On July 25, 2014 Trans Mountain filed a notice under National Energy Board (NEB) Act Section 73 to access City of Burnaby lands in order to conduct engineering and environmental studies for the proposed pipeline route in the Burnaby Mountain area. A letter of notice was also sent to the City of Burnaby.

Utilizing Section 73 of the NEB Act for authorization to access City of Burnaby lands will allow Project representatives temporary access to do survey and geotechnical work in order to help determine the feasibility of putting a 4-km section of the proposed pipeline through Burnaby Mountain. The NEB has said that Trans Mountain must complete the assessments by December 1, 2014.

Trans Mountain believes the proposed route through Burnaby Mountain is the best option based on preliminary indications and on the feedback gathered through engagement with local stakeholders. Going through Burnaby Mountain would avoid four private homeowner properties the pipeline would cross near the Westridge Marine Terminal and mean no homeowners in Burnaby would be directly impacted.

letter of response was issued by the NEB on July 29, 2014 giving the City of Burnaby an opportunity to comment on Trans Mountain’s request to access lands by August 1, 2014.

Learn more about our work to find the best route for the proposed Project here.