On March 17, Trans Mountain filed responses to more than 690 TERMPOL-related Intervenor Information Requests (IRs) to the National Energy Board as part the regulatory hearing.

Received on February 18, the IRs provided Intervenors with the opportunity to ask questions and find out more about Trans Mountain's TERMPOL Review and its findings of which Transport Canada filed on December 11, 2014. Once filed, the questions and the responses are posted publicly on the NEB’s website and are served on all Intervenors.

The TERMPOL (Technical Review Process of Marine Terminal Systems and Transshipment Sites) Review is a voluntary process that focuses on vessel safety and vessel operation safety in Canadian waters along the proposed shipping routes. The review examines vessel characteristics, the proposed routes, navigability, other waterway users and the marine terminal operations associated with vessel operations. It is a technical analysis designed to assess the risks to navigation as well as public and environmental safety associated with shipping and navigation. Trans Mountain conducted a prescribed set of studies and submitted these to the TERMPOL Review Committee (TRC), which is chaired by Transport Canada and includes representatives of other federal agencies including the Canadian Coast Guard, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Environment Canada. As well, the TERMPOL studies were submitted by Trans Mountain to the NEB as part of its Application.

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TERMPOL Information Request quick facts:

  • 692 IRs filed in the TERMPOL IR process
  • 14 of 405 Intervenors participated
  • The most questions submitted in this process by: City of Burnaby, City of Vancouver, and City of Port Moody

The TERMPOL studies can be found in Volume 8C of the facilities application.