CALGARY, Nov. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB or the
Board) today announced that a public hearing will be held to consider
an application submitted by NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) for the
proposed Leismer to Kettle River Crossover Project (the Project).
The oral part of the hearing process is scheduled to start at 9 am on
Tuesday, 8 May 2012 at a location to be determined.
If approved, the Project is to be located around 90 kilometres south of
Fort McMurray, Alberta, and would involve approximately 79 kilometres
of new pipeline and related facilities, of which about 30.5 kilometres
would be contiguous with existing pipeline right of way.
The pipeline has been designed for an initial capacity of approximately
27.5 million cubic metres (972 MMcf/d) of sweet gas. The construction,
whose projected costs are estimated at $157 million, would start in
November 2012. The pipeline is scheduled to be in service on 1 April
The NEB has identified a number of issues to be discussed during the
proceeding. Among others, these include the need for and the economic
feasibility of the proposed facilities, the suitability of design of
the proposed facilities, the potential environmental and socio-economic
effects, and the Project's potential impacts on Aboriginal interests,
including Aboriginal and treaty rights.
Any person wishing to participate in this hearing process may do so in
one of three ways:
i. by filing an application to intervene with the Secretary of the
Board and serving a copy on NGTL and its counsel by 8 December 2011;
ii. by filing a letter of comment with the Secretary of the Board
and serving a copy on NGTL and its counsel by 9 February 2012; or
iii. by filing a letter with the Secretary of the Board requesting
the opportunity to make an oral statement and serving a copy on NGTL
and its counsel by 9 February 2012.
Upon request, the Board may hold a public information session in
Conklin, Alberta prior to the public hearing. Any person interested in
having the Board hold such a session should contact Carrie Randall at
403-299-3714 (toll free at 1-800-899-1265) no later than 18 November
Any member of the public is welcome to attend the public information
session. These sessions are not a forum for discussing the merits or
substance of the application, but are intended to assist people to
better understand and participate in the Board's hearing process.
Please visit the NEB website for general information about the hearing
process and how you can participate effectively. To access the
information, go to www.neb-one.gc.ca, select Hearings and Information Sessions, and then click on Participate in a Public Hearing.
The NEB is an independent federal agency that regulates several parts of
Canada's energy industry. Its purpose is to regulate pipelines, energy
development and trade in the Canadian public interest.
This news release and Hearing Order GH-004-2011 are available on the
NEB's Internet site at www.neb-one.gc.ca under What's New!
SOURCE National Energy Board
For further information:
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Secretary of the Board
National Energy Board
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Calgary, Alberta T2P 0X8