2017 Harvest

2017 Harvest

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

NEB to hold oral public hearing for Enbridge Line 9 Reversal Application

The National Energy Board (NEB) announced yesterday that it will convene an oral public hearing to review Enbridge's application to reverse the flow of its Line 9 oil pipeline through southern Ontario.  The pipeline has been flowing westward since 1999.  When initially constructed in 1975, the flow direction was eastward. 

The Draft List of Issues for the hearing includes the need for the project; the engineering design and integrity of the pipeline, including the potential effects of flow reversal; contingency planning for spills, accidents or malfunctions, during construction and operation of the pipeline; the potential environmental and socio-economic effects of the project; the project’s potential impacts on Aboriginal interests; and its potential impacts on affected landowners.

Financial assistance will be made available through the Participant Funding Program to "applicants who meet the criteria and can demonstrate a need to support their timely and meaningful involvement in the proceeding."