National Energy Board invites participation in the public review of Arctic
Offshore Drilling Requirements

CALGARY, June 10 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB) is inviting participation in its public review of Arctic offshore drilling requirements.

The NEB, which has regulatory oversight for offshore drilling in the Canadian Arctic, announced on 11 May that it would be looking into Arctic safety and environmental offshore drilling requirements. The NEB expects to complete this review before receiving applications for drilling in the Arctic offshore.

A preliminary scope of the review is available on the NEB website at www.neb-one.gc.ca. The preliminary scope includes topics such as drilling safely while protecting the environment, responding effectively when things go wrong, and lessons learned from major accidents elsewhere.

Those who wish to participate in this review can register at the NEB's website or provide their contact information by 16 July 2010 to:

    
    Anne-Marie Erickson, Secretary of the Board
    National Energy Board
    444 Seventh Avenue SW
    Calgary, Alberta
    T2P 0X8
    Fax: 403-292-5503 or (toll free): 1-877-288-8803
    File Number: OF-EP-Gen-EPGen-AODR 01
    

Comments on the preliminary scope should be provided by the same date.

The NEB is an independent federal agency that regulates several parts of Canada's energy industry. Its purpose is to regulate pipelines, energy development and trade in the Canadian public interest.

This news release and the Draft Preliminary Scope of the Arctic Offshore Drilling Review are available on the NEB's Internet site at www.neb-one.gc.ca under What's New!

SOURCE National Energy Board

For further information: For further information: Sarah Kiley (sarah.kiley@neb-one.gc.ca), Communications Officer, Telephone: 403-299-3633, TTY (teletype): 1-800-632-1663


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