In January 2020, the Canadian Energy Regulator (CER) will begin detailed route hearings for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. These hearings are a continuation of the process of consultation and discussion with community members along the proposed Project route.

The first hearing will be held in Spruce Grove, AB on January 28, 2020 for Segment 2 with a second hearing held on February 19, 2020. The hearings for Segments 3 and 4 will take place on January 28 and February 20, 2020. The hearings for segments 5 through 7 have yet to be scheduled.

These hearings will provide an opportunity for landowners and those potentially affected by the Project, who were granted a route hearing by the CER, to share their concerns about the proposed detailed route. Landowners representing more than 95 per cent of land parcels along the right-of-way for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, have consented to the detailed route of the pipeline project and route hearings for Segment 1 of the Expansion Project have been completed.

Trans Mountain re-filed the Plan, Profile and Book of Reference (PPBoR) for the entire Project route in July and August of 2019. The PPBoR is filed in segments that show the proposed detailed route, as well as the landowners and occupants for more than 2,500 tracts of land required for the Project.

Read more about the process here.

Our primary focus when planning the pipeline corridor is safety – for landowners, the environment and communities. We recognize the potential impact to our neighbours and communities and we’ve been working diligently to meet with landowners to identify and address their needs and issues, and to negotiate land agreements for the properties we require to construct the pipeline. One of our key objectives is to treat people who are potentially affected by our Project both fairly and respectfully.