Message: D11-21460

From: Susi Vogt
To: Susi Vogt,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Sent: 2011-12-15 at 9:56 AM
Received: 2011-12-15 at 9:56 AM
Subject: Procedural Conference for EB-2011-0242 Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. and EB-2011-0283 Union Gas


As discussed in PO #1, there will be a procedural conference for the above noted file this Friday, December 16. Please note that no Board members will be present at this conference, and it will not be transcribed.

We have received a number of enquiries from parties regarding the agenda for this conference.

As you will have seen, several parties are suggesting that the Board should adopt a “phased” approach to this hearing. Under this approach jurisdictional issues would be dealt with in a first phase, followed (if necessary) by a second phase to address the remaining issues. We would like to discuss with parties their views on such an approach. If parties generally support this approach, then we could discuss matters such as the exact issues that would be part of phase 1, and a schedule for submissions on those issues.

If there is no consensus on these matters, then the Board may require formal submissions on the “next steps” for this proceeding.

In addition to the above, we would like to have a general discussion about the schedule for the hearing, the intention of any party to file intervenor evidence, and the need for a technical conference.

Parties should feel free to “attend” via teleconference, the instructions for which were circulated yesterday. If you are unable to attend in person or by teleconference, you can also email me your views on any of these topics.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions,


Zora Crnojacki

Project Advisor

Applications and Regulatory Audit

Ontario Energy Board

PO Box 2319

2300 Yonge Street, Suite 2700

Toronto, ON M4P 1E4

416 440 8104