On January 10, 2017, the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (BC EAO) issued an environmental assessment certificate for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

The decision was made after considering the Canada Energy Regulator’s (CER's) environmental assessment, as well various federal and provincial reports, submissions from Aboriginal groups and the recommendations of the BC Environmental Assessment Office’s Executive Director. A copy of the Reasons for Ministers’ Decision can be found here.

The certificate is subject to 37 conditions in relation to areas of provincial jurisdiction. This certificate is in addition to and designed to supplement the CER’s required 156 conditions. The 37 conditions respond to concerns raised by communities and Aboriginal groups during consultation and to the key areas of provincial interest and jurisdiction.

To assist the Environmental Assessment Office and all stakeholders in tracking the implementation of the BC EAO Conditions, Trans Mountain must regularly file a status of compliance report, as per BC EAO Condition 4.

The following information provides updates regarding the status of the BC EAO Conditions for the Project. Conditions filings can be located here.

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In addition to the 8% of the BC EAO Conditions that are exclusively focused on Aboriginal Engagement, engagement with Aboriginal groups (and other stakeholders) is also a component of many of the other conditions.