Trans Mountain has submitted a Plan, Profile and Book of Reference (PPBoR) for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project with the National Energy Board (NEB). The PPBoR provides detailed information on the route for the pipeline, including the lands affected by the detailed route. Trans Mountain divided its PPBoR into seven segments, four of which are further divided into sub-segments. 

The NEB has commenced the regulatory review and approval process for the detailed route of the Project. The Board is currently in the process of considering all written statements submitted by landowners, Aboriginal groups and other persons for each PPBoR segment.

Public hearings will be scheduled for each PPBoR segment. These hearings will enable affected landowners, Aboriginal groups and other persons who meet the requirements of the NEB Act to present their views to the NEB. The NEB will consider all written and oral evidence presented during the hearing. The NEB will render a decision to determine the best possible route and the most appropriate methods and timing of constructing the pipeline.

Trans Mountain can only start construction of a particular segment after the NEB approves the PPBoR for that segment, required conditions are fulfilled and Trans Mountain acquires the associated land rights. A full explanation of the detailed route process is contained within the NEB Landowner Guide.

Route Realignment Applications

Trans Mountain has also filed applications under section 21 of the NEB Act to realign the route in seven locations. The NEB has commenced the regulatory review and approval process for the route realignment applications. Following a comment period, the NEB determined to hold a public hearing for the Chilliwack Route Realignment.

Notices of Public Hearing

Below is a list of current notices of public hearings:

Location NEB Information
Greater Edmonton and West Edmonton to Jasper (Segments 1 and 2)
Detailed Route for Alice Kalinowski (Segment 2)
Letter of Decision
Hearing Orders Detailed Route Segments 1 and 2
Hearing Order Details for Alice Kalinowski (Segment 2)
Hargreaves to Blue River and Blue River to Darfield (Segments 3 and 4) Letter of Decision 
Hearing Order Detailed Route Segments 3 and 4
Chilliwack Route Realignment Chilliwack route realignment hearing order [Filing A85763] 
Chilliwack route realignment project page 
Participant Funding Program information
Black Pines - Wahleach (Segment 5)
Detailed Route for Debbie and Greg Dixon (Segment 5.4)
Letter of Decision 
Hearing Order Detailed Route Segment 5
Letter of Decision for Debbie and Greg Dixon (Segment 5.4)
Hearing Order Details for Debbie and Greg Dixon (Segment 5.4)
Langley, Abbotsford and Chilliwack (Segment 6) Letter of Decision
Hearing Order Detailed Route Segment 6 
Route hearings scheduled for the Fraser Valley (Spread 6) in June 2018 have been consolidated with the hearings scheduled for the Fraser Valley in October 2018. This request follows Kinder Morgan Canada’s recent announcement that it is suspending non-essential activities and related spending on the Project.


Letter of Decision (April 20, 2018)
Surrey, Coquitlam and Burnaby (Segment 7)
Detailed Route for Musqueam Indian Band
Letter of Decision
Hearing Order Detailed Route Segment 7
Letter of Decision and Hearing Order MHW-002-2018 for Musqueam Indian Band, and Proposed Route Application Segment  7.1 - 7.6 and Segment 7.7 and 34(1)(b) Notice Re-publication and Errata