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ARCHIVED – Allocation of Funds for Participation in the Public Hearing for the Encana Deep Panuke Abandonment Project

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The Board administers a Participant Funding Program (PFP), which provides financial assistance to individuals, Indigenous groups, landowners, and non-industry not-for-profit groups to facilitate public participation in certain project hearings and environmental assessments of designated projects.

On 15 May 2018, the National Energy Board announced $250,000 to assist individuals and groups with their participation in the hearing for the Deep Panuke Abandonment Project. The PFP received four applications requesting a total of $206,733. After reviewing the applications, the PFP recommended awarding to all four. The Executive Vice President, Regulatory approved the recommendation. Indigenous groups account for 100% of the funding awarded.

Funding Awards
Applicant Amount awarded
Kwilmu’kw Maw-Klusuaqn Negotiation Office (Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia) $80,000
Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council $19,000
Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated $80,000
Wolastoqey Nation $27,733
Total $206,733
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