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Proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP)

BURNABY SUBMITS ARGUMENT TO NEB AND ASKS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO SUSPEND HEARINGS

  • Press Release 
    The City of Burnaby has submitted to the National Energy Board the City’s argument against Kinder Morgan’s pipeline and tank farm proposal

CONDITIONS RELEASED BY NATIONAL ENERGY BOARD DEMONSTRATE THEIR INTENT TO APPROVE KINDER MORGAN PIPELINE PROPOSAL

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    On Wednesday, August 8, the National Energy Board released draft conditions for Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

BURNABY FIRE DEPARTMENT RELEASES COMPREHENSIVE RISK ANALYSIS

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    Burnaby Fire Department Releases Comprehensive Risk Analysis that Demonstrates Proposed Burnaby Tank Farm would Dramatically increase Risk to Public Safety and Environment.

NATIONAL ENERGY BOARD SLAMS DOOR IN BURNABY’S FACE – YET AGAIN

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    Information Request ruling shows process has lost all credibility, requiring Kinder Morgan to provide further answers to only three of Burnaby’s 217 questions.

KINDER MORGAN FAILS TO RESPOND TO CRITICAL QUESTIONS FROM VANCOUVER AND BURNABY


ROUND 2 INFORMATION REQUESTS

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    City of Burnaby submits 200 pages of questions on the Kinder Morgan Pipeline and Tank Farm Proposal to the National Energy Board for response from Kinder Morgan.

KINDER MORGAN STATEMENT FROM MAYOR DEREK CORRIGAN TO BURNABY CITIZENS


EXPEDITION OF LEAVE TO APPEAL APPLICATION


BC COURT OF APPEAL


CITY REPORT


LETTER TO KINDER MORGAN


NOTICE OF MOTION

The City filed more than 300 pages of Information Requests with the National Energy Board for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project on May 8, 2014. Kinder Morgan responded to the City’s Information Requests on June 18, 2014. In reviewing the responses, the City has now filed the following Notice Of Motion with the National Energy Board on July 4, 2014.


ROUND 1 INFORMATION REQUESTS

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    City of Burnaby submits more than 300 pages of questions on the Kinder Morgan Pipeline and Tank Farm Proposal to the National Energy Board for response from Kinder Morgan.

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    This document has been prepared by the City of Burnaby with the assistance of their legal counsel. The purpose of the document is to give the Burnaby's citizens and the media a summary of the key concerns with Trans Mountain’s application raised in the City of Burnaby’s more than 300 pages of information requests to Trans Mountain.

  • City of Burnaby Information Request No. 1 to Trans Mountain
    View the full submission filed on May 8, 2014.

For Intervenors and Commenters:
Assistance With Information Requests

The City of Burnaby would like to help you with your information request submission to the National Energy Board (NEB) as an Intervenor or Commenter in the Hearing process for the proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion Project.
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On December 16, 2013, Kinder Morgan made an application to the National Energy Board (NEB) to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline system. The proposed expansion, which is generally referenced as the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP), would allow for the development of a second pipeline from Strathcona County, Alberta (near Edmonton) to Burnaby, BC for the shipment of heavy crude petroleum products to the United States and new foreign markets.

The TMEP, if approved by the NEB, would increase the capacity of the overall Trans Mountain pipeline system from 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 890,000.  In order to accommodate this significant increase in pipeline capacity, the TMEP proposes to expand existing infrastructure and terminal facilities within the system, including the following facilities located in Burnaby: 

  • Burnaby Mountain Terminal – Kinder Morgan proposes to more than triple the capacity of the existing storage facility located at the base of Burnaby Mountain; and,
  • Westridge Marine Terminal – Kinder Morgan proposes to construct a new dock facility along the Burnaby waterfront of the Burrard Inlet, such that up to three Aframax tankers can be accommodated at the terminal at any given time, plus additional barge infrastructure.

The proposal, if approved, would have significant immediate and long-term impacts to Burnaby and the surrounding Metro Vancouver region from an economic, environmental and community perspective. The proposal would also severely increase the potential risk of oil spills and environmental contamination of British Columbia’s waterways and coastline.

The City of Burnaby has expressed their opposition to the TMEP to the National Energy Board, senior levels of government and to Kinder Morgan, given the impacts and implications of the proposed expansion for Burnaby and its communities. The Council report is available here.

Burnaby’s Participation in the National Energy Board (NEB) Public Hearing Process

The National Energy Board (NEB) is the regulatory body responsible for the approval of pipeline developments that are over 400 kilometres long and/or involve inter-provincial movement of petroleum products.  This makes Kinder Morgan’s TMEP application to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline system under the full jurisdiction of the NEB and federal government.  While the City of Burnaby does not have any decision making powers on such matters, the City has and will continue to oppose the TMEP in order to protect the health and safety of its citizens, and the surrounding environment.

The National Energy Board, as part of their application review process of major pipeline developments, is mandated to hold a Public Hearing, during which stakeholders directly affected by the project may participate. 

On February 3, 2014, Burnaby officially made an application to the NEB to participate in the Public Hearing process as an Intervenor. The City's application was accepted by the NEB, so the City now has official intervenor status.

To learn more about the City of Burnaby’s opposition to the proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP), and how you can provide your direct input, please review the information and links provided below:

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Contact Us

Email:  TMEPInquiry@burnaby.ca 
Phone:  604-297-4400 
Fax:  604-294-7425 
Mail:  Burnaby Engineering Department (Proposed Kinder Morgan TMEP)
4949 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC V5G 1M2
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