The National Energy Board (the Federal regulatory body for oil, gas, and electricity) has released its form for the Interventions process against the Line 9B Reversal project. Form available here. This new document put forth by the NEB outlines what guidelines it will accept as a reasonable interjection against the reversal process. For instance, impacts associated directly with the Tar Sands will not be considered. Please read carefully. Submissions are due April 19th, 2013.
Appendix I – List of Issues Dated 4 April 2013The Board will consider the following issues in this hearing:1. The need for the proposed Project.2. The potential commercial impacts of the proposed Project.3. The appropriateness of the proposed Rules and Regulation Tariff and tolling methodology.4. The potential environmental and socio-economic effects of the proposed Project, including the potential effects of malfunctions or accidents that may occur, and any cumulative environmental effects that are likely to result from the proposed Project.5. The engineering design and integrity of the proposed Project.6. The safety, security, and contingency planning associated with the construction and operation of the proposed Project, including emergency response planning and third-party damage prevention.7. Consultation with Aboriginal groups and the potential impacts of the proposed Project on Aboriginal interests.8. Consultation activities and potential impacts of the proposed Project on affected landowners and land use.9. The terms and conditions, related to the above issues, to be included in any approval the Board may issue for the proposed Project.|
The Board will not consider the environmental and socio-economic effects associated with upstream activities, the development of oil sands, or the downstream use of the oil transported by the pipeline.