Review panel invites public comment on additional information for proposed EnCana Shallow Gas Infill Development project

    OTTAWA and CALGARY, Nov. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - The Joint Panel reviewing the
proposed EnCana Shallow Gas Infill Development project in the Suffield
National Wildlife Area in Alberta, today announced it has received further
information from the proponent, EnCana Corporation. The information was
provided in response to questions sent to the proponent by the Panel on
September 26. The questions were issued following the Panel's review of the
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) made public in May 2007, the information
requests submitted by interested parties after their review of the EIS and
EnCana's responses to those requests.
    The public is now invited to review the additional information and
provide written comments by December 13, 2007. All comments received by the
Panel will be made public through the on line registry established for the
project. Forward your written comments by mail, e-mail or fax to the attention

    Marie-France Therrien, Panel Co-Manager   Jodie Smith, Panel Co-Manager
    Canadian Environmental                    Alberta Energy and
    Assessment Agency                         Utilities Board
    160 Elgin Street                          640 5th Avenue S.W.
    Ottawa  ON  K1A 0H3                       Calgary AB  T2P 3G4
    Tel.: 613-957-0324 /                      Tel.: 403-297-3541 /
    Fax: 613-957-0941                         Fax: 403-297-4117   

    After reviewing the additional information and comments received, the
Panel will determine whether it has sufficient information to proceed to
public hearings. The public will be notified at least 45 days prior to the
commencement of hearings.
    The EIS, the information requests and EnCana's responses, along with the
additional information, are available on the Panel's web site at or on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry at , under registry No. 05-05-15620.
    To obtain information on the panel review process, or to register as an
interested party and be kept informed of the panel's activities, provide a
full mailing or e-mail address to either of the Panel Co-Managers listed
    EnCana Corporation proposes to drill, over a three-year period, up to
1275 new shallow gas wells within the boundary of the Canadian Forces Base
Suffield National Wildlife Area (NWA), located in Southeastern Alberta,
approximately 50 km Northwest of Medicine Hat and 250 km Southeast of Calgary.
The project is in addition to the existing natural gas development activities
within the NWA and includes the physical works and the activities associated
with the construction, operation, decommissioning, abandonment and reclamation
of the shallow gas wells, pipelines, and supporting infrastructure.

    The Joint Review Panel for the EnCana Shallow Gas Infill Development
Project is an independent body, mandated by the federal Minister of the
Environment and the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board to assess the
environmental effects of the proposed project.

For further information:

For further information: Media: Lucille Jamault, Senior Communications
Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, (613) 957-0434

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