The National Energy Board (NEB) has publicized what it calls the List of Issues – the topics the Board will consider during its review of the proposed Trans Mountain Expansion project.

The List of Issues is based on the information Trans Mountain provided in its Project Description submitted to the NEB on May 23, 2013.

Trans Mountain has not yet submitted an application for the project. The NEB will announce more details about its review process after Trans Mountain files its application – expected in late 2013.

The List of Issues identifies topics such as the need for the project, and its potential impacts on landowners and Aboriginal interests. The potential environmental and socio-economic effects of the project, as well as effects from resulting marine shipping activities, will be considered by the Board. Potential effects of accidents and malfunctions, as well as contingency plans, will also be considered. The List of Issues does not include effects associated with the development of oil sands or the downstream uses of oil.

Read the NEB’s news release regarding the List of Issues here.

The National Energy Board is an independent federal regulator of several parts of Canada's energy industry with the safety of Canadians and protection of the environment as its top priority.