Inspection Officer Order DLB-001-2024 issued to Trans Mountain

February 7, 2024

On January 31, we issued an Inspection Officer Order to Trans Mountain for environmental non-compliances.

CER Inspection Officers conducted an inspection of Spread 6 of the Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline near Abbotsford, BC in response to recent flooding. Inspection Officers identified that Trans Mountain was not properly maintaining a watercourse isolation, wildlife fencing, soil coverings and dewatering pump and sump locations.

As a result, we have issued an Inspection Officer Order requiring Trans Mountain to:

  •  Address environmental deficiencies and non-compliances from recent rain events.
  • Investigate the root cause of non-compliances and why contingency measures were not done in a timely matter.
  • Submit the investigation to the CER for review.
  • Develop and implement a water management resourcing plan for Spread 6.
  • Submit a commitment that all required plans will be implemented as described.

We will continue to follow up with the company to ensure it complies with the Inspection Officer Order. Once the company sufficiently addresses the requirements list above, the order will be lifted.

For a complete list of non-compliances and more information, view Reports on Compliance and Enforcement.

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