We completed field studies in 2012 and 2013 along the proposed pipeline corridor. During these two years, we conducted a range of studies and reported and filed them with the National Energy Board (NEB) in late 2013 as part of our Facilities Application. The intent of these studies was to:

  • Identify and describe the current biophysical and socio-economic setting of each element in the area where the Project occurs in order to establish the baseline for environmental conditions prior to any construction being carried out
  • Determine the possible impacts of construction and operations
  • Guide Trans Mountain’s committed protection and mitigation methods

These studies covered environmental features such as: wildlife, fisheries, plants, species at risk or species of special status, soils, heritage resources, or traditional land use and air and greenhouse gas emissions. 

Following the field studies identifying the baseline conditions, we undertook extensive analysis to predict the effects associated with the Project, including those that could be caused by construction, operations, decommissioning or abandonment, as well as potential accidents and malfunctions.

The information and analysis was used to develop our environmental plans. Trans Mountain also collected input from stakeholders to help refine our environmental plans and meet the Conditions set out by the National Energy Board (NEB) and the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO).

 The following environmental protection plans have been submitted to the NEB:

Environmental Plans NEB Conditions Filing ID
Volume 1 – Temporary Construction Lands and Infrastructure Environmental Protection Plan 78 Facilities Environmental Protection Plan A86546
A86536
Volume 2 – Pipeline Environmental Protection Plan 72 Pipeline Environmental Protection Plan A85996
A86002
Volume 3 – Facilities Environmental Protection Plan 78 Facilities Environmental Protection Plan A86546
A86536
Volume 4 – Westridge Marine Terminal Environmental Protection Plan 81 Westridge Environmental Protection Plan A89187
Volume 5 – Reactivation Environmental Protection Plan 72 Pipeline Environmental Protection Plan
Volume 6 – Environmental Management Plans 72 Pipeline Environmental Protection Plan78 Facilities Environmental Protection Plan81 Westridge Environmental Protection Plan
Volume 7 – Resource-Specific Mitigation Tables 72 Pipeline Environmental Protection Plan A86570
Volume 8 – Environmental Alignment Sheets 72 Pipeline Environmental Protection Plan A86571 
A86572
A86573
Volume 9 – Burnaby Mountain Tunneling Environmental Protection Plan 72 Pipeline Environmental Protection Plan A86002
Volume 10 – Compliance Management Plan 72 Pipeline Environmental Protection Plan 
78 Facilities Environmental Protection Plan 81 Westridge Environmental Protection Plan
A86002
Volume 6 – Environmental Management Plans NEB Condition Filing ID
Section 1 – Organizational Structure 1.1 - Project Organizational Structure Condition 88 A85683
Section 2 – Socio–Economic Management 2.1 - Access Management Plan Condition 47 A84932
2.2 - Agricultural Management Plan Condition 72 A84106
2.3 - Socio-Economic Effects Monitoring Plan Condition 13 A84618
2.4 – Heritage Resources Condition 100 A84754
A84438
2.5 – Biosecurity Management Plan Condition 72 A84106
2.6 – Socio-Economic Management Plan Condition 72 A84106
2.7 – Worker Accommodation Strategy Condition 59 A85812
2.8 – Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment – s.58 Temporary Construction Lands and Infrastructure Condition 60 A85798
Section 3 – Contaminated Sites and Waste Management 3.1 - Waste Management Plan Condition 72 A85826
3.2 - Contamination Identification and Assessment Plan Condition 46 A85430
3.3 - Hydrovac Cutting and Disposal Management Plan Condition 72 A85826
Section 4 – Geological and Groundwater Management 4.1 - Metal Leaching and Acid Rock Drainage Management Plan Condition 72 A84106
4.2 – Groundwater Management Plan Condition 72 A85430
Section 5 – Vegetation Management 5.1 - Timber Salvage Management Plan Condition 72 A84106
5.2 - Old Growth Management Areas Mitigation and Replacement Plan Condition 76 A84120
5.3 - Rare Ecological Community and Rare Plant Population Management Plan Condition 40 A85804
5.4 - Grasslands Survey and Mitigation Plan Condition 42 A84318
5.5 - Weed and Vegetation Management Plan Condition 45 A85541
Section 6 – Wildlife Management Plans 6.1 – Preliminary Caribou Habitat Restoration Plan Condition 37 A85071
6.2 – Sowaqua Spotted Owl Mitigation Plan Condition 38 A85803
6.3 – Grizzly Bear Mitigation Plan Condition 56 A84924
6.4 – Wildlife Species at Risk Mitigation and Habitat Restoration Plans Condition 44 A85185
6.4.1 – American Badger Mitigation Plan Condition 44 A85185
6.4.2 – Barn Owl Mitigation Plan Condition 44 A85185
6.4.3 – Coastal Giant Salamander Mitigation Plan Condition 44 A85185
6.4.4 – Great Basin Spadefoot Mitigation Plan Condition 44 A85185
6.4.5 – Williamson’s Sapsucker and Lewis’s Woodpecker Mitigation Plan Condition 44 A85185
6.4.6 – Oregon Forestsnail Mitigation Plan Condition 44 A85185
6.4.7 – Oregon Spotted Frog Mitigation Plan Condition 44 A85805
6.4.8 – Pacific Water Shrew Mitigation Plan Condition 44 A85185
6.4.9 – Western Rattlesnake and Great Basin Gophersnake Mitigation Plan Condition 44 A85185
6.4.10 – Townsend’s Mole Mitigation Plan Condition 44 A85185
6.4.11 – Western Screech–Owl Mitigation Plan Condition 44 A85810
6.5 – Wildlife Conflict Management Plan Condition 72 A85826
Section 7 – Wetland Management 7.1 - Wetland Survey and Mitigation Plan Condition 41 A85809
Section 8 – Aquatic Resource Management 8.1 - Nooksack Dace and Salish Sucker Management Plan Condition 75 A84146
8.2 - Water Quality Monitoring Management Plan Condition 72 A85996
8.3 - HDD/Trenchless Planning and Procedures Management Plan Condition 72 A85996
8.4 - Horizontal Directional Drilling Noise Management Plan Condition 74
8.5 - Navigation and Navigation Safety Plan Condition 48 A84189
8.6 - Water Withdrawal and Discharge Procedures Management Plan Condition 72 A84111
8.7 - Riparian Habitat Management Plan Condition 71 A85807
8.8 - Watercourse Crossing Inventory Condition 43 A82366
A82369
A82390
A82392
A82395
A82397
A82400
A82405
A82409
Section 9 – Reclamation Plans 9.1 – Reclamation Management Plan Condition 72 A85826
9.2 - British Columbia Parks Reclamation Plan Condition 72 A84337
9.2.1 - Finn Creek Provincial Park Reclamation Plan Condition 72 A84337
9.2.2 - Lac du Bois Grasslands Protected Area Reclamation Plan Condition 72 A84337
9.2.3 - Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area Reclamation Plan Condition 72 A84337
9.3 – Wabamun Park Reclamation Plan Condition 72 A84337
Section 10 – Facilities Management Plans 10.1 - Air Emissions Management Plan for the Edmonton, Sumas, and Burnaby Terminals Condition 79 A84102
10.2 - Noise Management Plan for Construction at Terminals and Pump Stations Condition 80 A83592
10.3 - Air Emissions Management Plan for Westridge Marine Terminal Condition 52 A84415
10.4 – Marine Water Quality Management Plan during Rip Rap Removal Condition 35 A85541
Section 10 – Facilities Management Plans Cont’d. 10.5 - Fugitive Emissions Management Plan for the Edmonton, Sumas, and Burnaby Terminals Condition 54 A86536
10.6 - Fugitive Emissions Management Plan for Westridge Marine Terminal Condition 53 A84416
10.7 - Fugitive Emissions Management Plan for Pump Stations Condition 55 A86536
10.8 - Light Emissions Management Plan Condition 82 A83578
Section 11 – Burnaby Mountain Tunneling Management 11.1 - Air Emissions Management Plan for Burnaby Mountain Tunnel Construction Condition 85 A85269
11.2 - Burnaby Mountain Tunnel Construction Noise Management Plan for Burnaby Mountain Condition 86 A85265
11.3 - Groundwater Seepage Management Plan Condition 87 A84145