The National Energy Board is making US$ 2.5 million available under its Participant Funding Programme to support participation in the hearing for the proposed Energy East Pipeline Project.
These funds will help landowners, Aboriginal groups, incorporated non-industry, not-for-profit organisations, and other interested persons to participate in the regulatory process. A higher amount may be considered once applications for funding are received.
TransCanada filed a project description on 4 March 2014, informing the Board that an application seeking approval for Energy East will be submitted later this year. The proposed project would include converting an existing natural gas pipeline to an oil transportation pipeline and the construction of new pipeline segments to transport oil from Alberta to New Brunswick.
The funding available will help those who are interested to review the Energy East application and participate in the hearing. Interested persons are encouraged to review information on the proposed project, including the List of Issues, before submitting an application for funding.
To receive funding, interested persons must apply for and be accepted as an Intervenor in the NEB’s regulatory process. The funds must be used to prepare for and participate in the hearing. Details about the hearing will be announced by the Board at a later date.
A funding review committee, independent of the regulatory process, will consider all applications for funding and make recommendations on the allocation of funds.
Adapted from press release by Hannah Priestley-Eaton
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