Canadian Environmental Network Call for Delegates: National Energy Board Consultation on Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Section Update to Filing Manual

The Canadian Environmental Network’s Environmental Planning and Assessment Caucus has been requested by the National Energy Board (NEB) to select up to 10 ENGO delegates to participate in a bilateral consultation to seek ENGO input into the Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment (ESA) Section Update to the Filing Manual. The Filing Manual has been developed to provide guidance regarding the information the NEB would typically need when making its decision on a proposed project. This will assist the NEB in fulfilling its responsibilities under the National Energy Board Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The Filing Manual Update will provide an opportunity for all interested parties and the Board to engage in dialogue, improve understanding of environmental and socio-economic assessment review processes currently in place, and generate options for potential improvements to the environmental and socio-economic assessment section of the Filing Manual. The consultation session will happen January 14, 2011 in Calgary, AB (to be confirmed following delegate selection). Delegate Application deadline: Friday, December 10, 2010. For more information or to submit an application click here: http://rcen.ca/public-participation/national-energy-board-consultation-on-environmental-and-socio-economic-assessme