Additional federal funding available for participation in environmental review of proposed EnCana Shallow Gas Infill Development project

    OTTAWA, March 25 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency (the Agency) today announced the availability of an additional $75,000
to assist groups and individuals to participate in the public hearing to be
held by the joint panel established to review the EnCana Shallow Gas Infill
Development project in Alberta.
    The additional funding is being provided to address the particular
circumstances of the Information Request process and the re-scheduling of the
hearing to October 2008 recently announced by the panel. The new funding
brings the total amount made available for public participation for this
project to $215,430.
    Groups and individuals, including previous funding recipients, may apply
for the new funding. Recipients must use the funds to prepare for and
participate in the public hearing. This new funding will only cover expenses
incurred after the signing of a new or amended contribution agreement.
Previous funding recipients intending to apply for this funding must contact
the Manager of the Participant Funding Program below, prior to submitting an
application. Funding applications received by the Agency by April 8, 2008 will
be considered.
    A Participant Funding Review Committee, independent of the Joint Review
Panel, will consider all applications and recommend the allocation of funds to
applicants according to the eligibility criteria set out in the Participant
Funding Program Guide.
    Information on the funding program, including the Participant Funding
Program Guide, the application form and the contribution agreement, is
available on the Agency's Web site at .

    To apply for funding or to obtain more information on the Program,

    Suzanne Osborne
    Acting Manager, Participant Funding Program
    Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
    Tel.: 613-957-0254 (collect calls are accepted)
    Fax: 613-948-9172

    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: Nicholas Girard, Senior
Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, (613)

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