Hearing Panel heading to Saint John, NB for first of ten sessions
CALGARY, Aug. 5, 2016 /CNW/ -The National Energy Board (NEB) will begin hearing from intervenors on the Energy East and Eastern Mainline projects on Monday, August 8, at 9 a.m. (local time) at the Saint John Hilton. This is the first of ten Panel sessions that will take place along the pipeline route in New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
These sessions are the first of multiple opportunities for intervenors to appear before the Hearing Panel and share what matters to them. Intervenors will be able to express their key areas of concern, explain how the project could impact them and ask TransCanada questions about the projects. Intervenors can also tell the Hearing Panel their views on future process steps, as outlined in the Hearing Order. The objective is to establish some of the main issues of interest, and to help intervenors prepare their written evidence and information requests that will be submitted later in the hearing process.
The session in Saint John is scheduled to run until Wednesday, with the second New Brunswick session beginning on Monday, August 15, in Fredericton. The proceedings are open to the public. The schedule of presenters and both a live audio feed and a transcript will be available at neb-one.gc.ca.
- The Energy East hearing will include many opportunities for hearing participants to provide input, including Panel sessions, written submissions, oral cross-examination and final argument.
- In addition to the hearing, the comprehensive Energy East review process will include expanded public engagement activities to be carried out by other Board Members who will report relevant findings to the Panel.
- Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) will assess the upstream greenhouse gas emissions associated with this project. The NEB and ECCC are working on an enhanced public engagement process for this assessment.
- Procedural Direction No. 5 — Panel sessions — Questions and answers Filing A78669
- Energy East and Eastern Mainline projects
The National Energy Board is an independent federal regulator of several parts of Canada's energy industry with the safety of Canadians and protection of the environment as its top priority. Its purpose is to regulate pipelines, energy development and trade in the Canadian public interest. For more information on the NEB and its mandate, please visit www.neb-one.gc.ca.
SOURCE National Energy Board
For further information: Sarah Kiley, Communications Officer, National Energy Board, Email: [email protected], Cell: 403-614-6526; Marc Drolet, Communications Officer, National Energy Board, Email: [email protected], Cell: 514-476-9911