CALGARY, May 4, 2012 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB or the Board) today issued a hearing order starting the process to hear the application by NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) for approval of amendments to the NGTL Gas Transportation Tariff (NGTL Tariff).
The applied-for amendments would implement the Natural Gas Liquids Extraction (NEXT) Model for the administration of natural gas liquids (NGL) extraction on the Integrated Alberta System (the integrated systems of NGTL and ATCO Pipelines).
Among the issues that the Board expects to consider are: the purpose for implementing the model; any positive or negative impacts of implementation; compliance with the NEB Act; and how the model will be implemented.
The Board's proceeding will obtain the evidence and views of interested persons on the Application through a written process. The Board will hear oral final argument in the Board's Hearing Room, 2nd floor, 444-7th Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta, at a date to be determined.
Members of the public can participate in the hearing in one of two ways:
|i.||by seeking intervenor status; or|
|ii.||by filing a letter of comment.|
Any person wishing to intervene in the hearing must file the required documents with the Board, and serve a copy on NGTL by 25 May 2012. The Board will then release a List of Parties consisting of NGTL and intervenors. The deadline for letters of comment is 10 August 2012.
Online forms for the two methods of participation are available on the NEB website at www.neb-one.gc.ca. In the right margin under Regulatory Documents, select Submit Documents, then click on Submit Documents Electronically and select the appropriate form.
For additional information about this hearing or the procedures governing the hearing, please call the Board's toll-free number at 1-800-899-1265 and specify that the call is about the NGTL NEXT Model Implementation application (reference number RHW-002-2012).
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 regulator of 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 is available on the NEB's Internet site at www.neb-one.gc.ca under What's New!
For further information:
Telephone: 403-299-3371 or (toll free) 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803
TTY (Teletype): 1-800-632-1663
For filing of documents and correspondence:
Secretary of the Board
National Energy Board
444 Seventh Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0X8