CALGARY, Jan. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB or Board)
today released its report recommending that the federal government
approve the Enbridge Pipelines Inc.'s (Enbridge) Edmonton to Hardisty
Pipeline Project (Project).
The Project includes the construction and operation of a new crude oil
pipeline, approximately 182 km in length, from its existing Edmonton
Terminal, near Edmonton, AB to its existing Hardisty Terminal, near
A public hearing was held as part of the Board's review of this Project.
Several participants, including landowners and Aboriginal groups,
contributed. Based on their input and other evidence, the Board
included a number of conditions in its recommendation that Enbridge
must comply with if the Project is approved, such as Enbridge providing
to the Board:
copies of its safety programs and manuals,
traditional land use investigations,
an updated Weed and Clubroot Management Plan, and
a post-construction monitoring report.
The Board also approved the construction and operation of a new
initiating pump station at Enbridge's Edmonton Terminal, a new pump
station at each of its existing Kingman and Strome stations, as well as
associated facilities and infrastructure at its Edmonton and Hardisty
Terminals as part of the Project (Associated Facilities). The Board's
approval to construct and operate these facilities will only take
effect on Governor in Council's approval of the Project.
If approved by the Governor in Council, the Board will issue a
Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, as well as an Order
for the Associated Facilities.
The National Energy Board is an independent federal regulator of several
parts of Canada's energy industry with the safety of Canadians and
protection of the environment as its top priority. Its purpose is to
regulate pipelines, energy development and trade in the Canadian public
interest. For more information on the NEB and its mandate, please visit
This news release is also available on the Board's Internet site under What's New!
SOURCE: Government of Canada
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