DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — The National Energy Board will be holding public hearings later this month on TransCanada’s application to modify the North Montney Mainline Project.
In its application, TransCanada subsidiary NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. is requesting changes to the North Montney Mainline’s certificate to allow the gas to flow east, and for certain components to proceed independently of any final investment decision for a liquefied natural gas export terminal on the West Coast. The changes would also include construction of eight additional meter stations with minor modifications to project plans.
The hearings will take place over a two-week period later this month and will include oral cross-examination and final arguments. The NEB will also hear oral traditional evidence from Indigenous participants. During the hearings, the NEB will consider the views of participants on a range of issues such as the impacts of the proposed changes on the environment, the need and economic viability of the project and Indigenous interests.
The first set of hearings will take place in Calgary from January 22nd – 26th at the NEB headquarters. The second set will be held at the Stonebridge Hotel in Dawson Creek from Tuesday, January 30th to Thursday, February 1st. The Dawson Creek hearings begin at 9:00 a.m. on all three days.
Those unable to attend the hearings in person can access both a live audio feed and a daily transcript at neb-one.gc.ca.