CALGARY, Oct. 25 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB) is inviting
comments on three segments to the approved corridor being considered for the
Brunswick Pipeline Project.
When granting Emera Brunswick Pipeline Company Ltd. (Emera) permission to
construct and operate the Brunswick Pipeline, the NEB based its decision to
approve the corridor, as proposed by the company, on studies and other
information presented as evidence during the public hearing. In its July
application to the NEB, Emera proposed a detailed route that included three
segments which extend slightly outside the approved corridor.
Emera stated in its application that these three modifications were being
submitted for approval at the request of landowners who felt that the new
routing would be a better fit to recent road realignments, and would avoid a
landfill while reducing the number of impacted properties. Emera also claims
that the request is supported by all potentially affected landowners. In
total, 2.1 kilometres of the approved routing would extend outside the
approved corridor by no more than 50 metres.
The fact that these three areas are located outside the approved corridor
means that an environmental screening process must be undertaken in accordance
with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA). The NEB must also
conduct its own assessment because the three areas are viewed as proposed
variances to its decision approving the Brunswick Pipeline Project.
All landowners potentially impacted by the three variances must receive
proper notice informing them of the opportunity to express their concerns.
Additionally, the NEB has directed Emera to send details regarding the
proposed variations to all intervenors involved in the original hearing
All notified landowners and intervenors wishing to comment in writing on
the matter of the three variances may do so by filing their letter with the
Secretary of the Board and serving a copy on Emera no later than Tuesday,
13 November 2007.
Filings can be sent by mail to: Ms. Claudine Dutil-Berry
Secretary of the Board
National Energy Board
444 - Seventh Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AB T2P 0X8
Filings can be sent by facsimile at (403) 292-5503 or toll free at
An on-line form is also available on the NEB web site for electronic
filings. To access the electronic form, click on "Regulatory Documents",
scroll down to the section entitled "Submit documents electronically" and
click on "Begin submitting documents electronically". Under project name,
select "Other" and move on to the next step.
The NEB is an independent federal agency that regulates several parts of
Canada's energy industry. Its purpose is to promote safety and security,
environmental protection, and efficient energy infrastructure and markets in
the Canadian public interest, within the mandate set by Parliament in the
regulation of pipelines, energy development and trade.
This news release is available on the NEB Internet site at
www.neb-one.gc.ca under What's New!
For further information:
For further information: Carole Léger-Kubeczek, E-mail:
email@example.com, Comunications Officer, Telephone: (403)
299-2717, TTY (teletype): 1-800-632-1663