Trans Mountain Expansion Project

On August 28, 2019, the Canadian Energy Regulator Act came into force and the National Energy Board (NEB) became the Canadian Energy Regulator (CER).

In the Township of Langley, the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP) involves construction of approximately 20 kilometres of new pipeline, with approximately 12 kilometres following the existing pipeline corridor, and the remaining 8 kilometres deviating from the existing corridor.

On June 18, 2019, the Government of Canada directed the NEB to issue a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, which was required for the TMEP project to resume. The certificate was subsequently issued by the NEB on June 20 and the TMEP has since resumed.

Trans Mountain served routing notice on the Township on August 30, 2019, and a published notice was in the August 16, 2019 edition of the Langley Advance Times. This notice allowed for affected property owners to object to the detailed route, construction methods, and timing though filing a Statement of Opposition (SOO) with the CER. On September 15 and 16 the Township filed four SOO. Below are links to copies of the filed statements.

The Township remains concerned about various aspects of the project, including:

  • The potential environmental and socio-economic effects;
  • The costs to taxpayers related to the installation and long term operation of the pipeline;
  • The accountability of Trans Mountain to respond adequately in case of an incident;
  • The adherence of Township bylaws and policies by Trans Mountain when constructing TMEP.

For more information, contact the Engineering Division at 604-532-7300 or opsinfo@tol.ca.

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