As part of the Canada Energy Regulatory (CER; Formerly National Energy Board (NEB)) regulatory process, Trans Mountain is required to submit a Plan, Profile and Book of Reference (PPBoR). The PPBoR contains:

  • detailed maps of the lands required for the Project
  • descriptions of the portion of land proposed to be used by the Project in each parcel of land to be crossed
  • the numbers of the parcels
  • the area, length and width of the portion of each parcel used
  • the names of the owners and occupiers

Trans Mountain will file the detailed route in segments beginning in July 2019. These segments, and their filing dates, are described in more detail below.

When the PPBoR is filed, notices are issued to affected landowners which contain routing information and maps. Affected landowners have the opportunity to comment on, and if they wish, oppose the proposed detailed route and the timing and methods of construction by filing a statement of opposition with the CER. The timelines for filing a statement of opposition are set out in the CER Act and are explained in Chapter 4 of the NEB Landowner Guide:

"The NEB Act sets out how much time you have to file your written statement of opposition. A person whose lands are crossed by the pipeline has 30 days from the date they are served notice of the proposed detailed route. A person who anticipates their lands may be adversely affected by the proposed detailed route of the pipeline has 30 days from the date of the last notice’s publication.”

The CER will consider all comments and objections that meet the requirements of the CER Act and may hold a public hearing to gather further information. In light of the previous detailed route processes that were conducted for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project in 2017 and 2018, the CER will only accept statements of opposition that raise concerns regarding a material change in circumstances from the original detailed route processes. And, even if a statement of opposition was filed in a previous detailed route process, a new statement of opposition must be filed.

Read more about the CER's process for considering statements of opposition to the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

If a hearing is held, the CER will forward a copy of its decision and reasons to the Federal Minister and each person who made representations to the CER at the hearing either approving or declining the PPBoR for the particular section. We can only start construction of a particular segment after the CER approves the PPBoR for that segment and we acquire the associated land rights. A full explanation of the detailed route process is contained within the NEB Landowner Guide.

For the answers to frequently asked questions about the routing process click here.

*As of August 28, 2019 the National Energy Board is now the Canada Energy Regulator. Every decision or order made by the National Energy Board is considered to have been made under the Canadian Energy Regulator Act and may be enforced as such. Every certificate, licence or permit issued by the National Energy Board is considered to have been issued under the Canadian Energy Regulator Act.

Trans Mountain filed this portion of the route with the National Energy Board on July 25, 2019

View the NEB filing for Greater Edmonton

View the full PPBoR Segment map here.

Publication Final Publication Date
Edmonton Journal August 2, 2019
Sherwood Park - Strathcona County News August 2, 2019
Spruce Grove Examiner August 2, 2019
Stony Plain Reporter August 2, 2019
Le Franco August 8, 2019
Windspeaker Sweetgrass August 2, 2019

Trans Mountain filed this portion of the route with the National Energy Board on July 25, 2019

View the NEB filing for Yellowhead

View the full PPBoR Segment map here.

Publication Final publication date
Jasper Fitzhugh August 1, 2019
Edson Leader August 5, 2019
Hinton Parklander August 5, 2019
Wabamun Community Voice August 6, 2019
Windspeaker Sweetgrass August 2, 2019

Trans Mountain filed this portion of the route with the National Energy Board on July 26, 2019

View the NEB filing for North Thompson 1

View the full PPBoR Segment map here.

Publication Final publication date
Rocky Mountain Goat August 8, 2019

Trans Mountain filed this portion of the route with the National Energy Board on July 31, 2019

View the NEB filing for North Thompson 2

View the full PPBoR Segment map here.

Publication Final publication date
Clearwater-Thompson Times August 1, 2019

Trans Mountain filed this portion of the route with the National Energy Board on July 31, 2019

View the NEB filing for the BC Interior

View the full PPBoR Segment map here.

Publication Final publication date
Barriere-North Thompson Star Journal August 1, 2019
Kamloops This Week August 2, 2019
Merritt Herald Weekender August 1, 2019

Trans Mountain filed this portion of the route with the Canada Energy Regulator on December 2, 2020

View the CER filing here.

Publication Final Publication Date
Vancouver Sun December 3, 2020
Merritt Herald December 3, 2020
Windspeaker December 3 and December 9, 2020
La Source December 3 and December 9, 2020

Trans Mountain filed this portion of the route with the Canada Energy Regulator on August 13, 2019

View the CER filing for the Fraser Valley

On June 11, 2021, Trans Mountain filed a revised Plan, Profile and Book of Reference (PPBoR) Sheet M002-PM03021-010 showing its proposed reroute on and in the area of 201 Street / 100A Avenue in the Township of Langley (Segment 6.8). Trans Mountain made various requests pertaining to this PPBoR sheet and related detailed route notices required under the Canadian Energy Regulator Act. The PPBoR is included in PDF pages 10-13 of Trans Mountain’s filing. Trans Mountain committed to post the PPBoR sheet to its website if it was accepted by the Commission.

On June 23, 2021, the Commission of the Canada Energy Regulator the Commission finds revised PPBoR Sheet M002-PM03021-010 to have a form consistent with Trans Mountain’s previously filed PPBoR. The Commission accepted the PPBoR Sheet as filed.

View the full PPBoR Segment map here.

Publication Final publication date
Hope Standard August 15, 2019
Chilliwack Progress August 16, 2019
Abbotsford News August 14, 2019
Langley Advance Times August 16, 2019

Trans Mountain filed this portion of the route with the National Energy Board on August 13, 2019

View the NEB filing for the Lower Mainland

View the full PPBoR Segment map here.

Publication Final publication date
Surrey Now Leader August 16, 2019
Tri-Cities News August 16, 2019
Burnaby Now August 16, 2019
La Source August 27, 2019
Windspeaker Raven's Eye August 15 and August 31, 2019
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