NEB re-opens public process to participate in Energy East hearing

Board wants to ensure those newly-affected due to project amendments have opportunity to participate

CALGARY, March 23, 2016 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB) will re-open the Energy East application to participate process (ATP) for a three week period, from March 30April 20, 2016.

TransCanada filed project amendments in December 2015 to remove the Cacouna marine and tank terminal, change the pipeline route and facility locations in Quebec, modify the tank storage facility in New Brunswick, and to address the agreement reached with three local distribution companies in Eastern Canada. The supplemental ATP is meant for those who may be directly affected by these amendments, or who may have relevant information or expertise related to these amendments.

Newly-affected people who wish to participate in the NEB Energy East hearing must apply to do so. These individuals or groups must clearly describe their interest in relation to the List of Issues for the hearing, which can be found on the NEB's website. Those who previously applied to participate do not need to apply again – the original ATP remains valid and will be considered by the Board.

The NEB is reviewing the Energy East project application, and subsequent amendments, to determine if it's sufficiently complete to proceed with further process steps. Information on the hearing process, hearing schedule and list of participants will be issued at a later time.

Quick Facts

  • Energy East is a 4,500-kilometre pipeline proposed to carry 1.1-million barrels of crude oil per day from Alberta and Saskatchewan to refineries in Eastern Canada. The project would include: converting an existing natural gas pipeline to an oil transportation pipeline; constructing new pipeline in the prairies, Ontario, Québec and New Brunswick; and constructing the associated facilities, pump stations and tank terminals required to move crude oil from Alberta to Québec and New Brunswick, including marine facilities that enable access to other markets by ship.

Associated Links

To learn more about the NEB hearing process, available participant funding, or to participate in this hearing, please visit the NEB website at

Participant funding is available for this hearing. The deadline to apply for funding will be announced at a later date. For more information on eligibility and how to apply for funding, visit

NEB letter

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


SOURCE National Energy Board

For further information: Brianne Rohovie, Communications Officer, National Energy Board, Email:, Telephone: 587-538-2147, Telephone (toll-free) 1-800-899-1265


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