The Government of Canada has approved the Trans Mountain Expansion Project

June 18, 2019

As announced on June 18, 2019, the Governor in Council (GIC) approved the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (Project).  The NEB will issue the Certificate and Amended Certificates to Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC (Trans Mountain) in the coming days.

The issuance of Certificates does not automatically reinstate previous NEB decisions or orders required for Trans Mountain to begin or resume construction of the Project. These decisions relate to, for example, compliance with certificate conditions and determination of the detailed route of the pipeline. The NEB is mindful of the significant public interest in the next steps related to the Project, the regulatory processes undertaken prior to the Federal Court of Appeal decision of August 30, 2018, and the substantial public and Indigenous participation in those processes.

In the coming days, the NEB will issue, for public comment, a proposed approach to resuming the regulatory processes required for the next phases of the Project. Further details are available in the NEB’s letter to Trans Mountain [Filing C00018].

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