Ontario Component (Thunder Bay and Kenora regions)

NEB Chair and CEO, Peter Watson, made his second trip to Ontario in May 2015.

Northwest Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA)

  • Discussion Topics Included: valve location and placement; definition of major water crossing; emergency response training and capacity in rural communities; liability; pipeline safety and integrity

Lakehead and Region Conservation Authority

  • Discussion Topics Included: valve location, placement and shut-off procedure; integrity of water system; emergency response time; safety culture; emergency response capacity in rural communities

Nishnawbe-Aski Treaty 9

  • Discussion Topics Included: impact of pipeline development; capacity for hearing participation; duty to consult and the NEB’s role; climate change; environmental impacts; design and materials; prevention and mitigation efforts; process to incorporate aboriginal values; definition of public interest; remediation; participation in pipeline inspections

City of Kenora and First Responders

  • Discussion Topics Included: capacity for emergency response training; emergency response times in rural areas; integrity of the water systems; definition of directly affected; NEB engagement; company’s liability

Treaty 3 Grand Council

  • Discussion Topics Included: duty to consult and the role of the NEB; definition of directly affected; participant funding; process to incorporate aboriginal values; NEB communications; participation in pipeline monitoring; integrity of water systems

Transition Initiatives Kenora

  • Discussion Topics Included: climate change; NEB role and mandate; amount of company information provided; definition of public interest; duty to consult and the role of the NEB; hearing time limits; whistleblower process; environmental considerations
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