Northern Gateway Pipeline Project - Comments Invited on the Draft Joint Review Panel Agreement and Terms of Reference



    OTTAWA, Feb. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency (the Agency) invites public comments on the draft agreement, including
the terms of reference, to establish a joint review panel for the proposed
Northern Gateway Pipeline Project.
    The draft agreement was developed in order to establish a joint panel
with the National Energy Board for the environmental review of the proposed
project. The draft agreement includes procedures for appointing independent
panel members, the proposed terms of reference for the panel, and procedures
for conducting the review process.
    Written comments on the draft agreement, including the terms of
reference, received by April 14, 2009 will be considered. All comments
received will be considered public and will be posted on the public registry.
Forward your comments, in the official language of your choice, by fax, mail
or e-mail to:

    Brett Maracle
    Panel Manager
    Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
    160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor, Ottawa, ON K1A 0H3
    Tel.: 1-866-582-1884 / Fax: 613-957-0941
    E-mail: gateway.review@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

    The draft agreement, including the terms of reference, as well as
additional information on the project are available on the Agency's Web site
at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca .To obtain a copy of the draft agreement or to register
as an interested party and be kept informed of the panel's activities, provide
a full mailing or e-mail address to the contact person above.
    Gateway Pipeline Inc. proposes to construct and operate pipelines, 1170
km in length, between an inland terminal near Edmonton, Alberta and a marine
terminal near Kitimat, British Columbia. About 500 km of pipeline will be in
Alberta and 670 km in British Columbia. The project will include an export oil
sands product pipeline, an import condensate pipeline, terminalling
facilities, integrated marine infrastructure at tidewater to accommodate
loading and unloading of oil and condensate tankers and marine transportation
of oil and condensate.

    The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal
environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects
of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in support of
sustainable development.




For further information:

For further information: Lucille Jamault, Senior Communications Advisor,
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, (613) 957-0434


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