Proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline Project availability of funding to participate in environmental review



    OTTAWA, Aug. 7 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency is making available $600,000 under its Participant Funding Program to
assist groups and individuals to participate in the environmental review of
the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline Project.
    A joint panel will conduct the review in accordance with the requirements
of both the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and the National Energy
Board Act.
    This funding is being made available to help successful applicants review
and comment on the environmental impact statement that will be prepared by the
proponent, Gateway Pipeline Inc. The funding may also be used to prepare for
and participate in the public hearings that will be announced at a later date.
    Funding applications received by the Agency by September 21, 2009, will
be considered. A funding review committee, independent of the review process,
will consider all applications and make recommendations on the allocation of
funds.
    Information on the funding program, the proposed project, and the
environmental assessment process is available on the Agency's Web site at
www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca, registry number 06-05-21799.
    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. Approximately 500 km of the 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, terminal
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: Media may contact: Lucille Jamault, Manager,
Communications, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, Tel.: (613)
957-0434


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