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On June 16, 2016, the National Energy Board (NEB) determined TransCanada’s Eastern Mainline Project Application to be complete, signaling the beginning of the formal 21 month regulatory review period. The letter advising of the completeness determination is available here.
On July 20, 2016 the NEB issued the Hearing Order for the Eastern Mainline Project. The Hearing Order provides information related to the steps and timelines that will be followed throughout the assessment of the Project’s application and public hearing process. The Hearing Order can be viewed on the NEB’s website here. As part of the hearing process, the NEB will be hosting Community Panel Sessions beginning in August 2016. For further information about the upcoming Panel Sessions, please see the Q&A document here.
The NEB will also facilitate opportunities for the general public to provide input on the Project outside of the hearing process. The feedback received will be considered by the Hearing Panel. The NEB’s project page will be updated with more information about this process as the review period proceeds. As a reminder, the Project Application is available in a number of libraries across the route. A full listing of libraries is available here.
Since submitting the October 2014 Project Application to the National Energy Board (NEB), TransCanada has continued to engage the City of Oshawa and other area stakeholders to develop an alternate pipeline route proposed by the City that aligns with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s (MTO) Highway 407 East corridor. This included an open house in December 2015 to share preliminary mapping. Based on this engagement, as well as engineering and construction planning, TransCanada submitted a Project Update to the NEB on June 3, 2016, identifying this new proposed route as the preferred option for EMP in the City of Oshawa.
The Project Update can be viewed on the NEB website.
The Notice of the Proposed New Route in Oshawa can be viewed here (PDF, 79 KB)
Detailed mapping of the proposed new pipeline route in Oshawa can be viewed here (PDF, 8.5 MB)
The Corporation of the City of Oshawa filed a letter with the NEB indicating their support of the new proposed route. The letter can be viewed here.
Download the EMP Connector Newsletter – Spring 2016 (PDF, 2 MB)
The National Energy Board (NEB) has issued a Supplemental Application to Participate notice for its hearing on the Eastern Mainline Project. Anyone who wishes to participate in the hearing must apply to do so during the three week period, starting 30 March 2016 and ending on 20 April 2016, and through the ATP process outlined in the following document. Please note that if you previously submitted an ATP for the Project, you do not need to reapply. Your original submission remains valid and will be considered by the NEB.
Download the EMP Connector Newsletter – Winter 2016 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
On December 17, 2015, TransCanada filed an Amendment to our Project Application with the National Energy Board (NEB). New commitments with natural gas shippers, including Enbridge and Union Gas, have resulted in additional pipeline requirements in the City of Quinte West and the Townships of Elizabethtown-Kitley, Augusta and Edwardsburgh/Cardinal. The details of these changes are included in the Amendment that was filed with the NEB. Also included in the Amendment are updates to the Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment and a summary of ongoing engagement with municipalities and other stakeholders, First Nation and Métis communities and organizations.
The Amendment documents can be reviewed on the NEB website:
TransCanada is proposing to construct, own and operate the Eastern Mainline Project, which will include approximately 279 kilometres of new natural gas pipeline facilities that will be integrated into the Canadian Mainline system upon completion. The project will also include the addition of nine compression units at five existing sites. The addition of this new natural gas transmission infrastructure will provide businesses, homes, schools and hospitals in Ontario and Quebec with access to a safe and diverse source of natural gas.