October 21, 2011: After carefully considering the information received from ExxonMobil in response to his request for additional information, Commissioner Miller Ayre of the Hebron Public Review Commission has announced the dates for the Public Review Sessions. “I am satisfied that ExxonMobil has provided as much information as is needed to proceed with the Public Review Sessions,” says Commissioner Ayre.

The Public Review Sessions to review the merits of the Hebron Development Application are scheduled from November 21 to December 8, 2011 in St. John’s, Marystown, and Clarenville, and are organized around the four main issues under review: human safety, environmental protection, expected benefits of the project and the general approach to project development. “These issues are critical to us all, whether we work directly in the industry or not,” says Commissioner Ayre.

The Public Review Sessions are designed to hear directly what the public is interested in, and for the public to interact with ExxonMobil. The Sessions also give ExxonMobil the opportunity to explain the project.

“As Commissioner, I can ask questions as issues arise. Individuals and groups can present their views at the Sessions, and ask questions,” says the Commissioner, “The sessions will have formality in that the groups and individuals who wish to participate have to provide written information, but the atmosphere will be much less formal than a courtroom-type environment.”

Participants are referred to the Commission’s website to register for the sessions. The deadline to submit a written submission is Nov. 14, 2011.

Schedule for the Hebron Public Review Sessions

Nov 21, 9am to 4pm, St. John’s, Holiday Inn Salon D: General
Nov 22, 9am to 4pm, St. John’s, Holiday Inn Salon D: General
Nov 23, 1pm-8pm, Marystown Hotel, Convention Centre: General
Nov 24, 1pm-8pm, Clarenville, Clarenville Inn: General
Nov 28, 9am-4pm, St. John’s, Holiday Inn Salon D: Development Plan
Nov 29, 9am-4pm, St. John’s, Holiday Inn Salon D: Development Plan
Nov 30, 9am-4pm, St. John’s, Holiday Inn Salon D: Human Safety
Dec 1, 9am-4pm, St. John’s, Holiday Inn Salon D: Summary: Development Plan/Human Safety
Dec 5, 9am-4pm, St. John’s, Delta Salon C/D: Benefits Plan
Dec 6, 9am-4pm, St. John’s, Delta Salon C/D: Benefits Plan
Dec 7, 9am-4pm, St. John’s, Delta Salon C/D: Environmental Protection
Dec 8, 9am-4pm, St. John’s, Delta Salon C/D: Summary

This schedule is subject to change. Those wishing to participate in these sessions should pre-register with the Commission as soon as possible. The deadline to submit written presentations and/or oral speaking notes is November 14. These will be posted to the Commission’s website upon receipt.

A schedule listing the order of presentations will be available before the beginning of each day, and made available on the Commission’s website. For further details, please refer to the Commission’s Operational Procedures.

Media Contact: Shannon Lewis-Simpson Communications Manager, Hebron Public Review Commission Phone: (709) 778-4258 | (709) 682-3407 info@hebronpublicreview.ca