National Energy Board to hold written hearing on the Yukon Pipelines Limited Abandonment Order Review

    CALGARY, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB) today released
Hearing Order MHW-R-1-2008, announcing its intention to hold a written hearing
process for the review of Order MO-7-96. Subject to a number of conditions
being met, this order granted Yukon Pipelines Ltd. (YPL) leave to abandon the
Canadian portion of a pipeline and associated facilities that operated from
Skagway, Alaska to Whitehorse, Yukon.
    The NEB intends to examine the issues outlined in Appendix I of Hearing
Order MHW-R-1-2008. Any party who wishes to suggest an amendment or addition
to this List of Issues must file their suggestion with the Secretary of the
Board and serve a copy to YPL and its counsel by noon (MDT) on 14 October
2008. Please consult the Hearing Order for contact information.
    Any person interested in participating in the hearing may do so by filing
an application to intervene, or by providing a letter of comment. To intervene
in the hearing, an application must be filed with the Secretary of the Board,
with a copy to YPL and its counsel, by noon (MDT) on 14 October 2008. Letters
of comment must be filed with the Secretary of the Board, with a copy to YPL
and its counsel by noon (MST) on 21 November 2008.
    All forms required for participation are available on-line at In the right column, select "View or Submit a Regulatory
Document", scroll down and click on "Submit documents electronically" and then
select the form that suits your purpose.

    The NEB is an independent federal agency that regulates parts of Canada's
energy industry. Its purpose is to promote safety and security, environmental
protection, and efficient energy infrastructure and markets in the Canadian
public interest, within the mandate set by Parliament in the regulation of
pipelines, energy development and trade.

    This news release and the Hearing Order are available on the Board's
Internet site at under What's New! A copy of MHW-R-1-2008
Hearing Order can be found in the NEB's electronic document filing system.
Click on "Regulatory Documents" then "Quick Links" and select "Yukon Pipelines
Limited Abandonment Order Review" and then click on "Hearing Order" at the top
of the screen.
    Please visit the NEB Web site for general information about the hearing
process and how you can participate effectively. To access the information, go
to, select "Hearings and Information Sessions," and then
click on "Participate in a Public Hearing."

For further information:

For further information: Tara O'Donovan (,
Communications Officer, Telephone: (403) 299-3371, TTY (teletype):
1-800-632-1663; For a copy of the Hearing Order: National Energy Board,, Ground Floor, 444 Seventh Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta,
T2P 0X8, Telephone: (403) 299-3561, Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265,
Telecopier: (403) 292-5576, Telecopier (toll free): 1-877-288-8803, TTY
(teletype): 1-800-632-1663

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