CALGARY, July 22, 2013 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB, or the
Board) is making funding available under its Participant Funding
Program to assist landowners, Aboriginal groups, incorporated
non-industry, not-for-profit organizations, and other interested
persons to participate in the regulatory process of the proposed Trans
Mountain Expansion Project.
The project would expand the existing Trans Mountain pipeline system in
Alberta and British Columbia, and include approximately 981 kilometres
of new pipeline, new and modified facilities, such as pump stations and
tanks, and the reactivation of 193 kilometres of existing pipeline
between Edmonton and Burnaby. There would also be an expansion of the
Westridge Marine Terminal. Details of the current project description
can be found on the NEB website at www.neb-one.gc.ca.
Funding is being made available to help those interested review and
comment on a project application to be submitted by Trans Mountain
Pipeline ULC. To receive funding, interested persons will have to apply
for and be accepted as an intervenor in the NEB's regulatory process
for this project. Funding must be used to prepare for and participate
in the hearing process, which will be announced by the Board at a later
A funding review committee, independent of the regulatory process, will
consider all applications for funding and make recommendations on the
allocation of funds.
Funding applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Funding
will only be awarded for hearing related activities conducted after your application has been approved. Please review the Participant Funding Program Guide to determine how to apply for funding and what funding will cover.
A List of Issues identifying the topics the Board will consider during
the review process will soon be available on the NEB website and a
funding envelope will also be announced. Those who are interested in
applying for Participant Funding are encouraged to review information
on the proposed project.
Interested persons should also review the Application for Funding Form and the Contribution Agreement available on the Board's website (www.neb-one.gc.ca) under Participant Funding Program.
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 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
FOR BROADCAST USE:
The National Energy Board announced today that Participant Funding will
be available for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. The Project
would expand the existing Trans Mountain pipeline system in Alberta and
British Columbia. Funding applications should be submitted as soon as possible. To find out more about the project, or to apply for funding, visit www.neb-one.gc.ca.
SOURCE: National Energy Board
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