Environmental studies are being undertaken to assess existing conditions and types of land use in the project area, as well as possible socio-economic impacts.
During the 2012, 2013 and 2014 field seasons, a number of environmental and engineering field programs have taken place and are planned for the proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP). These programs will take place in both Alberta and BC, and involve the work of a number of teams in various disciplines. Read more about these field studies here.
TMEP information on ESA Elements (Interaction), Expected Key Issues (Potential Effects), Proposed Indicators and Selection Rationale can be found in the TMEP Project Description (Tables: 6-1 to 6-4) filed with the National Energy Board on May 24th 2013.
Our approach to the Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment can be downloaded and reviewed here .
This document reviews environmental indicators, methods and study areas along the study corridor. The table outlining the environmental assessment details begins on page 42 of the document. We will be updating this document with feedback provided through workshops and online consultation conducted in the Spring and Summer of 2013. This approach will be included as part of the facilities application to The National Energy Board.
Trans Mountain filed its Facilities Application with the National Energy Board on December 16, 2013. Volume 5 of this application includes details of Trans Mountain's Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment and Volume 6 details the Environmental Protection Plans.