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On October 1, 2021, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) released the draft 2022 edition of CSAZ276 Liquefied natural gas (LNG) – Production, storage, and handling for public review. The public review and comment period will close November 30, 2021.

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Last updated: April 7, 2020

Trans Mountain Expansion Project

The Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP) is a proposal to expand and twin the existing Trans Mountain oil pipeline system between Edmonton, AB and Burnaby, BC. It would include approximately 980 kilometres of new pipeline, new and modified facilities (such as pump stations, tanks, tanker berths, and transmission lines), and include the reactivation of 193 km of existing pipeline.

The Canadian Energy Regulator (CER) federally regulates this project. However, the Commission is still responsible for reviewing some applications, typically related to access to lands, for the portion of the pipeline within British Columbia.

Project Proponent: Trans Mountain Corporation

Project Website

Project Images:

TMEP map

Timeline

  • Nov. 29, 2016
    Original Federal Project Approval issued

  • Jan. 11, 2017
    Province issues Environmental Assessment Certificate

  • Aug. 20, 2018
    Original Federal Project Approval Overturned By Federal Court of Appeal

  • Sept. 4, 2018
    Government of Canada Takes Ownership of Project from Kinder Morgan via Trans Mountain Corporation

  • Jun. 18, 2019
    New Federal Project Approval issued

  • Aug. 22, 2019
    Project construction resumed

Primary Project Permits

Permits for natural gas pipelines (and related compressors, meter stations, etc.) or LNG Facilities are required before construction can start on a major project. Applications go through a thorough permitting process, described in our Permitting Process page. Approvals, issued under the Oil and Gas Activities Act (OGAA), contain specific conditions and requirements that the proponent must meet in order to be in compliance with the permit.

Name Type
100084453 PIPE ROW sprd7
Provincial Authorizations
100084454 PIPE ROW sprd6b
Provincial Authorizations
100100221 PIPE ROW sprd3
Provincial Authorizations
100100227 PIPE ROW sprd4
Provincial Authorizations
100100228 PIPE ROW sprd5
Provincial Authorizations
100100349 PIPE ROW sprd6a
Provincial Authorizations

All Other Project Permits

There are various types of permits issued by the Commission for major projects, throughout the different phases of design and construction. Permits that have been issued to date for a particular project can be viewed below.

Name Type
ANC 100102935 TMP
Approved Ancillary Site Permits
ANC 100103963 TMP
Approved Ancillary Site Permits
ANC 100106324 TMP
Approved Ancillary Site Permits
ANC 100107327 TMP
Approved Ancillary Site Permits
ANC 100108200 TMP
Approved Ancillary Site Permits
ANC 100110744 TMP
Approved Ancillary Site Permits
ANC 100110818 TMP
Approved Ancillary Site Permits
ANC 100110950 TMP
Approved Ancillary Site Permits
ANC 100111043 TMP
Approved Ancillary Site Permits
ANC 100111643 TMP
Approved Ancillary Site Permits
ANC 100111715 TMP
Approved Ancillary Site Permits
ANC 100112124 TMP
Approved Ancillary Site Permits
IUP 100102930 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 100110177 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 100111660 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 100111714 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 100111819 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9638554 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9638555 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9638556 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9638557 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9638615 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9640279 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9640292 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9640312 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9642551 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9642552 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9644367 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9644368 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9644369 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9644370 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
ROAD 100101022 TMP
Approved Road Permits
ROAD 100101505 TMP
Approved Road Permits
ROAD 100101506 TMP
Approved Road Permits
ROAD 100101507 TMP
Approved Road Permits
ROAD 100104017 TMP
Approved Road Permits
ROAD 100104018 TMP
Approved Road Permits
ROAD 100104019 TMP
Approved Road Permits
ROAD 100104874 TMP
Approved Road Permits
ROAD 100110918 TMP
Approved Road Permits
ROAD 100111287 TMP
Approved Road Permits
ROAD 100111288 TMP
Approved Road Permits
ROAD 100111289 TMP
Approved Road Permits
ROAD 100111291 TMP
Approved Road Permits
ROAD 100112422 TMP
Approved Road Permits
ROAD 100112633 TMP
Approved Road Permits
ROAD 100113180 TMP
Approved Road Permits
WATR 100100311 TMP Sec11
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100101459 TMP Sec11
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100101508 TMP Sec11
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100101805 TMP Sec11
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100102688 TMP Sec10 26 01 17
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100102688 TMP Sec10 26 01 18
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100102727 TMP Sec11
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100102809 TMP Sec10 26 07 19
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100103041 TMP Sec10 30 08 17
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100103667 TMP Sec11
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100105205 TMP Sec11
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100105209 TMP Sec11
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100105252 TMP Sec11
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100108586 TMP Sec10 12 02 20
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100108587 TMP Sec10 12 02 20
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100109039 TMP Sec11
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100110271 TMP Sec10 09 07 21
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100110318 TMP Sec10 18 12 20
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100110441 TMP Sec10 08 07 20
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100110679 TMP Sec11
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100110683 TMP Sec11
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100110705 TMP Sec10 08 07 20
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100110824 TMP Sec11
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100110977 TMP Sec10 08 10 20
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100110978 TMP Sec10 01 12 20
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100111193 TMP Sec11
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100111240 TMP Sec10 09 07 21
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100111475 TMP Sec10 22 10 20
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100111484 TMP Sec11
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100111497 TMP Sec11
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100111498 TMP Sec11
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100112014 TMP Sec11
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100113326 TMP Sec10 12 07 21
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100113810 TMP Sec11
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 9640531 TMP Sec9
Approved Water Authorizations
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