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Proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline Project Availability of Funding to Participate in Environmental Review Deadline for Applications Extended

by NationTalk on September 20, 2009386 Views

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is making available $600,000 under its Participant Funding Program to assist groups and individuals to participate in the environmental review of the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline Project.A joint panel will conduct the review in accordance with the requirements of both the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and the National Energy Board Act.

This funding is being made available to help successful applicants review and comment on the environmental impact statement that will be prepared by the proponent, Gateway Pipeline Inc. The funding may also be used to prepare for and participate in the public hearings that will be announced at a later date.

The deadline to submit a funding application is being extended until two weeks following the release of the joint review panel agreement (JRPA). A new deadline will be communicated once the JRPA is released. If you intend to submit an application, please inform the contact below so that the Agency may advise you of the application deadline.

A funding review committee, independent of the review process, will consider all applications and make recommendations on the allocation of funds.

Information on the funding program, the proposed project, and the environmental assessment process is available on the Agency’s Web site, registry number 06-05-21799.

To apply for funding or to obtain more information on the program, contact:

Suzanne Osborne, Participant Funding Program
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
160 Elgin St., 22nd floor, Ottawa ON K1A 0H3
Tel.: 1-866-582-1884 / 613-957-0254
Fax: 613-948-9172
suzanne.osborne@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

Gateway Pipeline Inc. proposes to construct and operate pipelines, 1170 km in length, between an inland terminal near Edmonton, Alberta, and a marine terminal near Kitimat, British Columbia. Approximately 500 km of the pipeline will be in Alberta and 670 km in British Columbia. The project will include an export oil sands product pipeline, an import condensate pipeline, terminal facilities, integrated marine infrastructure at tidewater to accommodate loading and unloading of oil and condensate tankers, and marine transportation of oil and condensate.

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