NEB to hold public hearing on detailed route of Emera Brunswick Pipeline



    CALGARY, Nov. 26 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB) will hold a
public hearing on 28 January 2008 in response to oppositions about portions of
the proposed detailed route of the Emera Brunswick Pipeline to be constructed
by Emera Brunswick Pipeline Company Ltd. (EBPC).
    The public hearing will start at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, 28 January 2008 and
will be held at the Fort Howe Hotel & Convention Centre, 10 Portland Street,
Saint John, New Brunswick.

    The discussion during the hearing will be limited to the following two
issues:

    
    (i)    the best possible detailed route of the pipeline; and
    (ii)   the most appropriate timing and methods of construction of the
           pipeline.
    

    In addition to the landowners who have already filed their written
statement of opposition to the pipeline's detailed route, other persons may
also file an application to intervene in the hearing.
    When filing their requests, intervenor applicants must describe the
specific nature of their interest in the lands which are the subject of this
hearing and state clearly which statement(s) of opposition they intend to
address at the public hearing.
    Applications must be submitted by noon (MST), on Wednesday, 12 December
2007. All applications should be sent to the Secretary of the Board and a copy
must also be provided to EBPC:

    
    Ms. Claudine Dutil-Berry             Mr. Ian Leadley
    Secretary of the Board               Manager Regulatory Affairs
    National Energy Board                St. Clair Pipelines (1996) Ltd.
    444 Seventh Avenue SW                1600, 1801 Hollis Street
    Calgary, Alberta T2P 0X8             Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4
    Facsimile: 403-292-5503              Facsimile: 902-425-4592
    

    Information on how to submit an application requesting intervenor status
is available on the NEB Internet site at www.neb-one.gc.ca. On-line
application forms are also accessible on the Internet site. On the right hand
side, click on "View or Submit a Regulatory Document", scroll down to "Submit
Documents Electronically" and select the on-line form of your choice.
    The NEB issued a certificate to EBPC on 31 May 2007 approving the
construction and operation of a 145 kilometre pipeline with a 762 millimetre
(30-inch) diameter. The pipeline is to run from the Canaport LNG(TM) facility
at Mispec Point in Saint John to a point on the international border near St.
Stephen, New Brunswick.

    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 and the MH-3-2007 Hearing Order are also available on
the Board's Internet site at www.neb-one.gc.ca under What's New!





For further information:

For further information: Carole Léger-Kubeczek, Communications Officer,
Telephone: (403) 299-2717, Email: clegerkubeczek@neb-one.gc.ca


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