Conditions with initial filings due after commencing operations
Trans Mountain Expansion Project 2016
Baseline inspections
a) Trans Mountain must conduct the following pipeline inspections on Line 2 and
the new delivery pipelines, at the times indicated:
a high-resolution in-line caliper inspection (i.e., a GEOPIG™ inspection)
6 months after commencing operations
to establish accurate pipeline position
and to detect pipe deformations;
ii) an in-line ultrasonic crack detection inspection
within 2 years after
commencing operations
iii) an in-line corrosion magnetic flux leakage inspection in both the circumferential
and longitudinal directions
within 2 years after commencing operations
iv) an in-line ultrasonic wall measurement inspection
within 2 years after
commencing operations
; and
v) a close interval survey
within 2 years after commencing operations
b) Trans Mountain must file with the NEB,
within 6 months after completing each
inspection in a),
a report that includes a summary of the inspection results,
the proposed re-inspection interval, and mitigation measures for the anomalies
detected through any of the inspections, if required.
Ongoing implementation of marine shipping-related commitments
Trans Mountain must file with the NEB,
on or before 31 January of each year after
commencing operations
, a report, signed by an officer of the company, documenting
the continued implementation of Trans Mountain’s marine shipping-related
commitments noted in Condition 133, any non-compliances with the requirements of
these commitments, and the actions taken to correct these non-compliances.
Trans Mountain must provide each report to Transport Canada, the Canadian Coast
Guard, the Pacific Pilotage Authority, Port Metro Vancouver, British Columbia Coast
Pilots, Western Canada Marine Response Corporation, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
and the Province of British Columbia at the same time as it is filed with the NEB. If a
particular party mentioned above requests that it not be provided the annual report,
Trans Mountain may cease providing it to that party.
Community Benefit Program progress reports
Trans Mountain must file with the NEB,
on or before 31 January of each of the
first 5 years after commencing operations
, a progress report summarizing the
initiatives and activities undertaken as benefits that are in addition to compensation
for access and potential impacts to community lands, and/or that exceed regulatory
requirements. The report must summarize initiatives supported, at a minimum, in
the areas of community programs and infrastructure improvements, environmental
stewardship, and education and training during the reporting period, including local
emergency management enhancements, improvements to community parks, as well
as support for events.
The filing must contain a commitment from Trans Mountain, and a description of
how Trans Mountain will make progress reports publicly available until the Project is
abandoned or decommissioned pursuant to the NEB Act.
The progress reports must include:
a) a description of the initiatives undertaken or supported;
b) a list of participants or beneficiaries, including Aboriginal groups, local and
regional communities, service providers, or others;
c) an update on the timing, status, and outcomes of each initiative, including its
estimated completion date, if applicable; and
d) a summary of Trans Mountain’s consultation activities regarding the
Community Benefit Program initiatives.