CALGARY, June 2, 2017 /CNW/ – The National Energy Board (NEB) will hold an oral hearing on Tuesday, June 6 at 9 a.m. (local time) on whether or not the Wyndwood Pipeline Expansion Project should be approved for construction and operation. The hearing will be held at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites in Chetwynd, BC. The public is welcome to attend.
The Wyndwood Pipeline Expansion Project is an application from Westcoast Energy Inc. (doing business as Spectra Energy Transmission) to build and operate 27 kilometres of natural gas pipeline and associated facilities southwest of Chetwynd, BC. This proposed project is a loop of Westcoast’s existing Fort St. John Mainline.
The NEB Hearing Panel will hear from three intervenors including two Indigenous groups and a local landowner. The schedule of speakers, which is subject to change, is available on the NEB’s website.
Once the oral statement portion of the hearing has finished, Westcoast and the 13 individuals and groups who have been granted Intervenor status in the hearing can ask questions about the written evidence filed by the Applicant and other Intervenors. The hearing will conclude with oral final argument.
The hearing is scheduled to run until Wednesday. Those unable to attend the hearing in person can access both a live audio feed and a daily transcript at www.neb-one.gc.ca/wyndwood.
- The NEB received 16 applications to participate and granted Intervenor status to 14 applicants and Commenter status to one applicant. One application to participate was turned down. One Intervenor withdrew from the hearing process.
- The NEB has made up to $250,000 in funding available to support meaningful participation by Intervenors in the hearing process.
- As this project falls under section 58 of the National Energy Board Act, the NEB is the final decision maker.
The National Energy Board is an independent federal regulator of several parts of Canada’s energy industry. It regulates pipelines, energy development and trade in the public interest with safety as its primary concern. For more information on the NEB and its mandate, please visit www.neb-one.gc.ca