News Release
Kingsvale-Oliver Reinforcement Project – Public Comments Invited and Federal Funding Available

OTTAWA – February 9, 2012 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a comprehensive study environmental assessment of the proposed Kingsvale-Oliver Reinforcement Project (the Project) located in British Columbia (B.C.). The public is invited to comment on the Project and the conduct of the comprehensive study.

A background document and more information on this project are available on the Agency's website at (registry reference number 12-03-64738). The document is also available in paper copy by request.

The Agency is also making available $25,000 under its Participant Funding Program to assist groups and individuals to participate in activities related to subsequent public consultations during the federal environmental assessment of the Project.

Public comments and funding applications received by March 12, 2012 will be considered.

This is the first of three public comment periods that will occur during the environmental assessment of the Project.

FortisBC Energy Inc. is proposing to construct a new 161 kilometre long natural gas transmission pipeline generally alongside the existing natural gas transmission pipeline between Kingsvale, B.C. and Oliver, B.C.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in support of sustainable development.


Media may contact:

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Maxine Leger-Haskell
Communications Advisor
Tel.: 613-957-0406

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