Here’s a step by step guide to the NEB application process. Applying will take between 20-30 minutes.
Step 1: Go to the National Energy Board’s web site about Energy East, and click on the “Apply Now” button about 2/3 of the way down the page. Or you can copy and paste this link into your browser: https://akppaz3.neb-one.gc.ca/Chsr/Home/Chooser/. This will take you to a page where you choose whether to use your banking information (the NEB calls it your “Sign-In Partner”) or create an account to make your application. We recommend creating an account.
Step 2: Select GCkey Login and Follow the Instructions to create an account, and follow the link to create your account on the NEB website (select your User ID, recovery information, contact information), then click on Apply to Participate in the "Energy East Project and Asset Transfer"
Step 3: Select whether you are applying as an Individual or Group
Step 4: Click through Steps 1 through 4 in the application (group or individual, project name, privacy agreement,
Step 5: Fill out or confirm your contact information (this should be auto-filled from your account)
Step 6: Choose or skip the option of adding an “Authorized Representative”
Step 7: Select Commenter or Intervenor and click Next
Step 8: Select Directly Affected and / or Relevant Information and Expertise
Step 9: Select the issues from the NEB Issues list that you wish to address
Step 10: Select your language and click Yes that you can access the "Board’s electronic document repository" and click Next.
Step 11: Review your application
Step 12: Submit!
NEB List of Issues
The National Energy Board (Board) has identified the following issues for its consideration in any upcoming proceeding with respect to the Energy East Pipeline Ltd (EEPL) proposed Energy East Project (Project).
1. The need for the Project.
2. The economic feasibility of the Project.
3. The commercial, economic, supply and market impacts of the Project.
4. The appropriateness of the tolling methodology, and the method of toll and tariff regulation, including whether Energy East should be regulated as a Group 1 or Group 2 company.
5. The commercial, economic, supply and market impacts of the Asset Transfer, including the need, economic feasibility and commercial impacts of the Eastern Mainline Project. This includes the appropriateness of the proposed capacity of the Eastern Mainline of 575 TJ/d.
6. Transfer of Assets:
a. The tests to be used to assess the sale and purchase of the assets.
b. The assets to be transferred and any terms to be included.
c. The value which should be assigned to the facilities for the purposes of:
i. removal from the rate base of the TransCanada PipeLines Limited’s natural gas mainline; and
ii. inclusion in Energy East’s toll calculation.
7. The potential environmental and socio-economic effects of the Project, including the environmental effects of accidents or malfunctions that may occur in connection with the project, and any cumulative effects that are likely to result from the Project, as considered under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.
8. The potential environmental and socio-economic effects of increased marine shipping.
9. The appropriateness of the general route and land requirements for the Project.
10. The engineering design and integrity of the Project.
11. Potential impacts of the Project on Aboriginal interests.
12. Potential impacts of the Project on directly affected landowners and their land use.
13. Safety and security associated with the construction and operation of the Project, including emergency response planning and third-party damage prevention.
14. Contingency planning for spills, accidents, or malfunctions during construction and operations of the Project.
15. Financial implications of contingency planning for spills, accidents, or malfunctions during construction and operations of the Project.
16. The terms and conditions to be included in any recommendation or approval the Board may issue for the Project.
The Board will not consider matters related to upstream activities associated with the development of oil sands, or the downstream and end use of the oil transported by the Project.
There is a separate List of Issues for the Eastern Mainline Project, to consider whether it can be built safely, in a way that protects the environment and respects the rights and interests of those affected.
As posted at http://www.neb-one.gc.ca/pplctnflng/mjrpp/nrgyst/nrgystlstfsss-eng.html