The PIPE UP Network has been active in the Nation Energy Board process around the Kinder Morgan expansion.
You can find all of our submitted documents here.

 

The following is information and links regarding the NEB process and how you can participate. 

NEB Hearing Process Handbook

NEB TMX project website

List of Issues

Section 55.2 Guidance – Participation in a Facilities Hearing

PFP Guide

PFP FAQs 

PFP Fact Sheet

  

What is the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project?

The Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project (TMX) is a proposal to expand the existing Trans Mountain pipeline system between Edmonton, AB and Burnaby, BC. It would include approximately 981 km of new pipeline, new and modified facilities, such as pump stations and tanks, and the reactivation of 193 km of existing pipeline. The Westridge Marine Terminal would also be expanded.

New pipeline segments would be added between Edmonton to Hinton, AB, Hargreaves, BC to Darfield, BC and Black Pines, BC to Burnaby, BC.

Some existing, but currently deactivated pipeline segments between Hinton, AB and Hargraves, BC and Darfield and Black Pines, BC would be reactivated.

Proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project Configuration Map

Who can I talk to about the NEB’s hearing process?

You can sign up for email updates about the NEB process here [transmountainpipeline.hearing@neb-one.gc.ca].

Please contact Reny Chakkalakal, Process Advisor to talk about the NEB hearing process and how you may be able to participate.

Process Advisor
National Energy Board
E-mail: transmountainpipeline.hearing@neb-one.gc.ca
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803
TTY (Teletype): 1-800-632-1663

 

Please contact the Participant Funding Coordinator to talk about the NEB’s Participant Funding Program.

Participant Funding Coordinator

National Energy Board
E-mail: PFP.PAFP@neb-one.gc.ca
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803
TTY (Teletype): 1-800-632-1663

 

Please contact Sarah Kiley, Communications Officer for media inquiries.

Sarah Kiley

Communications Officer
National Energy Board
E- mail: sarah.kiley@neb-one.gc.ca
Telephone: 403-299-3302
Telephone: 403-292-4800
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803
TTY (Teletype): 1-800-632-1663

How can I get updates about the hearing?

You can sign up for email updates about the NEB hearing process for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project here [transmountainpipeline.hearing@neb-one.gc.ca].

Can I participate in the hearing?

The National Energy Board received an application for the Trans Mountain expansion project on December 16, 2013. The NEB is reviewing the application to determine if it is complete and if so, the NEB will hold a public hearing.

Those who wish to participate in the NEB hearing must apply to participate. You can submit your application to participate beginning on 15 January. The applications are due on or before noon on 12 February. Those who are directly affected by the proposed project will be allowed to participate in the hearing and those with relevant information or expertise may be allowed to participate.

The Board will be hosting online and teleconference training sessions on how to complete the ATP form. Listed below are the scheduled dates and times for this training:

Session 1: Thursday, January 16 3:00 - 4:30 p.m MST
Session 2: Friday, January 17 3:00 - 4:30 p.m MST
Session 3: Monday, January 20 3:00 - 4:30 p.m MST
Session 4: Monday, January 20 8:00 - 9:30 pm MST
Session 5: Wednesday, January 22 3:00 - 4:30 p.m MST
Session 6: Wednesday, January 22 8:00 - 9:30 pm MST
Session 7: Monday, January 27 8:00 - 9:30 pm MST
Session 8: Tuesday, January 28 3:00 - 4:30 p.m MST

You can register for one of the above sessions here.

To receive process updates, including information on the application to participate, you can sign up to receive email updates about the NEB hearing process for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project here [transmountainpipeline.hearing@neb-one.gc.ca].

Please contact Trans Mountain with any questions or concerns you may have about the proposed project at 1-866-514-6700.

How can I apply to participate in the hearing? - Applications are due on 12 February 2014

IMPORTANT: You can submit your application to participate beginning on 15 January. The applications are due on or before noon on 12 February.

The easiest way to submit this ATP form is to complete and submit it online. You will also be able to effect service immediately by submitting the form online.

If you need help filling in this ATP form or require an alternative method of filing this form other than online, please contact the Process Advisor for your hearing.

For Process Advisor Support during regular business hours please contact:

Name Phone number Email address
Reny Chakkalakal Toll Free:
1-800-899-1265
transmountainpipeline.hearing@neb-one.gc.ca

To file an ATP form, you must create a user name and password. Please keep a record of the user name and password you create as you need these to access your account in future.

To continue to the secure login and to complete your ATP form online click here: APPLY TO PARTICIPATE

 

Can I get funding to participate in the Hearing?

The NEB will make funds available under its Participant Funding Program (PFP) to assist directly affected persons to participate in the regulatory process of the proposed Trans Mountain Expansion project.

Funds will be made available to help persons who are directly affected or have relevant information or expertise review and comment on the project application to be submitted by the proponent, Trans Mountain. Funding must be used to prepare for and participate in the hearing process, which will be announced by the Board at a later date. To receive funding, all approved recipients will be required to apply to participate and be granted intervenor status in the NEB’s regulatory process for this project.

Funding applications can be submitted beginning now. The hearing date and deadline for applications have not yet been set. When the NEB sets a hearing date and deadline for applications, that information will be made public. Funding will only be awarded for hearing related activities conducted after your PFP application has been approved. Please review the Participant Funding Program Guide to determine when and how to apply for funding and what funding will cover.

Interested persons are encouraged to review information on the proposed project before submitting an application. To learn more about the NEB Participant Funding Program, please visit the Participant Funding Programwebpage or contact the Participant Funding Coordinator (PFP.PAFP@neb-one.gc.ca), Participant Funding Coordinator at 403-299-3130.

What issues will be included in the hearing?

The Board has decided on a list of 12 issues it will consider during the hearing process.

  1. The need for the proposed project.
  2. The economic feasibility of the proposed project.
  3. The potential commercial impacts of the proposed project.
  4. The potential environmental and socio-economic effects of the proposed project, including any cumulative environmental effects that are likely to result from the project, including those required to be considered by the NEB’s Filing Manual.
  5. The potential environmental and socio-economic effects of marine shipping activities that would result from the proposed Project, including the potential effects of accidents or malfunctions that may occur.
  6. The appropriateness of the general route and land requirements for the proposed project.
  7. The suitability of the design of the proposed project.
  8. The terms and conditions to be included in any approval the Board may issue.
  9. Potential impacts of the project on Aboriginal interests.
  10. Potential impacts of the project on landowners and land use.
  11. Contingency planning for spills, accidents or malfunctions, during construction and operation of the project.
  12. Safety and security during construction of the proposed project and operation of the project, including emergency response planning and third-party damage prevention.

The Board does not intend to consider the environmental and socio-economic effects associated with upstream activities, the development of oil sands, or the downstream use of the oil transported by the pipeline.

Where can I see documents submitted to the NEB?

You can find the regulatory documents for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project here [Folder 2392873].

Where can I find News Releases for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project?

The NEB’s has issued the following news releases regarding the Trans Mountain Expansion Project:

What is the NEB’s role?

You can read more about the National Energy Board’s role here.

Where can I find more information about the Trans Mountain Expansion Project?