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Hearing Order issued for Northern Gateway Pipeline Project

Enbridge Gateway Pipeline Project - Joint Review Panel

News Release

For immediate release
5 May 2011

Hearing Order issued for Northern Gateway Pipeline Project

CALGARY -The Joint Review Panel (Panel) conducting the review of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project (Project) has issued a Hearing Order (OH-04-2011) [Filing A29152] which outlines the ways in which interested persons may participate in the joint review process and the associated timelines for the review.

The Panel will start meeting with participants on 10 January 2012 at locations to be determined.

Those interested in participating in the joint review process can do so in the following ways:

Further details on each participation option, including deadlines, can be found in the Hearing Order and on the Panel's website at Information sessions to help explain how the joint review process will work and the participation options will be held in a number of locations including:

  • Bruderheim, AB
  • Grande Prairie, AB
  • Whitecourt, AB
  • Bella Bella, BC
  • Burns Lake, BC
  • Hartley Bay, BC
  • Kitimat, BC
  • Kitkatla, BC
  • Klemtu, BC
  • Prince George, BC
  • Prince Rupert, BC
  • Queen Charlotte City, BC
  • Smithers, BC
  • Tumbler Ridge, BC
  • Vanderhoof, BC

These sessions are open to anyone who has an interest in the proposed Project. The Panel Secretariat will be available at the information sessions to help answer questions about the joint review process and participation options.

Details on the dates and specific locations of the information sessions will be advertised in local media and a schedule will be posted on the Panel's website at a later date.

A Process Advisory Team is also available to assist interested participants throughout the joint review process and can be contacted toll free at 1-866-582-1884 or by email at

The proposed Project involves the construction of two 1,170 kilometre long pipelines running from Bruderheim, Alberta to Kitimat, British Columbia and the construction and operation of the Kitimat Marine Terminal.

About the Joint Review Panel

The Joint Review Panel for the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project is an independent body, mandated by the Minister of the Environment and the National Energy Board. The Panel will assess the environmental effects of the proposed project and review the application under both the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 and the National Energy Board Act.

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This news release, the Hearing Order and a question and answer document are available on the Panel's website ( under What's New.

For further information:

Sarah Kiley
Communications Officer
National Energy Board
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Telephone: 403-299-3302
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