This is a news release from the National energy Board. I think that we should be able to put something together as a community between now and then.
For immediate release
14 December 2011
Funding available to participate in the NEB’s Regulatory Process on Enbridge’s Line 9 Reversal Phase I Project
CALGARY – The National Energy Board (NEB, or the Board) is making available $165,000 under its Participant Funding Program to assist landowners, Aboriginal groups, incorporated non-industry not-for-profit organizations, and other interested parties to participate in the regulatory process for the proposed Enbridge Line 9 Reversal Phase I Project.
In its application, Enbridge Pipelines Inc. (Enbridge) is asking the NEB to approve the additions and modifications required to allow the reversal of crude oil flow within a segment of Line 9 – a 762-millimetre (30 inches) outside diameter crude oil pipeline – from the Sarnia Terminal to the North Westover Station in southwestern Ontario.
This funding is being made available to help interested parties review and comment on the project application submitted by Enbridge. Funding must be used to prepare for and participate in the hearing process. Information on participation options will be announced by the Board at a later date.
To receive funding, recipients must register as an intervenor in the NEB’s regulatory process for this project.
Interested parties are encouraged to review information on the proposed project, as well as the NEB’s Draft List of Issues and the Draft Scope of the Environmental Assessment (EA) released by the Board on 5 December 2011 as Appendix I and II of Hearing Order OH-005-2011.
Public information sessions will be held beginning in January 2012 to provide information on the hearing process and public participation.
A Process Advisor has been assigned to provide support to the members of the public who participate in the NEB’s hearing process. To request information about the hearing process or the Participant Funding Program, please contact Katie Emond using the toll-free number at 1-800-899-1265, extension 3255.
The deadline to submit a funding application is 15 February 2012. Funding applications received by the Board after this date will not be considered.
A funding review committee, independent of the regulatory process, will consider all applications for funding and make recommendations on the allocation of funds.
This information, as well as the Participant Funding Program Guide, the Application for Funding Form and the Contribution Agreement can be found on the Board’s website (www.neb-one.gc.ca), under Major Applications and Projects, select Enbridge Pipelines Inc. – Line 9 Reversal Phase I.
Please visit the NEB website for general information about the Process Advisor, the hearing process and how you can participate effectively. To access the information, go to www.neb-one.gc.ca, select Hearing and Information Sessions, and then click onParticipate 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.Tags: Enbridge, National energy Board