The NEB is committed to continual improvement of its hearing process. The Hearing Panel has designed this process to provide meaningful opportunities for participants to share their views about the project. It includes improved certainty about who will have standing and provides opportunities to participate orally.
The Panel will accept comment on the Hearing Order until noon, Calgary time, 2 March 2016.
Public participation is a fundamental part of the NEB review process. The Hearing Panel must hear from participants who are directly affected, and may choose to hear from those with relevant information or expertise. The Panel has pre-approved certain parties as participants in the hearing process. This includes Aboriginal groups whose Traditional Territory is affected, the City of Vaughan, and landowners or occupants whose land is traversed by the project.
Participants may choose to be an Intervenor or Commenter and may provide their views in writing, orally, or both. Those who wish to participate must submit an Application to Participate form by 2 March 2016. Those who have already been granted standing only need to register their participation by this date. The Hearing Order [Filing A75484] outlines complete hearing details.
To learn more about the NEB hearing process, available participant funding, or to participate in this hearing, please visit the NEB website at www.neb-one.gc.ca/VME.
The National Energy Board is an independent federal regulator of several parts of Canada’s energy industry with the safety of Canadians and protection of the environment as its top priority. Its purpose is to regulate pipelines, energy development and trade in the Canadian public interest. For more information on the NEB and its mandate, please visit www.neb-one.gc.ca.