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

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 www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (registry reference number 12-03-64738). To obtain a paper copy of the document, contact the project manager listed in this notice.

Written comments in either official language must be sent by March 12, 2012 to:

Kingsvale-Oliver Reinforcement Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Jack Smith, Project Manager
410–701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver B.C. V7Y 1C6
Tel.: 604-666-2431
Fax: 604-666-6990
KORP@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

All comments received will be considered public and will become part of the project file. This is the first of three public comment periods that will occur during the environmental assessment of the Project.

$25,000 Available for Public Participation

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

Applications received by March 12, 2012 will be considered. To submit an application or to obtain additional information on the program, contact:

Participant Funding Program
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Maurenia Lynds
160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor
Ottawa ON K1A 0H3
Telephone: 1-866-582-1884 or 613-954-2190
Fax: 613-948-9172
PFP.PAFP@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

Information on the Participant Funding Program, including a guide and the application form, is available on the Agency's website.

The Proposed Project

Map depicting the location of the project, as described in the current document.

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.

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