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NEB releases details for Trans Mountain’s pipeline project hearings

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The National Energy Board (NEB) hearing panel for Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project has issued a procedural direction announcing the details for oral summary argument.

A procedural direction

This procedural direction follows up on the 24 September announcement that the NEB was implementing an excluded period for the review of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project beginning on 17 September 2015 and ending 8 January 2016, to acquire additional information related to the project. At that time, The NEB issued a revised hearing schedule, outlining the remaining procedural steps and deadlines.

Oral summary argument

Oral summary argument is an opportunity for Trans Mountain Pipeline and intervenors to appear before the panel to summarise the key points of their argument that they would like the panel to consider.

The hearing panel

The panel will hear the oral summary argument from Trans Mountain Pipeline on 17 December 2015 in the NEB Hearing Room, Calgary, Alberta. The panel will hear the oral summary argument from intervenors in two phases: first, between 18 and 29 January 2016 at the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre in Burnaby, British Columbia; and second in the NEB Hearing Room, Calgary, Alberta between 1 and 12 February 2016.

Additional information

The panel chose to hear oral summary argument from intervenors in Burnaby to facilitate maximum participation from intervenors. The panel recognises that there is significant public interest in the proceedings and will live webcast oral summary argument in both video and audio, and in both official languages. Video files will also be available on the NEB website for download at the end of each day.

Edited from source by Stephanie Roker

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