More than energy

On Jan. 1, 2019, Union Gas and Enbridge Gas Distribution combined to form Enbridge Gas. We exist to deliver the energy that enhances peoples quality of life, drawing on a 170-year history of providing safe and reliable service to customers. Owned by Enbridge Inc., we are based in Ontario with 4,500 employees.

Conditions of Service

These conditions of service describe in summary form Enbridge Gas' operating practices and policies, and are provided as part of our commitment to providing our customers with safe and reliable gas services. We reserve the right to modify the contents of the Conditions of Service at any time. These Conditions of Service are meant as guidelines and do not supersede any terms and conditions agreed to in our contracts for gas supply with you.

Corporate social responsibility

We are proud to support the communities we serve and keep safety and corporate social responsibility policies our top priority. At Enbridge Gas, we strive to:

  • Build lasting relationships with our stakeholders.
  • Act ethically and responsibly.
  • Support the needs of communities, our investors, governments, and our employees.

Our commitment and approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is summarized in our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy, Climate Change Policy, and Aboriginal and Native American policy. Learn more.

Donations and sponsorships

Through donations and sponsorship, we proudly support organizations to help create vibrant and stronger communities. Funding applications for 2020 have closed. Enbridge Gas’ community investment program will re-open in January 2021.

Community events

Enbridge Gas supports leading organizations that assist people in need and make communities a better place to live. Since 1987, our community events team has participated in more than 20,000 events. Check out our Community Events Team Overview for more information. To apply to have Enbridge’s Community Event Services at your next event, fill out our online request form.

Accessibility

We are committed to increasing accessibility for persons with disabilities in the areas of information and communication, and employment for a barrier free workplace.

Enbridge Gas has an Integrated Accessibility Standards policy and a Multi-Year Accessibility which outlines the overall strategy of how we will meet accessibility standards. 

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If you prefer to receive your bill in Braille, our Customer Service Centre can help at 1-877-362-7434.

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If you have a hearing or speech impairment and use a TTY (Teletypewriter) device, you can use the Bell Relay Service (1-800-855-0511) to communicate with us. For more information about this service, contact Bell Canada at 1-800-268-9242 (tty) or visit the Bell Canada website.

News

Read the news releases for Enbridge Gas.


Direct media inquiries to 1-855-884-5112  or enbridgegasmedia@enbridge.com.

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Residential gas rates

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Environmental commitment

We’re working to source energy that is good for you and for the environment.

Regulatory

Enbridge Gas is a regulated company through the Ontario Energy Board and Canada Energy Regulator. You can view all of our rate case information and evidence — as well as the evidence we filed in other regulatory proceedings.


View Regulatory Proceedings

Evidence deemed confidential or requires a non-disclosure agreement have not been posted. 

Niagara Gas Transmission Limited (NGTL) and 2193914 Canada Limited, are wholly owned subsidiaries of Enbridge Inc. and operated in the province of Ontario, by Enbridge Gas Inc. Pipelines owned by NGTL and 2193914 Canada Limited are regulated by the Canada Energy Regulator (CER).

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Emergency management program and procedures

The safety of our customers, the public and our employees is always our priority. 

  • Read the Emergency Procedures Manual to understand more about the high level procedures and systems Enbridge has in place for handling significant emergencies.
  • Read the Enbridge Emergency Management Program Manual to understand the Management Program used by Enbridge to ensure we effectively manage emergencies that could adversely affect property, the environment or the safety of workers or the public.
  • Pour consulter l'information complète sur le programme de gestion des urgences en français, cliquez ici.

Natural gas is primarily composed of methane, but also contains ethane, propane and heavier hydrocarbons. It also contains small amounts of nitrogen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulphide and trace amounts of water.

Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for Natural Gas

Learn more about the physical properties of natural gas, download our Safety Data Sheet for Natural Gas.
Fiche de données de sécurité gaz naturel.

Natural Gas Composition and High Heat Value Data

The Enbridge Gas 2019 Gas Composition and High Heating Value data is the composition for the Union Gas and Enbridge rate zones and can be used for calculation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

View the Ministry of the Environment Conservation and Parks Confirmation letter (2019)

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Projects

Our ongoing investments in energy infrastructure are helping to ensure that Ontario families and businesses continue to have reliable access to an affordable energy choice, which is even more essential as we work together to recover from an unprecedented pandemic event. In addition to lower energy costs, these investments further enhance Ontarian's quality of life by providing thousands of good paying direct and indirect jobs and millions of dollars annually in taxes on our pipelines–taxes which go to schools, roads and other critical services.

Enbridge Gas is proposing to relocate a section of their existing Trafalgar Nominal Pipeline Size (NPS) 26 inch natural gas pipeline with a heavier walled NPS 26 pipeline to comply with the class designation requirements of Canadian Standards Association Code Z662 (“CSA Z662”).

The pipeline replacement is located south of the City of Cambridge, north of Morrison Road between Cheese Factory Road and Branchton Road, in the Township of North Dumfries in the Region of Waterloo (“Region”). The Region intends to construct a new road (“South Boundary Road”) south of a residential subdivision. The pipeline will meet the requirements of a Class Location Designation to accommodate potential future residential development.

NPS 26 Branchton Relocation Project map

Enbridge Gas is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) and is committed to meeting standards and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and public safety. Results of this environmental assessment will be presented in the Environmental Report as part of the application to the OEB. The Leave to Construct is the application submitted to obtain permission to build the project. The OEB would grant Leave to Construct once the project is approved. More information can be found on the OEB website, within the Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th ed. 2016.

The Tasks and Timelines for this Project are presented below:

Task

Undertakings

Proposed Timeline / Date

Selection of the New Location for the Pipeline

Enbridge Gas assessment of current and future network demand. System analysis and network design confirm. Consultation with the Region of Waterloo. Spring/Summer 2019
Consultation Meetings and / or correspondence with provincial and municipal representatives and agencies, and other key stakeholders Ongoing
Receive input from stakeholders to influence the Environmental Report Spring of 2020
Preparation of the Environmental Report
Prepare the Environmental Report based on collected data. Report includes impact assessment, and mitigation recommendations. December 2019 -February 2020
Circulation to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee (OPCC)

Enbridge Gas to file the Environmental Report with the OPCC.

The purpose of the OPCC is to coordinate the Ontario government review of facilities projects in Ontario requiring approval from the OEB, with the goal

February 2020
OEB Leave to Construct Application
Enbridge Gas to file a Leave to Construct Application with the OEB
November 9, 2020
Notice of Application
OEB issues the Notice of Application
November 24, 2020
Potential Construction Start
Begin construction activities pending receipt of all permit and approvals.
April 2021
Potential Construction Finish
Construction completion including remediation activities.
June 2022
 

For new construction projects, the collective input from government agencies, municipalities, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and Métis, the public and landowners play an integral role. On-going consultation has occurred with landowners, municipal representatives and provincial agencies to influence the decision-making process.

Once the Leave-to-Construct (LTC) application is made to the OEB, any party with an interest in the Project, including members of the public, can participate in the process.

In accordance with the OEB's “Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition 2016”, Enbridge has retained the services of Stantec to complete an environmental assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the environmental assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; As well, mitigation measures are recommended to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential impacts of the proposed project on the environment. The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment are detailed in the Environmental Report.

Read the environmental report.

For matters related to the environmental assessment contact:

 

Contact

Mark Knight
Sr. Associate, Environmental Planner
Stantec Consulting Ltd.
(519) 585-7430
Mark.Knight@Stantec.com

Other contact:

 

Contact

Norm Dumouchelle
Sr. Analyst Environmental
Enbridge Inc.
519-436-4600 x 5003407
norm.dumouchelle@enbridge.com

 

To serve a growing demand for natural gas, Enbridge Gas Inc. (Enbridge Gas) is proposing the 2021/2022 Storage Enhancement Project (the Project). The Project will allow Enbridge Gas to store additional natural gas and will increase the deliverability of Enbridge Gas’s storage operations. The Project involves:

  • Increasing the maximum operating pressure (“MOP”) of three existing storage pools (Ladysmith, Corunna and Seckerton);
  • Re-entering the stratigraphic test well TL 9 in the Ladysmith Storage Pool and converting it to a horizontal natural gas storage well (TL 9H) and connecting the well to the gathering system;
  •  Upgrading the existing gathering system at the Ladysmith Storage Pool from Nominal Pipe Size (NPS) 16 to NPS 20;
  •  Constructing approximately 2.2 kilometre (km) of NPS 24 natural gas pipeline to connect the Payne Storage Pool to the Corunna Compressor Station located on Tecumseh Road, in St. Clair Township, Ontario;
  • Re-routing the existing Ladysmith Storage Pool pipeline to connect with the Payne Storage Pool Pipeline at the existing Payne/Kimball Station; and
  • Upgrading and installing new equipment at existing stations.

The Project is located in St. Clair Township, in the County of Lambton. The Project Study Area (PSA) was developed to identify the Preferred Pipeline Route and other infrastructure works associated with the Project and to develop the limits of analysis of background environmental and socio-economic baseline conditions to be assessed as part of the Environmental Report (ER). The PSA is generally bounded approximately by Ladysmith Road to the west, Petrolia Line to the north, Tecumseh Road to the east and Courtright Line to the south. For more details please refer to the map below:

Enbridge Gas is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) and is committed to meeting standards and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and public safety. Results of this environmental assessment will be presented in the ER as part of the application to the OEB. The Leave to Construct is the application submitted to obtain permission to build the 2.2 km NPS 24 natural gas pipeline. The OEB would grant Leave to Construct once the Project is approved. The ER will also support Enbridge Gas’ applications for a favourable report under section 40 of the OEB Act for the drilling of two new A-1 Observation Wells (TL 8 and TC 8) and re-entering stratigraphic test well TL9 and converting it to a horizontal natural gas storage well (TL9H) as well as a leave to vary request under section 38 of the OEB Act to increase the MOP of the Ladysmith, Corunna and Seckerton Storage Pools. More information can be found on the OEB website, within the Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th ed. 2016

The Tasks and Timelines for this Project are presented below:

Task

Undertakings

Proposed Timeline / Date

Selection of Study Area

Enbridge assessment of current and future network demand. System analysis and network design confirm potential locations.

Summer 2020

Route Selection

Aecom was retained by Enbridge to conduct a route analysis to go through the five-step planning process:

  1. Confirm study areas
  2. Develop an inventory of environmental and land features within the study areas.
  3. Develop routing criteria/constraints.
  4. Identify constraints within the study areas.
  5. Analyze the study areas by applying routing criteria to identify possible route alternatives and determine a preferred route.

Summer 2020

Public Consultation

Aecom and Enbridge are conducting a continuous public consultation process throughout the planning process as follows:

 

1) Project Commencement Notice – a Notice of Project Commence was mailed to the Ontario Pipeline Coordinating Committee (OPCC), Agencies, directly and indirectly affected landowners, and Indigenous Communities and requested their participation in the Environmental Study Process.

 

Notification Letter mailout – August 14, 2020

2) Public Notice – a Notice of Project Commencement was posted in two local newspapers advising the public of the Project and upcoming Environmental Report.

Newspaper ads posted in the Sarnia Journal and The Independent on August 20, 2020

3) Receive input from the public and stakeholders as part of the Environmental Assessment.

August/September 2020

Preparation of the Environmental Report

Prepare the Environmental Report based on collected data, consultation feedback, impact assessment, and mitigation recommendations.

August/September 2020

Circulation to Ontario Pipeline Coordinating Committee (OPCC)

Enbridge to file the Environmental Report with the OPCC.

The purpose of the OPCC is to coordinate the Ontario government review of facilities projects in Ontario requiring approval from the OEB, with the goal of minimizing negative impacts.

The ER will also be circulated to government agencies, municipalities, directly and indirectly affected landowners, and indigenous communities.

September – November 2020

OEB Applications

Enbridge to file a Leave to Construct Application, Application for a Favourable Report, and Leave to Vary Application with the OEB.

November 2020

Notice of Application

OEB issues the Notice of Application

Fall 2020

Potential Construction Start

Begin construction activities pending receipt of all permit and approvals

Spring 2021

Potential Construction Finish

Construction completion including remediation activities

Fall 2022

For construction projects, the collective input from government agencies, municipalities, stakeholders, and Indigenous communities, the public and landowners play an integral role in the route and site selection process.

Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that the community is advised of the proposed project, and to involve the public in the decision-making process. Public consultation is a key component of the Environmental Report.

The consultation program helps identify and address stakeholder concerns and issues and provides the public with an opportunity to receive information about the Project and participate in Project development process.

Public input received will be used to help finalize the project and develop mitigation plans to be implemented during construction.

Once the Leave-to-Construct (LTC) Application, Application for a Favourable Report, and Leave to Vary Application is made to the OEB, any party with an interest in the Project, including members of the public, can participate in the process.

Public Notification

Project Commencement Letters

The Notice of Project Commencement letters were mailed out to the OPCC, Agencies, local Municipalities, directly and indirectly affected landowners, and Indigenous Communities on August 14th, 2020.

Newspaper Advertisements

The Notice of Project Commencement was published within The Sarnia Journal and The Independent on August 20th, 2020.

In accordance with the OEB's “Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition 2016”, Enbridge has retained the services of Aecom to complete an environmental assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the environmental assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments (and if alternate routing is practical); gather input from agencies, stakeholders, Indigenous communities, affected landowners, and the public. As well, mitigation measures are recommended to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment. The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment are detailed in the Environmental Report.

Read the environmental report.

For matters related to the environmental assessment contact:

 

Contact

Mark Van der Woerd
Senior Environmental Planner
AECOM
289-439-9803
mark.vanderwoerd@aecom.com

Other contact:

 

Contact

Evan Tomek
Senior Analyst, Environment
Enbridge
226-229-9598
Evan.tomek@enbridge.com

Enbridge Gas Inc. (Enbridge) is proposing to install a secondary natural gas line to maintain delivery pressures in the municipality of Clarence-Rockland. All current services will be unaffected as a result of this project. If approved, the Rockland Reinforcement Project (the Project) will include the construction of up to 4.5 km of 4-inch steel natural gas pipeline. The Project will connect to Enbridge’s existing system at either Poupart Road at Laurier Street OR Baseline Road at Joanisse Road, and will terminate at a proposed new station located on St. Jean Street south of Docteur Corbeil Blvd.

Enbridge has retained Stantec Consulting Ltd. to undertake an Environmental Study on the construction and operation of the proposed natural gas pipeline. The Environmental Study will fulfill the requirements of the Ontario Energy Board’s (OEB) “Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction, and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition (2016)”. It is anticipated that the Environmental Report for the study will be completed in November 2020, after which Enbridge Gas will file an application for the proposed pipeline to the OEB. The OEB’s review and approval is required before the proposed project can proceed. If approved, construction of the pipeline is currently anticipated to begin in spring 2023.

Rockland Reinforcement Project Map


Enbridge is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) and is committed to meeting standards and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and public safety. Results of this environmental assessment will be presented in the Environmental Report as part of the application to the OEB. The Leave to Construct is the application submitted to obtain permission to build the project. The OEB would grant Leave to Construct once the project is approved. More information can be found on the OEB website, within the Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th ed. 2016.

The Tasks and Timelines for this Project are presented below:

Task

Undertakings

Proposed Timeline / Date

Selection of Study Area

Enbridge assessment of current and future network demand.  System analysis and network design confirm potential locations.

Fall 2019/Winter 2020

Route Selection

Stantec was retained by Enbridge to conduct a route analysis to go through the five step planning process:

  1. Confirm study areas
  2. Develop an inventory of environmental and land features within the study areas.
  3. Develop routing criteria/constraints.
  4. Identify constraints within the study areas.
  5. Analyze the study areas by applying routing criteria to identify possible route alternatives and determine a preferred route.

Spring 2020

Public Consultation

Stantec and Enbridge are conducting a continuous public consultation process throughout the planning process as follows:

 

1) Online meetings and / or correspondence with provincial and municipal representatives and agencies, and other key stakeholders.

Summer 2020

2) Public Notice – a Notice of Study Commencement, advising the public of the study, requesting information, and an invitation to the Virtual Open House.

English and French Notification mailout via Canada Post to study area:
Week of August 31, 2020

Notice of Study Commencement and Virtual Open House published in English and French language in The Review newspaper:

September 2nd (electronic) and 9th (print and electronic), 2020

3) Virtual Open House - Present study area and natural gas pipeline route to the public and interested stakeholders via website www.RocklandEA.com.

September 14 - 28, 2020

4) Receive input from the public and stakeholders  Summer and Fall 2020

Preparation of the Environmental Report

Prepare the Environmental Report based on collected data, consultation feedback, impact assessment, and mitigation recommendations.

Fall 2020

Circulation to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee (OPCC)

Enbridge to file the Environmental Report with the OPCC.

The purpose of the OPCC is to coordinate the Ontario government review of facilities projects in Ontario requiring approval from the OEB, with the goal of minimizing negative impacts.

Late Fall 2020

OEB Leave to Construct Application

Enbridge to file a Leave to Construct Application with the OEB

Spring 2022

Notice of Application

OEB issues the Notice of Application

Fall 2022

For new construction projects, the collective input from Indigenous communities and Métis, government agencies, municipalities, stakeholders, the public and landowners play an integral role in the route and site selection process.

Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that the community is advised of the proposed project, and to involve the public in the decision-making process. Public consultation is a key component of the Environmental Report.

By providing the public with an opportunity to receive information about the Project, the consultation program helps identify and address stakeholder concerns and issues, and have meaningful participation into the Project review and development process.

Public input from the Virtual Open House will be used to help finalize the project and mitigation plans to be implemented during construction.

Once the Leave to Construct application is made to the OEB, any party with an interest in the Project, including members of the public, can participate in the process.

Public Notification

Newspaper Advertisements

The Notice of Study Commencement and Virtual Open House for the proposed Rockland Reinforcement Project appeared in English and French in the newspaper The Review on September 2 (electronic) and 9 (print and electronic), 2020.

Virtual Open House

Considering the COVID-19 global pandemic and public gathering restrictions, an in-person public open house was not possible for this project. Instead, Enbridge Gas offered a Virtual Open House for two weeks (September 14-28, 2020). Indigenous communities, members of the public, government agencies, and other interested stakeholders are invited to participate in the Virtual Open House, review information about the project, and provide feedback.

The Virtual Open House ended on September 28, 2020. However you can download the presentation slides, transcripts, and questionnaire here. 

Presentation Slides
Transcript to Presentation
Questionnaire

In accordance with the OEB's “Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition 2016”, Enbridge has retained the services of Golder to complete an Environmental Assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the environmental assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments (and if alternate routing is practical); gather input from agencies, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and Métis, affected landowners, and the public. As well, mitigation measures are recommended to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment. The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment are detailed in the Environmental Report.

The Environmental Report will be made available here when finalized.

A link will be provided here once the Leave to Construct Application is submitted to the Ontario Energy Board.

For matters related to the environmental assessment contact:

 

Contact

Laura Hill
Rockland EA Project Manager
Stantec Consulting Limited
Ottawa, ON
(613) 738-6058

RocklandEA@stantec.com

Other contact:

 

Contact

Tanya Turk
Environmental Advisor
Enbridge Gas Inc.
416-495-3103

tanya.turk@enbridge.com

 

Enbridge Gas Inc. (Enbridge) has identified the need to reinforce part of its natural gas distribution network to increase system reliability and flexibility, and to meet current and projected growth in natural gas demand.

The Kingston Lateral Reinforcement Project (the Project) will include the construction of a 2 km, Nominal Pipe Size (NPS) 8- OR 10-inch natural gas pipeline that will begin at the existing Westbrook Enbridge Gas station on Westbrook Road, and connect to Enbridge’s existing system just north of Hwy 401 at a new valve site. The Project may include the removal of the existing NPS 6-inch natural gas pipeline.

Environmental Study Process

Enbridge has retained Stantec Consulting Ltd. to undertake an Environmental Study of the construction and operation of the Project. The Environmental Study will fulfill the requirements of the Ontario Energy Board’s (OEB) “Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction, and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition (2016)”. It is anticipated that the Environmental Report for the study will be completed in fall 2020, after which Enbridge will file an application for the Project to the OEB. The OEB’s review and approval is required before the proposed Project can proceed. If approved, construction is currently anticipated to begin in Winter 2021/Spring 2022.

Kingston Lateral Reinforcement Project map

Enbridge is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) and is committed to meeting standards and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and public safety. Results of this environmental assessment will be presented in the Environmental Report as part of the application to the OEB. The Leave to Construct is the application submitted to obtain permission to build the project. The OEB would grant Leave to Construct once the project is approved. More information can be found on the OEB website, within the Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th ed. 2016.

The Tasks and Timelines for this Project are presented below:

Task

Undertakings

Proposed Timeline / Date

Selection of Study Area

Enbridge assessment of current and future network demand. System analysis and network design confirm potential locations.

Winter/Spring 2020

Route Selection

Stantec was retained by Enbridge to conduct a route analysis to go through the five step planning process:

  1. Confirm study areas
  2. Develop an inventory of environmental and land features within the study areas.
  3. Develop routing criteria/constraints.
  4. Identify constraints within the study areas.
  5. Analyze the study areas by applying routing criteria to identify possible route alternatives and determine a preferred route.

Spring/Summer 2020

Public Consultation

Stantec and Enbridge are conducting a continuous public consultation process throughout the planning process as follows:

 

1) Meetings and / or correspondence with provincial and municipal representatives and agencies, and other key stakeholders.

Fall 2020

2) Public Notice – a Notice of Study Commencement, advising the public of the study, and requesting information, and a Newsletter (see public consultation section), in place of a Virtual Open House, to be delivered to local landowners

Notification mailout via door-to-door delivery to local landowners
August 19th , 2020

Kingston This Week: August 20th, 2020

Kingston-Whig Standard: August 22nd, 2020

3) Receive input from the public and stakeholders

Comment Period: August 19th to September 19th 2020

Preparation of the Environmental Report

Prepare the Environmental Report based on collected data, consultation feedback, impact assessment, and mitigation recommendations.

Fall 2020

Circulation to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee (OPCC)

Enbridge to file the Environmental Report with the OPCC.

The purpose of the OPCC is to coordinate the Ontario government review of facilities projects in Ontario requiring approval from the OEB, with the goal of minimizing negative impacts.

Fall 2020

OEB Leave to Construct Application

Enbridge to file a Leave to Construct Application with the OEB

November/December 2020

Notice of Application

OEB issues the Notice of Application

Spring 2021

For new construction projects, the collective input from Indigenous communities and Métis, government agencies, municipalities, stakeholders, the public and landowners play an integral role in the route and site selection process.

Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that the community is advised of the proposed project, and to involve the public in the decision-making process. Public consultation is a key component of the Environmental Report.

By providing the public with an opportunity to receive information about the Project, the consultation program helps identify and address stakeholder concerns and issues and have meaningful participation into the Project review and development process.

Public input from the comment period will be used to help finalize the project and mitigation plans to be implemented during construction.

Once the Leave-to-Construct (LTC) application is made to the OEB, any party with an interest in the Project, including members of the public, can participate in the process.

Public Notification

Newspaper Advertisements

The Notice of Study Commencement and Virtual Open House for the Kingston Lateral Reinforcement Project will appear in Kingston This Week: August 20, 2020 and Kingston-Whig Standard: August 22, 2020

Project Newsletter

Stakeholder consultation and Indigenous engagement is an important part of this study. As a result of the physical distancing requirements set out by the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario due to COVID-19, no in-person Open House will take place. In lieu of this, a Project Newsletter will be distributed to associated local landowners. The Newsletter will be available here for viewing.

In accordance with the OEB's “Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition 2016”, Enbridge has retained the services of Golder to complete an Environmental Assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the Environmental Assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments (and if alternate routing is practical); gather input from agencies, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and Métis, affected landowners, and the public. As well, mitigation measures are recommended to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment. The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment are detailed in the Environmental Report.

The Environmental Report will be made available here when finalized.

Application and Evidence

For matters related to the environmental assessment contact:

 

Contact

Mark Knight
EA Project Manager
Stantec
Phone: 613-738-6090

KingstonEA@Stantec.com

Other contact:

 

Contact

Norm Dumouchelle
Environmental Advisor
Enbridge Gas Inc.
613-738-6090

KingstonEA@Stantec.com

Enbridge Gas Inc. (Enbridge) has retained Dillon Consulting Limited (Dillon) to begin an environmental study for the proposed Sparks Street Replacement Project (the Project) located in the City of Ottawa. The Project is required to replace a 900-metre (m) segment of vital natural gas main along Sparks Street in downtown Ottawa, as the existing nominal pipe size (NPS) 12-inch pipeline is approaching its life expectancy. The existing pipeline will be abandoned and replaced with a new segment of NPS 12-inch steel pipe. Enbridge has identified two potential replacement pipeline routes, including a preliminary preferred route and an alternative route.

The preliminary preferred route consists of approximately 1.1 kilometres (km) of NPS 12-inch intermediate pressure (IP) steel pipe along Albert Street, 900 m of NPS 4-inch IP polyethylene (PE) pipe along Sparks Street, and 175 m of NPS 12-inch IP steel pipe along Lyon Street North and Wellington Street. The alternative route consists of approximately 1.2 km of NPS 12-inch IP steel pipe along Slater Street and Bay Street, instead of Albert Street (see figure).

Once the study is complete, Enbridge will apply to the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) for approval to construct the Project. Pending regulatory approval, construction may begin in spring 2021.

Sparks street replacement project map

Enbridge is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) and is committed to meeting standards and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and public safety. Results of this environmental assessment will be presented in the Environmental Report as part of the application to the OEB. The Leave to Construct is the application submitted to obtain permission to build the project. The OEB would grant Leave to Construct once the project is approved. More information can be found on the OEB website, within the Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th ed. 2016.

The Tasks and Timelines for this Project are presented below:

Task

Undertakings

Proposed Timeline / Date

Selection of Study Area

Enbridge assessment of current and future network demand. System analysis and network design confirm potential locations.

Fall 2019 / Winter 2020

Route Selection

Dillon was retained by Enbridge to conduct a route analysis to go through the five step planning process:

  1. Confirm study areas
  2. Develop an inventory of environmental and land features within the study areas.
  3. Develop routing criteria/constraints.
  4. Identify constraints within the study areas.
  5. Analyze the study areas by applying routing criteria to identify possible route alternatives and determine a preferred route.

Spring/Summer 2020

Public Consultation

Dillon and Enbridge are conducting a continuous public consultation process throughout the planning process as follows:

 

1) Meetings and / or correspondence with provincial and municipal representatives and agencies, and other key stakeholders.

Summer 2020

2) Public Notice – a Notice of Study Commencement and Virtual Open House advising the public of the study, requesting information and an invitation to the Virtual Open House.

English and French Notification mailout via Canada Post to study area:
Week of July 6, 2020

Notice of Study Commencement and Virtual Open House published in English and French language newspapers:

TThe Ottawa Citizen July 14 & 20, 2020

Le Droit July 11 & 18, 2020

3) Virtual Open House - Present study area and natural gas pipeline route to the public and interested stakeholders via www.SparksStreetEA.ca website.

 

July 27 - August 9, 2020

 

4) Receive input from the public and stakeholders

Summer 2020

Preparation of the Environmental Report

Prepare the Environmental Report based on collected data, consultation feedback, impact assessment, and mitigation recommendations.

Summer 2020

Circulation to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee (OPCC)

Enbridge to file the Environmental Report with the OPCC.

The purpose of the OPCC is to coordinate the Ontario government review of facilities projects in Ontario requiring approval from the OEB, with the goal of minimizing negative impacts.

September 2020

OEB Leave to Construct Application

Enbridge to file a Leave to Construct Application with the OEB

November 2020

Notice of Application

OEB issues the Notice of Application

Spring 2021

For new construction projects, the collective input from Indigenous communities and Métis, government agencies, municipalities, stakeholders, the public and landowners play an integral role in the route and site selection process.

Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that the community is advised of the proposed project, and to involve the public in the decision making process. Public consultation is a key component of the Environmental Report.

By providing the public with an opportunity to receive information about the Project, the consultation program helps identify and address stakeholder concerns and issues, and have meaningful participation into the Project review and development process.

Public input from the Virtual Open House will be used to help finalize the project and mitigation plans to be implemented during construction.

Once the Leave to Construct application is made to the OEB, any party with an interest in the Project, including members of the public, can participate in the process.

Public Notification

Newspaper Advertisements

The Notice of Study Commencement and Virtual Open House for the proposed Sparks Street Replacement Project appeared in the French language newspaper Le Droit on July 11 and 18, 2020, and in the English language newspaper The Ottawa Citizen on July 14 and 20, 2020.

Virtual Open House

Considering the COVID-19 global pandemic and public gathering restrictions, an in-person public open house was not possible for this project. Instead, Enbridge Gas held a Virtual Open House for two weeks (July 27 - August 9, 2020). Indigenous communities, members of the public, government agencies and other interested stakeholders were invited to participate in the Virtual Open House, review information about the project, and provide feedback.

The Virtual Open House is now closed, however you can download the materials here;

In accordance with the OEB's “Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition 2016”, Enbridge has retained the services of Dillon to complete an environmental assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the environmental assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments (and if alternate routing is practical); gather input from agencies, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and Métis, affected landowners, and the public. As well, mitigation measures are recommended to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment. The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment are detailed in the Environmental Report.

The Environmental Report is now available for download.

For matters related to the environmental assessment contact:

 

Contact

Tristan Lefler
Environmental Assessment
Project Manager
Dillon Consulting Limited
51 Breithaupt Street, Suite 200
Kitchener, ON N2H 5G5
(519) 571-9833
SparksStreetEA@dillon.ca

Other contact:

 

Contact

Tanya Turk
Environmental Advisor
Enbridge Gas Inc.
416-495-3103
tanya.turk@enbridge.com

Enbridge Gas Inc. (Enbridge) has identified the need to reinforce its natural gas system in Almonte, Ontario, (the Project) in order to accommodate current and future growth in the area. The Preliminary Preferred Route (PPR) and an Alternate Route (AR) for the Project is illustrated in Figure 1.

As a result of feedback received through public consultation, three routes are now being considered for the Project. These include a preliminary preferred route (PPR) and two alternative routes (ARs), which are depicted on the map below (Figure 1).

The PPR begins north of the intersection of County Road 29 and Gleeson Road where the nominal pipe size (NPS) 4 extra high pressure (XHP) steel (ST) natural gas main will tie-in to an existing NPS 8 XHP ST natural gas main on County Road 29. From there the NPS 4 XHP ST natural gas main will travel approximately 1.2 km east and under the Mississippi River to Carss Street on the east side of the Mississippi River. Approximately 600 m of this natural gas pipeline will travel underneath the Mississippi River. On the east side of the Mississippi River on Carss Street a new XHP to intermediate pressure (IP) regulation station will be constructed. The NPS 4 XHP ST natural gas main will tie-in to the XHP to IP regulation station on Carss Street. The NPS 4 IP polyethylene (PE) natural gas main will also tie-in to the regulation station on Carss Street. From there it will travel approximately 300 m east along Carss Street to the intersection of Carss Street and Martin Street North where it will tie-in to an existing NPS 4 IP PE natural gas main on Martin Street North.

The AR begins at the intersection of County Road 29 and James Naismith Way where the NPS 4 XHP ST natural gas main will tie-in to an existing NPS 8 XHP ST natural gas main on County Road 29. From there the NPS 4 XHP ST natural gas main will travel approximately 1.4 km, and under the Mississippi River to Martin Street North where it will tie-in to a new XHP to IP regulation station. Approximately 600 m of this natural gas pipeline will travel underneath the Mississippi River. The NPS 4 IP PE natural gas main will also tie-in to the XHP to IP regulation station on Martin Street North. From there it will travel south on Martin Street North for approximately 900 m and tie-in to an existing NPS 4 IP PE natural gas main on Martin Street North.

The new AR 2 is composed of the same pipe size and material and has the same start point as the AR route but west of the Mississippi River the pipe turns north to follow an existing municipal right-of-way. The AR 2 will travel under the Mississippi River to the intersection of McPhail Side Road and Martin Street North. It then turns south on Martin Street North and will tie-in to an existing natural gas main. A new XHP to IP regulation station is proposed near the intersection of McPhail Side Road and Martin Street North. This route will also have approximately 600 m that will travel underneath the Mississippi River.

Where possible, the Project will be located within existing road allowances. Temporary working space and laydown areas may be required adjacent to these areas to facilitate the movement and storage of equipment necessary for construction. Permanent easements may be required as well. Enbridge Gas will work with regulators and landowners to identify and secure appropriate working space and easements as required.

An Environmental Assessment (EA) will be conducted for this project. The EA is being conducted in accordance with the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction, and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition. Once the study is complete, Enbridge may apply to the OEB for approval to construct the project.

Almonte Map

Enbridge is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) and is committed to meeting standards and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and public safety. Results of this environmental assessment will be presented in the Environmental Report as part of the application to the OEB. The Leave to Construct is the application submitted to obtain permission to build the project. The OEB would grant Leave to Construct once the project is approved. More information can be found on the OEB website, within the Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th ed. 2016.

The Tasks and Timelines for this Project are presented below:

Task

Undertakings

Proposed Timeline / Date

Selection of Preliminary Routes

Enbridge assessment of current and future network demand. System analysis and network design confirm potential locations.

Winter 2020

Route Selection

Golder Associates Ltd. (Golder) was retained by Enbridge to conduct a route analysis to go through the five-step planning process:

  1. Confirm study areas
  2. Develop an inventory of environmental and land features within the study areas.
  3. Develop routing criteria/constraints.
  4. Identify constraints within the study areas.
  5. Analyze the study areas by applying routing criteria to identify possible route alternatives and determine a preferred route.

Spring 2020

Public Consultation

Golder and Enbridge are conducting a continuous public consultation process throughout the planning process as follows:

 

1) Meetings and / or correspondence with provincial and municipal representatives and agencies, and other key stakeholders.

Spring/Summer 2020

2) Public Notice – a Notice of Study Commencement (June 18 and 25 - English/French and July 16 - English/French) and Virtual Open House advising the public of the study, requesting information and an invitation to the Virtual Open House.

June 18 and June 25, 2020
July 16, 2020

3) Virtual Open House - Present study area and pipeline route to the public and interested stakeholders.

June 29 - July 26

4) Receive input from the public and stakeholders

Summer 2020

Preparation of the Environmental Report

Prepare the Environmental Report based on collected data, consultation feedback, impact assessment, and mitigation recommendations.

April – September 2020

Circulation to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee (OPCC)

Enbridge to circulate the Environmental Report with the OPCC.

The purpose of the OPCC is to coordinate the Ontario government review of facilities projects in Ontario requiring approval from the OEB, with the goal of minimizing negative impacts.

September 2020

OEB Leave to Construct Application

Enbridge to file a Leave to Construct Application with the OEB

January 2021

Notice of Application

OEB issues the Notice of Application

Winter 2021

For new construction projects, the collective input from Indigenous communities and Métis, government agencies, municipalities, stakeholders, the public and landowners play an integral role in the route and site selection process.

Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that the community is advised of the proposed project, and to involve the public in the decision-making process. Public consultation is a key component of the Environmental Report.

By providing the public with an opportunity to receive information about the Project, the consultation program helps identify and address stakeholder concerns and issues and have meaningful participation into the Project review and development process.

Public input from the Open House will be used to help finalize the project and mitigation plans to be implemented during construction.

Once the Leave-to-Construct (LTC) application is made to the OEB, any party with an interest in the Project, including members of the public, can participate in the process.

Public Notification

Newspaper Advertisements

The Notice of Study Commencement and Virtual Open House for the Almonte Reinforcement Project appeared in the Carleton Place-Almonte Canadian-Gazette on June 18, June 25 and July 16, 2020.

July 18 and 25, 2020:

July 16, 2020:

Virtual Open House

Considering the COVID-19 global pandemic and public gathering restrictions, an in-person public open house was not possible for this project. Instead, Enbridge Gas offered a virtual open house for two weeks which was then extended to accommodate an additional route identified through consultation. Indigenous communities, members of the public, government agencies, and other interested stakeholders were invited to participate in the virtual open house, review information about the project, and provide feedback. A copy of the material presented was also available for download.

The Virtual Open House is now closed; however, you can download the materials here:

In accordance with the OEB'sEnvironmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition 2016, Enbridge has retained the services of Golder to complete an Environmental Assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the Environmental Assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments (and if alternate routing is practical); gather input from agencies, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and Métis, affected landowners, and the public. As well, mitigation measures are recommended to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment. The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment are detailed in the Environmental Report.

Read the Environmental Report

If you have questions about the proposed Almonte Reinforcement Project, see below.

For matters related to the environmental assessment contact:

 

Contact

Sara Jarrett
EA Project Manager
Golder Associates Ltd.
(613) 323-1215
AlmonteReinforcement@golder.com

Other contact:

 

Contact

Sarah Kingdon-Benson
Environmental Advisor
Enbridge Gas Inc.
905-927-3132
Sarah.kingdon-benson@enbridge.com

Enbridge Gas Inc. (“Enbridge”) has identified the need to reinforce its natural gas system in Ajax, Ontario, in order to accommodate current and future growth in the area.

Enbridge has identified the preliminary preferred and alternate routes for the project. The preliminary preferred route, shown in red, is comprised on nominal pipe size (NPS) 6, high pressure (HP) steel (ST) natural gas main. The project will tie into the existing extra high pressure (XHP) NPS 16 ST gas main at Taunton Rd and Church St N. A new XHP to HP pressure regulation station will be installed near this intersection. The project will continue for 2.1 km south on Church St N, terminating at Rossland Rd W. Near this intersection, an HP to intermediate pressure (IP) pressure regulation station will be installed. From this station, 450 m of NPS 8, IP polyethylene pipe (PE) will be installed along Rossland Rd W, terminating 120 m east of Harkins Drive, tying into the existing system.

The second alternative will be a NPS 6 HP ST gas main, shown in blue. It will tie into the existing NPS 12 HP steel gas main at Brock Rd and Rossland Rd W. It will run for 1.7 km along Rossland Rd W to Church St N. Near this intersection, an HP to IP station will be installed. From this station, 450 m of NPS 8, IP PE will be installed along Rossland Rd W, terminating 120 m east of Harkins Drive, tying into the existing system.

The third alternative, shown in purple, is a NPS 6 HP steel natural gas main, tying into the existing XHP NPS 16 ST gas main at Taunton Rd and Ravenscroft Rd. A new XHP to HP pressure regulation station will be installed near this intersection. The pipe will continue for 2.15 km along Ravenscroft Rd. At Ravenscroft Rd and Rossland Rd, a new HP to IP pressure regulation station will be installed. From this station, 70 m of NPS 8 IP PE gas main will be installed to connect into the existing system.

All routes will see the pipeline installed in the municipal right of way.

An Environmental Assessment (“EA”) will be conducted for this project. The EA is being conducted in accordance with the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction, and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition. Once the study is complete, Enbridge may apply to the OEB for approval to construct the project.

Enbridge is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) and is committed to meeting standards and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and public safety. Results of this environmental assessment will be presented in the Environmental Report as part of the application to the OEB. The Leave to Construct is the application submitted to obtain permission to build the project. The OEB would grant Leave to Construct once the project is approved. More information can be found on the OEB website, within the Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th ed. 2016.

The Tasks and Timelines for this Project are presented below:


Task

Undertakings

Proposed Timeline / Date

Selection of Preliminary Routes

Enbridge assessment of current and future network demand. System analysis and network design confirm potential locations.

Winter 2020

Route Selection

Golder Associates Ltd. (Golder) was retained by Enbridge to conduct a route analysis to go through the five-step planning process:

  1. Confirm study areas
  2. Develop an inventory of environmental and land features within the study areas.
  3. Develop routing criteria/constraints.
  4. Identify constraints within the study areas.
  5. Analyze the study areas by applying routing criteria to identify possible route alternatives and determine a preferred route.

Spring 2020

Public Consultation

Golder and Enbridge are conducting a continuous public consultation process throughout the planning process as follows:

 

1) Meetings and / or correspondence with provincial and municipal representatives and agencies, and other key stakeholders.

Spring/Summer 2020

2) Public Notice – a Notice of Study Commencement and Virtual Open House advising the public of the study, requesting information and an invitation to the Virtual Open House.

July 23 and July 30, 2020

3) Virtual Open House - Present study area and pipeline route to the public and interested stakeholders.

 

August 3 – August 17, 2020

4) Receive input from the public and stakeholders

Summer 2020

Preparation of the Environmental Report

Prepare the Environmental Report based on collected data, consultation feedback, impact assessment, and mitigation recommendations.

April –August 2020

Circulation to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee (OPCC)

Enbridge to circulate the Environmental Report with the OPCC.

The purpose of the OPCC is to coordinate the Ontario government review of facilities projects in Ontario requiring approval from the OEB, with the goal of minimizing negative impacts.

Fall 2020

OEB Leave to Construct Application

Enbridge to file a Leave to Construct Application with the OEB

Fall 2020

Notice of Application

OEB issues the Notice of Application

Winter 2021

For new construction projects, the collective input from Indigenous communities and Métis, government agencies, municipalities, stakeholders, the public and landowners play an integral role in the route and site selection process.

Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that the community is advised of the proposed project, and to involve the public in the decision-making process. Public consultation is a key component of the Environmental Report.

By providing the public with an opportunity to receive information about the Project, the consultation program helps identify and address stakeholder concerns and issues and have meaningful participation into the Project review and development process.

Public input from the Virtual Open House will be used to help finalize the project and mitigation plans to be implemented during construction.

Once the Leave-to-Construct (LTC) application is made to the OEB, any party with an interest in the Project, including members of the public, can participate in the process.

Public Notification

Newspaper Advertisements

The Notice of Study Commencement and Virtual Open House for the Ajax Reinforcement Project appeared in the Ajax News Advertiser on July 23 and July 30, 2020.

Virtual Open House

Considering the COVID-19 global pandemic and public gathering restrictions, an in-person public open house was not possible for this project. Instead, Enbridge Gas offered a virtual open house for two weeks. Indigenous communities, members of the public, government agencies, and other interested stakeholders were invited to participate in the virtual open house, review information about the project, and provide feedback. A copy of the material presented was also available for download.

The Virtual Open House is now closed; however, you can download the materials here:

In accordance with the OEB'sEnvironmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition 2016, Enbridge has retained the services of Golder to complete an Environmental Assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the Environmental Assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments (and if alternate routing is practical); gather input from agencies, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and Métis, affected landowners, and the public. As well, mitigation measures are recommended to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment. The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment are detailed in the Environmental Report.

Read the Environmental Report

If you have questions about the proposed Ajax Reinforcement Project, see below.

For matters related to the environmental assessment contact:

 

Contact

Ana Rincon-Gomez
EA Project Manager
Golder Associates Ltd.
647-376-6357
AjaxReinforcement@golder.com

Other contact:

 

Contact

Sarah Kingdon-Benson
Environmental Advisor
Enbridge Gas Inc.
905-927-3132
Sarah.kingdon-benson@enbridge.com

Enbridge Gas Inc. (Enbridge Gas) has identified the need to construct approximately 14 km of natural gas pipeline within the City of Stratford, Township of Perth South, Township of Perth East, and Zorra Township, Ontario (the Project). This project will expand the capacity of the natural gas pipeline system to serve a growing demand for natural gas in Stratford and the surrounding area. Figure 1 shows for the Project, the preliminary preferred route, the alternative routes, and the location of the stations associated with each of the routes.

The Preliminary Preferred Route for the first segment consists of an 11.7 km 12-inch pipeline, starting at 41st Line, heading north to Perth-Oxford Road, and east to 112 Road where it heads north. At Perth Line 29, the pipe heads west to Perth 113 Road, then north to Erie Street, where it continues north and then into the Stratford Gate Station (along Crane Avenue). The second segment consists of a 2.5 km 4-inch pipeline extending from the Stratford Gate Station on Crane Avenue to Erie Street, heading south along Erie Street to Packham Road where it goes west to Dunn Road, and follows Dunn Road south to Line 29 and then west into the Pressure Reduction Station.

The map below shows the extent of the Preliminary Preferred Route, as well as the Alternate Routes being considered for both components.

Subject to review and approval by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), construction was planned for 2021.  Recently however, in light of an interim reduction in demand in the region arising from COVID-19, we have moved the project’s construction timeline forward one year, to 2022.

Enbridge Gas now plans to file the project with the OEB in June 2021. Should the project receive regulatory approval, construction would begin in the spring of 2022 and be complete by the end of 2022.

We remain committed to this project and pre-planning activities such as engineering and environmental field studies and consultation with Indigenous communities, municipalities, agencies, and other interested parties will continue throughout 2020 and 2021 in advance of the June 2021 OEB filing.

Enbridge is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) and is committed to meeting standards and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and public safety. Results of this environmental assessment will be presented in the Environmental Report as part of the application to the OEB. The Leave to Construct is the application submitted to obtain permission to build the project. The OEB would grant Leave to Construct once the project is approved. More information can be found on the OEB website, within the Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th ed. 2016

The Tasks and Timelines for this Project are presented below:


Task

Undertakings

Proposed Timeline / Date

Selection of Study Area

Enbridge assessment of current and future network demand. System analysis and network design confirm potential locations.

Fall 2019 /

Winter 2020

Route Selection

GHD was retained by Enbridge to conduct a route analysis to go through the five step planning process:

  1. Confirm study areas
  2. Develop an inventory of environmental and land features within the study areas.
  3. Develop routing criteria/constraints.
  4. Identify constraints within the study areas.
  5. Analyze the study areas by applying routing criteria to identify possible route alternatives and determine a preferred route.

Winter/Spring 2020

Public Consultation

GHD and Enbridge are conducting a continuous public consultation process throughout the planning process as follows:

 

1) Meetings and / or correspondence with provincial and municipal representatives and agencies, and other key stakeholders.

Spring & Summer 2020

2) Public Notice – a Notice of Study Commencement and Virtual Open House advising the public of the study, requesting information and an invitation to the Virtual Open House.

Notification mailout via Canada Post to study area:
April 17, 2020

The Beacon Herald Newspaper:
April 21 and 28, 2020

3) Virtual Open House - Present study area and pipeline route to the public and interested stakeholders via website stratfordreinforcementea2020.ca

 

May 4-18, 2020

 

4) Receive input from the public and stakeholders

Spring 2020

Preparation of the Environmental Report

Prepare the Environmental Report based on collected data, consultation feedback, impact assessment, and mitigation recommendations.

Spring 2020

Circulation to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee (OPCC)

Enbridge to file the Environmental Report with the OPCC.

The purpose of the OPCC is to coordinate the Ontario government review of facilities projects in Ontario requiring approval from the OEB, with the goal of minimizing negative impacts.

June/July 2020

OEB Leave to Construct Application

Enbridge to file a Leave to Construct Application with the OEB

June 2021

Notice of Application

OEB issues the Notice of Application

Late 2021


For new construction projects, the collective input from Indigenous communities and Métis, government agencies, municipalities, stakeholders, the public and landowners play an integral role in the route and site selection process. 

Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that the community is advised of the proposed project, and to involve the public in the decision making process. Public consultation is a key component of the Environmental Report.

By providing the public with an opportunity to receive information about the Project, the consultation program helps identify and address stakeholder concerns and issues, and have meaningful participation into the Project review and development process.

Public input from the Virtual Open House in May will be used to help finalize the project and mitigation plans to be implemented during construction.

Once the Leave-to-Construct application is made to the OEB, any party with an interest in the Project, including members of the public, can participate in the process.


Public Notification

Newspaper Advertisements

The Notice of Study Commencement and Virtual Open House for the proposed 2021 Stratford Reinforcement Pipeline Project appeared in the Beacon Herald on April 21 and 28, 2020.

Virtual Open House

Considering the COVID-19 global pandemic and public gathering restrictions, an in-person public open house was not possible for this project. Instead, Enbridge Gas offered a virtual open house for two weeks. Indigenous communities, members of the public, government agencies, and other interested stakeholders were invited to participate in the virtual open house, review information about the project, and provide feedback. A copy of the material presented was also available for download.

The Virtual Open House is now closed, however you can download the materials here:

- Comment Form (submit by June 4, 2020 to be included in the Environment Report)
- Presentation Slides
- Transcript

In accordance with the OEB'sEnvironmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 7thEdition 2016, Enbridge has retained the services of Dillon to complete an environmental assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the environmental assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments (and if alternate routing is practical); gather input from agencies, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and Métis, affected landowners, and the public. As well, mitigation measures are recommended to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment. The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment are detailed in the Environmental Report.

Read the environmental report
Enbridge Gas now plans to file the project with the OEB in June 2021. Should the project receive regulatory approval, construction would begin in the spring of 2022 and be complete by the end of 2022.

For matters related to the environmental assessment contact:

 

Contact

Katrina Kroeze
Stakeholder Engagement Specialist
GHD Limited
416-640-4201
StratfordReinforcementEA2020@ghd.com

 

Other contact:

 

Contact

Tanya Turk
Environmental Advisor
Enbridge Gas Inc.
416-495-3103
tanya.turk@enbridge.com


Enbridge Gas is proposing to replace a section of natural gas pipeline in order to improve the integrity of the pipeline network and to increase system flexibility. All current services will be maintained as a result of this project.

The London Lines Replacement Project (LLRP) will include the construction of approximately 75 kilometers (km) of 8-inch, high pressure natural gas pipeline. This will replace the two current pipelines known collectively as the London Lines. The LLRP will also include the construction of 10.5 km of a secondary 8-inch pipeline which will reinforce the new pipeline from a source near Strathroy. The LLRP will start within the Township of Dawn-Euphemia near Oil Heritage Road and Bentpath Lane. The pipeline project will continue through the municipality of Southwest Middlesex and will end at two locations: within the Municipality of Middlesex Centre at Komoka Road and Glendon Drive; and at a proposed new station at Calvert Drive and Sutherland Road in the Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc. For more details please refer to the map below:

London Lines Project

Enbridge Gas is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) and is committed to meeting standards and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and public safety. Results of this environmental assessment will be presented in the Environmental Report as part of the application to the OEB. The Leave to Construct is the application submitted to obtain permission to build the project. The OEB would grant Leave to Construct once the project is approved. More information can be found on the OEB website, within the Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th ed. 2016.

The tasks and timelines for this project are presented below:

Task

Undertakings

Proposed Timeline / Date

Selection of Study Area

Enbridge Gas assessment of current and future network demand. System analysis and network design confirm potential locations.

Spring/Summer 2019

Route Selection

Stantec was retained by Enbridge Gas to conduct a route analysis to go through the five-step planning process:

  1. Confirm study areas
  2. Develop an inventory of environmental and land features within the study areas.
  3. Develop routing criteria/constraints.
  4. Identify constraints within the study areas.
  5. Analyze the study areas by applying routing criteria to identify possible route alternatives and determine a preferred route.

April 2020

Public Consultation

Stantec and Enbridge Gas are conducting a continuous public consultation process throughout the planning process as follows:

 

1) Meetings and / or correspondence with provincial and municipal representatives and agencies, and other key stakeholders.

April/May 2020

2) Public Notice – a Notice of Study Commencement and Virtual Open House advising the public of the study, requesting information and an invitation to the Virtual Open House.

Notification Letter mailout to study area:
Week of April 6, 2020

3) Virtual Information Session - Present study area and pipeline route to the public and interested stakeholders.

 

April 20 – May 1, 2020

 

4) Receive input from the public and stakeholders as part of the Environmental Assessment

April/May 2020

Preparation of the Environmental Report

Prepare the Environmental Report based on collected data, consultation feedback, impact assessment, and mitigation recommendations.

January – June 2020

Circulation to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee (OPCC)

Enbridge Gas to file the Environmental Report with the OPCC.

The purpose of the OPCC is to coordinate the Ontario government review of facilities projects in Ontario requiring approval from the OEB, with the goal of minimizing negative impacts.

June 2020

Notice of Application

OEB issues the Notice of Application (English l French)

Winter/Spring 2021

OEB Leave to Construct Application

Enbridge Gas to file a Leave to Construct Application with the OEB

August 2020

Potential Construction Start

Begin construction activities pending receipt of all permit and approvals

Spring 2021

Potential Construction Finish

Construction completion including remediation activities

Early 2022

For construction projects, the collective input from government agencies, municipalities, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and Métis, the public and landowners play an integral role in the route and site selection process.

Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that the community is advised of the proposed project, and to involve the public in the decision-making process. Public consultation is a key component of the Environmental Report.

The consultation program helps identify and address stakeholder concerns and issues and provides the public with an opportunity to receive information about the Project and participate in Project development process.

Public input from the April Virtual Open House will be used to help finalize the project and develop mitigation plans to be implemented during construction.

Once the Leave-to-Construct (LTC) application is made to the OEB, any party with an interest in the Project, including members of the public, can participate in the process.

Public Notification

Newspaper Advertisements

The Notice of Study Commencement and Virtual Public Open House for the London Lines Replacement Project were published within The Herald and The Strathroy-Middlesex Age Dispatch onApril 8th and 9th, and April 15th and 16th respectively.

Virtual Open House

Public consultation with Indigenous communities, landowners, government agencies, current customers serviced by the London Lines, the general public, and other interested persons is an integral component of the planning process. As a result of the social distancing requirements set out by the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario due to COVID-19, a Virtual Open House will be held in place of an in-person Open House regarding the proposed LLRP. The Virtual Open House will be available beginning on April 20, 2020 at 9:00 am EST until May 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm EST at

www.solutions.ca/LondonLines

If a member of the public is unable to log onto the Virtual Open House they are directed to contact (519) 780-8186 and leave a message with their contact information, a representative will respond as soon as possible.

After the virtual open house, the presentation boards will be available our our website for viewing.

In accordance with the OEB's “Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition 2016”, Enbridge Gas has retained the services of Stantec to complete an environmental assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the environmental assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments (and if alternate routing is practical); gather input from agencies, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and Métis, affected landowners, and the public. As well, mitigation measures are recommended to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment. The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment are detailed in the Environmental Report.

Read the Environmental Report.

If you have questions about the proposed London Lines Replacement Project, see below.

For matters related to the environmental assessment contact:

 

Contact

Rooly Georgopoulos
Sr Project Manager
Stantec Consulting Ltd.
519-780-8186
londonlines@stantec.com

Other contact:

 

Contact

Kelsey Mills
Environmental Advisor
Enbridge Gas Inc.
905-927-3145
Kelsey.mills@enbridge.com

Enbridge Gas Inc. (“Enbridge”) has identified the need to replace approximately 13 km of an existing extra high pressure (XHP) steel natural gas pipeline (St. Laurent Pipeline) that is currently located along St. Laurent Boulevard in Vanier and Ottawa South. The project under consideration represents Phases 3 and 4 of a four-phase plan for replacing the existing St. Laurent Pipeline.

Phase 1 has been completed and Phase 2 is currently under construction. Phase 3 involves the installation of new intermediate pressure (IP) plastic gas mains in order to continue to service customers with natural gas, since the proposed replacement pipeline route deviates from the existing pipeline route. Phase 4 involves installation of new nominal pipe size (NPS) 12-inch and NPS 6-inch XHP steel pipe to replace the existing St. Laurent Pipeline. The study is being conducted in accordance with the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction, and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition. Once the study is complete, Enbridge may apply to the OEB for approval to construct the project.

For Phase 3, Enbridge has identified the preferred routes for the proposed IP plastic mains, which consist of NPS 2-inch, NPS 4-inch, and NPS 6-inch pipeline segments. There are no alternatives for these lines, as they need to be installed within the existing road infrastructure in the area in order to continue to provide service to existing customers. For Phase4, Enbridge has identified a preliminary preferred route for the proposed NPS 12-inch and NPS 6-inch XHP steel gas mains, as well as several alternative routes/route combinations.

 

As Enbridge is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), this Project is being planned in accordance with OEB regulations. The OEB acts as a regulatory body to protect the public interest, to determine that the Project is necessary, and to ensure that Enbridge obtains the necessary approvals to meet health, safety, and environmental standards and regulations.

For OEB approval, an Environmental Report (ER) must be submitted with the Leave-to-Construct application to the OEB. The ER documents the environmental study conducted for the project, which identifies potential environmental and socio-economic effects that the Project could have on the existing physical, natural, and socio-economic environment. Mitigation measures designed to reduce environmental and socio-economic effects are also developed as part of the Study. The ER conforms to the OEB Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition (2016). The ER must document that municipal, provincial, and federal agencies, as well as the concerns of Indigenous communities, were considered. Concerns identified by landowners and the public must also be addressed.

The Tasks and Timelines for this Project are presented below:

Task

Undertakings

Proposed Timeline / Date

Selection of Study Area

Enbridge assessment of current and future network demand. System analysis and network design confirm potential locations.

Spring/Summer 2019

Route Selection

Dillon was retained by Enbridge to conduct a route analysis to go through the five step planning process:

  1. Confirm study areas
  2. Develop an inventory of environmental and land features within the study areas.
  3. Develop routing criteria/constraints.
  4. Identify constraints within the study areas.
  5. Analyze the study areas by applying routing criteria to identify possible route alternatives and determine a preferred route.

Fall 2019 / Winter 2020

Consultation

Dillon and Enbridge are conducting a continuous public consultation process throughout the planning process as follows:

 

1) Meetings and / or correspondence with federal and municipal representatives and agencies, and other key stakeholders.

2020

2) Public Notice – a Notice of Study Commencement and Public Open House advising the public of the study, requesting information and an invitation to the Open House.

Notification Letter mailout to study area:
Week of February 10, 2020

The Ottawa Citizen and Le Droit Newspaper:
February 11 and 18, 2020

3) Information Session - Present study area and pipeline route to the public and interested stakeholders.

 

February 25, 2020

 

4) Receive input from the public and stakeholders

Winter 2020

Preparation of the Environmental Report

Prepare the Environmental Report based on collected data, consultation feedback, impact assessment, and mitigation recommendations.

January - July 2020

Circulation to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee (OPCC)

Enbridge circulates the Environmental Report with the OPCC.

The purpose of the OPCC is to coordinate the Ontario government review of facilities projects in Ontario requiring OEB approval, with the goal of minimizing negative impacts.

July 2020

Consultation A Notice of Project Change was released to the Project Contact list.
October 2020
Environmental Report Amendment An Updated Notice of Project Change and Environmental Amendment was released to the Project Contact list. November 2020

OEB Leave to Construct Application

Enbridge to file a Leave to Construct Application with the OEB

December 2020

Notice of Application

OEB issues the Notice of Application

2021


In accordance with the OEB's “Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition 2016”, Enbridge has retained the services of Dillon to complete an environmental assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the environmental assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments (and if alternate routing is practical); gather input from agencies, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and Métis, affected landowners, and the public. As well, mitigation measures are recommended to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment. The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment are detailed in the Environmental Report.

Read the Environmental Report.

Read the Environmental Report Amendment.

Public Consultation

For new construction projects, the collective input from Indigenous communities and Métis, government agencies, municipalities, stakeholders, the public and landowners play an integral role in the route and site selection process. 

Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that the community is advised of the proposed project, and to involve the public in the decision making process. Public consultation is a key component of the Environmental Report.

By providing the public with an opportunity to receive information about the Project, the consultation program helps identify and address stakeholder concerns, and have meaningful participation into the Project review and development process.

Public input from the Open House will be used to help finalize the project and mitigation plans to be implemented during construction.

Once the Leave-to-Construct (LTC) application is made to the OEB, any party with an interest in the Project, including members of the public, can participate in the process.

Public Notification

Newspaper Advertisements

The Notice of Study Commencement and Public Open House for the St. Laurent Ottawa North Pipeline Project appeared in The Ottawa Citizen and Le Droit on February 11 and 18, 2020.

Open House

Stakeholder consultation is an important part of this study. Members of the public, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders are invited to attend the Open House to review the project and provide comments. Details are provided below:

Tuesday, February 24, 2020

Paroisse Saint-Louis-Marie-de-Montfort
749 Trojan Avenue
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The presentation boards are available here for viewing (English l French).

Notice of Project Change

On October 19 and 20, 2020, Enbridge Gas distributed a Notice of Project Change via email to the Project contact list for a new preferred route for Phase 4 of the pipeline, which was a hybrid of the existing preferred route and one of the alternative routes identified in the Environmental Report (June 2020). The intention was to provide stakeholders an opportunity to comment and provide input on the project change, prior to completion of the Environmental Report Amendment.

Updated Notice of Project Change

Through continued consultation with key stakeholders, the new preferred route described in the October Notice of Project Change was revised to follow one of the alternative routes identified in the Environmental Report (June 2020). There are no proposed changes to Phase 3 of the Project.

An Updated Notice of Project Change was emailed to stakeholders on November 18, 2020 to provide stakeholders an opportunity to comment and provide input on the project change. Additionally, a link to the Environmental Report Amendment was also provided.

For matters related to the environmental assessment contact:

Contact Tristan Lefler
EA Project Manager
Dillon Consulting Limited
51 Breithaupt St, Suite 200
Kitchener, ON N2H 5G5
519-571-9833
StLaurentEA@dillon.ca

Other contact:

Contact Tanya Turk
Environmental Advisor
Enbridge Gas Inc.
3rd Floor, 101 Honda Blvd
Markham, ON L6C 0M6
416-495-3103
tanya.turk@enbridge.com

Project phone number 1-855-801-2303

Enbridge Gas Inc. (Enbridge) is proposing to relocate a segment of 20 inch (diameter) vital natural gas main that provides service to customers across the City of Toronto. The project involves the relocation of the pipeline which is currently located on the Keating Railway Bridge and conflicts with Waterfront Toronto’s proposed Port Lands Flood Protection (PLFP) feature.

Previously this pipeline was considered for replacement with the project being publicly referred to as the Proposed 20 Inch Natural Gas Pipeline Replacement Project. As a result of further investigative work, there was found to be no near-term requirement for replacement of the pipeline. An email was sent on August 3, 2018 to notify agencies, members of the public, Indigenous groups and other identified stakeholders of this update.

Map of the natural gas pipeline waterfront relocation in Toronto

Enbridge is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) and is committed to meeting standards and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and public safety. Results of this environmental assessment will be presented in the Environmental Report as part of the application to the OEB. The Leave to Construct is the application submitted to obtain permission to build the project. The OEB would grant Leave to Construct once the project is approved. More information can be found on the OEB website, within the Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th ed. 2016

As part of the planning process for the original replacement Project, Enbridge had retained Stantec Consulting Ltd. to conduct an Environmental Study of the construction and operation of the proposed natural gas pipeline replacement and abandonment. A draft Environmental Report was completed on July 19, 2018 for this study area.  Route alternatives were assessed which will now be considered for the relocation project.

The Tasks and Timelines for this Project are presented below:

Task

Undertakings

Proposed Timeline / Date

Selection of Study Area

Enbridge assessment of system analysis and network design to confirm potential locations for a relocation

January – April 2018 (Completed)

Route Selection

Stantec was retained by Enbridge to conduct a route analysis to go through the five-step planning process:

  1. Confirm study areas
  2. Develop an inventory of environmental and land features within the study areas.
  3. Develop routing criteria/constraints.
  4. Identify constraints within the study areas.
  5. Analyze the study areas by applying routing criteria to identify possible route alternatives and determine a preferred route.

 

April 2018 – 1st draft (Completed)

February 2020 – Revised Draft

 

Public Consultation

Stantec and Enbridge are conducting a continuous public consultation process throughout the planning process as follows:

April 2018 – Ongoing

1) Meetings and / or correspondence with provincial and municipal representatives and agencies, and other key stakeholders.

April 2018 – Ongoing

2) Public Notice – a Notice of Study Commencement and Public Open House advising the public of the study, requesting information and an invitation to the Open House.

Notification Letter mailout to study area:
Week of May 17, 2018

Notice posted in local newspaper May 17 and May 24, 2018

3) Information Session - Present study area and pipeline route to the public and interested stakeholders.

 

May 29, 2018

 

4) Receive input from the public and stakeholders for Notice and Information session held May 29, 2018

June – July 2018

5) Email notice of Project reassessment and cancellation of Leave-to-Construct application

August 3, 2018

6) Notice of Project Change issued reflecting project need.

Week of January 20, 2020

Preparation of the Environmental Report

Prepare the Environmental Report based on collected data, consultation feedback, impact assessment, and mitigation recommendations for replacement project.

July – August 2018

Revise draft Environmental report to reflect notice of project change and review consultation feedback, impact assessment, and mitigation recommendations for the relocation project

January - March 2020

Circulation to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee (OPCC)

Enbridge to file the Environmental Report with the OPCC.

The purpose of the OPCC is to coordinate the Ontario government review of facilities projects in Ontario requiring approval from the OEB, with the goal of minimizing negative impacts.

March 2020

OEB Leave to Construct Application

Enbridge to file a Leave to Construct Application with the OEB

April/May 2020

Notice of Application

OEB issues the Notice of Application

Fall/Winter 2020

Potential Construction Start

Begin construction activities pending receipt of all permit and approvals

 

Potential Construction End

Construction completion including remediation activities

 

Post-Construction Monitoring Activities

Monitoring of restoration activities

 

Public Consultation

For construction projects, the collective input from government agencies, municipalities, stakeholders, Indigenous and Métis communities, the public, and landowners play an integral role in the route and site selection process.

Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that the community is advised of the proposed project, and to involve the public in the decision-making process. Public consultation is a key component of the Environmental Report.

The consultation program helps identify and address concerns and issues and provides the public with an opportunity to receive information about the Project. It allows the public to participate in the Project review and development process.

Public input from the May 2018 Open House and from the Notice of Project Change issued the week of January 20, 2020 will be used to help finalize the project and develop mitigation plans to be implemented during construction.

Once the Leave-to-Construct (LTC) application is made to the OEB, any party with an interest in the Project, including members of the public, can participate in the process.

Public Notification

Newspaper Advertisements

The Notice of Study Commencement and Public Open House for the Proposed 20 Inch Natural Gas Pipeline Replacement Project was posted within the City Centre Mirror on May 17 and 24, 2018. The Notice was distributed through Canada Post unaddressed admail on May 17, 2018 to all residents and businesses within 500m of the route alternatives.

Open House

Stakeholder consultation is an important part of this study. Members of the public, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders were invited to attend the Open House to review the project and provide comments. Details are provided below:

Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

106 Trinity Street, Toronto

Tuesday May 29, 2018

5:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m

The presentation boards are available here for viewing.

Notice of Project Change

A Notice of Project Change outlining the change of the project to a relocation project in support of Waterfront Toronto’s proposed Port Lands Flood Protection (PLFP) was distributed through Canada Post unaddressed admail the week of January 20, 2020 to all residents and businesses within 500m of the route alternatives.

In accordance with the OEB'sEnvironmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 7thEdition 2016, Enbridge has retained the services of Stantec to complete an environmental assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the environmental assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments (and if alternate routing is practical); gather input from agencies, stakeholders, Indigenous and Métis communities, affected landowners, and the public. As well, mitigation measures are recommended to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment. The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment are detailed in the Environmental Report.

 

Read the Environmental Report

If you have general questions about the proposed 20 Inch Natural Gas Pipeline Waterfront Relocation’, email egdregulatoryproceedings@enbridge.com.

For matters related to the environmental assessment contact:

Contact

Rooly Georgopoulos
Senior Project Manager - Stantec Consulting Ltd.
300-675 Cochrane Drive, West Tower
Markham, ON L3R 0B8

Phone: (905) 415-6367
Fax: (905) 474-9889
Email: EA.Replacement20@stantec.com


Other contact:

Contact

Kelsey Mills
Environmental Advisor
Enbridge Gas Inc.
3rd Floor, 101 Honda Boulevard
Markham, ON L6C 0M6

Phone: (905) 927-3145
Email: kelsey.mills@enbridge.com

Overview – NPS 20 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE REPLACEMENT CHERRY TO BATHURST

Enbridge Gas Inc. is proposing to replace 4.5 kilometres (km) of natural gas pipeline. The project is required to replace an existing and critically important high pressure 20-inch steel natural gas pipeline that is currently located underground along Lake Shore Boulevard from Cherry Street to Remembrance Drive in Toronto and on Parliament Street from Mill Street to Lake Shore Blvd .

Enbridge has identified three potential routes that would be technically feasible for the replacement pipeline. These options are shown on the map below. Each route option runs from Bathurst Street to Cherry Street and needs to make several connections along the waterfront. The routes generally parallel Lake Shore Boulevard, Harbour Street, and Queens Quay, and the pipeline would be installed within the municipal road rights‑of-way, where possible. As the location is congested with ongoing developments, the identification of a preferred route option will require input from multiple stakeholders, including the City of Toronto, the public, Indigenous communities, regulatory agencies, and private interest groups.

Enbridge is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) and is committed to meeting standards and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and public safety. Results of this environmental assessment will be presented in the Environmental Report as part of the application to the OEB. The Leave to Construct is the application submitted to obtain permission to build the project. The OEB would grant Leave to Construct once the project is approved. More information can be found on the OEB website, within the Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th ed. 2016

The Tasks and Timelines for this Project are presented below:

Task

Undertakings

Proposed Timeline / Date

Selection of Study Area

Enbridge assessment of current and future network demand.  System analysis and network design confirm potential locations.

Spring/Summer 2019

Route Selection

Golder was retained to conduct a technical route feasibility study as part of a preliminary route selection.

Dillon was retained by Enbridge to conduct a route analysis to go through the five-step planning process:

  1. Confirm study areas
  2. Develop an inventory of environmental and land features within the study areas.
  3. Develop routing criteria/constraints.
  4. Identify constraints within the study areas.
  5. Analyze the study areas by applying routing criteria to identify possible route alternatives and determine a preferred route.

August/ September 2019

 

 

 

October 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Consultation

Dillon and Enbridge are conducting a continuous public consultation process throughout the planning process as follows:

 

1) Meetings and / or correspondence with provincial and municipal representatives and agencies, and other key stakeholders.

November/December 2019 and January 2020

2) Public Notice – a Notice of Study Commencement and Public Open House[KM1]  advising the public of the study, requesting information and an invitation to the Open House.

Notification Letter mailout to study area:
Week of January 6, 2020

Notice posted in condos within study area: January 13, 2020

3) Information Session - Present study area and pipeline route to the public and interested stakeholders.

 

January 23, 2020

 

4) Receive input from the public and stakeholders

January – February

Preparation of the Environmental Report

Prepare the Environmental Report based on collected data, consultation feedback, impact assessment, and mitigation recommendations.

December 2019 – March 2020

Circulation to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee (OPCC)

Enbridge to file the Environmental Report with the OPCC.

The purpose of the OPCC is to coordinate the Ontario government review of facilities projects in Ontario requiring approval from the OEB, with the goal of minimizing negative impacts.

March / April 2020

OEB Leave to Construct Application

Enbridge to file a Leave to Construct Application with the OEB

May 2020

Notice of Application

OEB issues the Notice of Application (English l French)

Fall/Winter 2020

Potential Construction Start

Begin construction activities pending receipt of all permit and approvals

Spring 2021

Potential Construction Finish 

Construction completion including remediation activities

Summer 2022


For new construction projects, the collective input from government agencies, municipalities, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and Métis, the public and landowners play an integral role in the route and site selection process.

Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that the community is advised of the proposed project, and to involve the public in the decision-making process. Public consultation is a key component of the Environmental Report.

The consultation program helps identify and address stakeholder concerns and issues and provides the public with an opportunity to receive information about the Project and participate in Project development process.

Public input from the January Open House will be used to help finalize the project and develop mitigation plans to be implemented during construction.

Once the Leave-to-Construct (LTC) application is made to the OEB, any party with an interest in the Project, including members of the public, can participate in the process.

Public Notification

Newspaper Advertisements

The Notice of Study Commencement and Public Open House for the NPS 20 Pipeline Replacement Cherry to Bathurst Project were posted within condo buildings along the study area on January 13th. The addresses can be found here.

Open House

Stakeholder consultation is an important part of this study. Members of the public, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders are invited to attend the Open House to review the project and provide comments. Details are provided below:

St Lawrence Community Recreation Centre
230 The Esplanade, Toronto
Thursday, January 23, 2020
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

After the open house, the presentation boards will be available here for viewing.

In accordance with the OEB'sEnvironmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 7thEdition 2016, Enbridge has retained the services of Dillon to complete an environmental assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the environmental assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments (and if alternate routing is practical); gather input from agencies, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and Métis, affected landowners, and the public. As well, mitigation measures are recommended to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment. The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment are detailed in the Environmental Report.

Read the Environmental Report

If you havegeneral questions about the proposed NPS 20 Pipeline Replacement Cherry to Bathurst Project , email egdregulatoryproceedings@enbridge.com.

For matters related to the environmental assessment contact:

 

Contact

Tristan Lefler
EA Project Manager
Dillon Consulting Limited
519-571-9833 ext. 3138

NPS20Replacement@dillon.ca


Other contact:

 

Contact

Kelsey Mills
Environmental Advisor
Enbridge Gas Inc.
905-927-3145
Kelsey.mills@enbridge.com


***The proposed Seaton Employment Lands Pipeline Project is on hold, due to a change in the customer’s preferences. At this time, we are considering options for the development of this area, but will not proceed with the Project in its current iteration. We will advise should the project be resurrected in an alternate form or should the situation change.***

Enbridge Gas Inc. (“Enbridge”) has identified the need to construct approximately 3.5 km of natural gas pipeline in the City of Pickering, Ontario (the “Project”). The proposed Project stems from a customer request for the provisions of gas distribution service to a large assembly plant. The assembly plant is to be constructed on the Seaton Employment Lands in the City of Pickering, Ontario.

The Project will require the construction of approximately 3.5 km of nominal pipe size (“NPS”) 8 inch high pressure (“HP”) steel natural gas main. The Project will tie into an existing natural gas main.

A preliminary preferred route (“PPR”) for the Project has been identified, in addition to two alternative routes. The PPR originates at the intersection of Sideline 16 and Highway 7 where the NPS 8 HP steel pipeline will tie into an existing natural gas main that runs along Sideline 16. From there it will travel west along Highway 7 to the location of the proposed assembly plant.

Alternative route one (“AR1”) will originate the intersection of Sideline 16 and Whitevale Road where the NPS 8 HP steel pipeline will tie into an existing natural gas main that runs along Sideline 16. From there it will travel west along Whitevale Road to the intersection of Whitevale Road and Sideline 24. From there it will travel north along Sideline 24 to the intersection of Sideline 24 and Highway 7. From there it will travel east along Highway 7 to the location of the proposed assembly plant.

Alternative route two (“AR2”) will originate near the intersection of Sideline 16 and Highway 407. From there it will travel west along Highway 407 to Sideline 22. From there it will travel north along Sideline 22 to the intersection of Sideline 22 and Highway 7. From there it will travel west along Highway 7 to the location of the proposed assembly plant.

Enbridge is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) and is committed to meeting standards and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and public safety. Results of this environmental assessment will be presented in the Environmental Report as part of the application to the OEB. The Leave to Construct is the application submitted to obtain permission to build the project. The OEB would grant Leave to Construct once the project is approved. More information can be found on the OEB website, within the Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th ed. 2016

The Tasks and Timelines for this Project are presented below:

Task

Undertakings

Proposed Timeline / Date

Selection of Study Area

Enbridge assessment of current and future network demand. System analysis and network design confirm potential locations.

Summer/Fall 2019

Route Selection

Stantec was retained by Enbridge to conduct a route analysis to go through the five step planning process:

  1. Confirm study areas
  2. Develop an inventory of environmental and land features within the study areas.
  3. Develop routing criteria/constraints.
  4. Identify constraints within the study areas.
  5. Analyze the study areas by applying routing criteria to identify possible route alternatives and determine a preferred route.

Fall 2019 / Winter 2020

Public Consultation

Stantec and Enbridge are conducting a continuous public consultation process throughout the planning process as follows:

 

1) Meetings and / or correspondence with provincial and municipal representatives and agencies, and other key stakeholders.

Winter 2020

2) Public Notice – a Notice of Study Commencement and Public Open House advising the public of the study, requesting information and an invitation to the Open House.

Notification Letter mailout to study area:
Week of December 23, 2019 and January 6, 2020

The News Advertiser Newspaper:
January 2nd and 9th, 2020

3) Information Session - Present study area and pipeline route to the public and interested stakeholders.

 

January 14, 2020

 

4) Receive input from the public and stakeholders

Winter/Spring 2020

Preparation of the Environmental Report

Prepare the Environmental Report based on collected data, consultation feedback, impact assessment, and mitigation recommendations.

TBD

Circulation to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee (OPCC)

Enbridge to file the Environmental Report with the OPCC.

The purpose of the OPCC is to coordinate the Ontario government review of facilities projects in Ontario requiring approval from the OEB, with the goal of minimizing negative impacts.

TBD

OEB Leave to Construct Application

Enbridge to file a Leave to Construct Application with the OEB

TBD

Notice of Application

OEB issues the Notice of Application

TBD

For new construction projects, the collective input from government agencies, municipalities, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and Métis, the public and landowners play an integral role in the route and site selection process. 

Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that the community is advised of the proposed project, and to involve the public in the decision making process. Public consultation is a key component of the Environmental Report.

By providing the public with an opportunity to receive information about the Project, the consultation program helps identify and address stakeholder concerns and issues, and have meaningful participation into the Project review and development process.

Public input from the January Open House will be used to help finalize the project and mitigation plans to be implemented during construction.

Once the Leave-to-Construct (LTC) application is made to the OEB, any party with an interest in the Project, including members of the public, can participate in the process.

Public Notification

Newspaper Advertisements

The Notice of Study Commencement and Public Open House for the proposed Seaton Employment Lands Pipeline Project appeared in the News Advertiser (Ajax/Pickering) on January 2nd and 9th, 2020.

Open House

Stakeholder consultation is an important part of this study. Members of the public, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders are invited to attend the Open House to review the project and provide comments. Details are provided below:

Brougham Community Hall

3545 Mowbray Street, Brougham
January 14, 2020
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The presentation boards are available here for viewing.

In accordance with the OEB's “Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 6th Edition 2011", Enbridge retained the services of Stantec, an independent environmental consultant, to complete an environmental assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the environmental assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments; gather input from agencies, stakeholders, First Nations and Métis, affected landowners, and the public. As well, it will recommend mitigation measures to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential negative impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment.  The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment will be detailed in an Environmental Report.

Work for this study includes an archaeological assessment, geotechnical information, biological inventory, and all relevant consultation materials and correspondence with agencies, stakeholders, First Nations and Métis, landowners, and the public.

 

Environment report will be posted here when it is available for viewing.
The Leave to Construct Application will be posted here when it is available for viewing.

If you have general questions about the Seaton Lands Development Pipeline Project email egdregulatoryproceedings@enbridge.com.

For matters related to the environmental assessment contact:

Rooly Georgopoulos
Senior Project Manager
Stantec Consulting Limited
300-675 Cochrane Drive, West Tower, Markham, ON L3R 0B8
1-905-415-6367
rooly.georgopoulos@stantec.com
stantec.com

Tanya Turk
Environmental Advisor
Enbridge Gas Inc.
416-495-3103
tanya.turk@enbridge.com

 

Enbridge is proposing to install two sections of pipeline; 6.2 km of 4-inch steel pipe and 3.9 km of 4-inch polyethylene pipe respectively, and the installation of a new district station to support it. This pipeline will deliver essential natural gas to new customers in the area. The Boundary Road Pipeline Project (the Project), would border the City of Ottawa and Township of Russell, along Boundary Road south of Highway 417. If approved, construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2021.

The Preliminary Preferred Route consists of two sections of pipeline having a total length of approximately 10.1 km and a district station. Section 1 will begin at Victoria Street and Cartwright Road where it will tie in to Enbridge’s existing pipeline. The 4-inch steel pipe will travel east along Cartwright Road to the intersection of Boundary Road, where it will veer north and continue along Boundary Road for 6.2 km, concluding at the corner of Burton Road where a district station will be installed. At the district station, Section 2 will begin and will consist of 3.9 km of 4-inch polyethylene pipe that continues north along Boundary Road to the new customers’ property just south of Highway 417.

The Alternate Route consists of two sections of pipeline having a total length of approximately 10.6 km and a district station. Section 1 will begin at Burton Road and St. Guillaume Road where it will tie in to Enbridge’s existing pipeline. The 4-inch steel pipe will travel west along Burton Road for 6.7 km to the intersection of Boundary Road, where a district station will be installed. At the district station, Section 2 will begin and will consist of 3.9 km of 4-inch polyethylene pipe that continues north along Boundary Road to the new customers’ property just south of Highway 417.



Enbridge is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), and is committed to meeting standards and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and public safety. Results of this environmental assessment will be presented in the Environmental Report as part of the application to the OEB. The Leave to Construct is the application submitted to obtain permission to build the project. The OEB would grant Leave to Construct once the project is approved. More information can be found on the OEB website, within the Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th ed. 2016
The Tasks and Timelines for this Project are presented below:

Task
Selection of Study Area
Route Selection
Public Consultation
 
 
 
 
Preparation of the Environmental Report
Circulation to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee (OPCC)

In accordance with the OEB'sEnvironmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 7thEdition 2016, Enbridge has retained the services of Dillon to complete an environmental assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the environmental assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments (and if alternate routing is practical); gather input from agencies, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and Métis, affected landowners, and the public. As well, mitigation measures are recommended to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment. The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment are detailed in the Environmental Report.

Read the Environment Report

For new construction projects, the collective input from government agencies, municipalities, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and Métis, the public and landowners play an integral role in the route and site selection process. 

Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that the community is advised of the proposed project, and to involve the public in the decision making process. Public consultation is a key component of the Environmental Report.

The consultation program helps identify and address stakeholder concerns and issues, and provides the public with an opportunity to receive information about the Project, and have meaningful participation into the Project review and development process.

Public input from the Open Houses will be used to help finalize the preferred pipeline route and mitigation plans to be implemented during construction.

Once the Leave-to-Construct (LTC) application is made to the OEB, any party with an interest in the Project, including members of the public, can participate in the process.

Public Notification

Newspaper Advertisements

The Notice of Study Commencement and Public Open House for the proposed Boundary Road Pipeline Project was scheduled to appear in local newspapers on the following days:

  • Ottawa Sun - November 13 and 20, 2019
  • Le Droit Newspaper: November 13 and 20, 2019

Open Houses

Stakeholder consultation is an important part of this study. Members of the public, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders are invited to attend the Open House to review the project and provide comments. Details are provided below:

Russel Sports & Youth Centre

988 Concession Street, Russell
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

After the open house, the presentation boards are available for viewing (English l French).

If you havegeneral questions about the proposed Boundary Road Pipeline Project, email egdregulatoryproceedings@enbridge.com.

For matters related to the environmental assessment contact:

 

Contact

Emily Gallant
Stakeholder Engagement Specialist
GHD
(416) 866-2368
BoundaryRoadEA@ghd.com

 

Other contact:

 

Contact

Tanya Turk
Environmental Advisor
Enbridge Gas Inc.
416-495-3103
tanya.turk@enbridge.com

Enbridge is proposing to install approximately 1.7 km of pipeline along St. Laurent Boulevard, in the City of Ottawa. Enbridge has identified the need to replace the existing pipeline on St. Laurent Boulevard due to the current pipe conditions and to better service 140 customers by transferring customers to an intermediate pressure (IP) system. The pipeline would start approximately 20 m south of Donald Street of St. Laurent Boulevard, continuing north on St. Laurent Boulevard for approximately 1.7 km where it will terminate approximately 20 m north of Montreal Road. The pipeline would consist of nominal pipe size (NPS) 6 IP polyethylene natural gas main. The pipeline is planned to be located mainly within municipal road rights-of-way, and will require short tie-ins to the existing network at road intersections at McArthur Avenue, Coté Street, and Noranda Street.


OEB Notice of Application

On June 12, 2019, the OEB issued the Notice of Application with respect to the filing by Enbridge for a leave to construct application for approval to construct the St. Laurent Pipeline.

Request for intervenor status are due to the OEB by July 2, 2019.

 

Enbridge is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), and is committed to meeting standards and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and public safety. Results of this environmental assessment will be presented in the Environmental Report as part of the application to the OEB. The Leave to Construct is the application submitted to obtain permission to build the project. The OEB would grant Leave to Construct once the project is approved. More information can be found on the OEB website, within the Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th ed. 2016

The Tasks and Timelines for this Project are presented below:

Task

Undertakings

Proposed Timeline/Date

Completed

Selection of Study Area

Enbridge assessment of current and future network demand. System analysis and network design to determine the upgrade location.

Winter 2018

Fall 2018

Route Selection

No alternatives could be considered as this pipeline will be servicing customers directly along the route.

 

N/A

N/A

Public Consultation

Dillon Consulting Ltd. (Dillon) and Enbridge are conducting a continuous public consultation process throughout the planning process as follows:

 

 

1) Meetings and correspondence with provincial and municipal representatives and agencies, and other key stakeholders.

February 2019

 

2) Public Notice – a Notice of Study Commencement and Open House (English l Frenchadvising the public of the study, requesting information and an invitation to the Open House.

Notification Letter:
Week of February 18, 2019

Week of March 25, 2019

Newspaper (The Ottawa Citizen):
February 20 and 27, March 4, 20 and 27 2019

 

3) Information Session - Present study area and pipeline route to the public and interested stakeholders.

 

March 4, 2019
April 3, 2019

 

 

4) Receive input from the public and stakeholders

February 20 – May 3, 2019

 

Preparation of the Environmental Report

Prepare the Environmental Report based on collected data, consultation feedback, impact assessment, and mitigation recommendations.

January – April 2019

 

Circulation to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee (OPCC)

Enbridge to file the Environmental Report with the OPCC.

The purpose of the OPCC is to coordinate the Ontario government review of facilities projects in Ontario requiring approval from the OEB, with the goal of minimizing negative impacts.

April 2019

April 2019

OEB Leave to Construct Application

Enbridge to file a Leave to Construct Application with the OEB

May 2019

 

Notice of Application

OEB issues the Notice of Application

Summer/Fall 2019

June 12, 2019

Environmental Report

In accordance with the OEB's Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 7thEdition 2016, Enbridge has retained the services of Dillon to complete an environmental assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the environmental assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments (and if alternate routing is practical); gather input from agencies, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and Métis, affected landowners, and the public. As well, mitigation measures are recommended to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment. The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment are detailed in the Environmental Report.

The Environmental Report was filed in May 2019 with the Ontario Pipeline Coordinating Committee (OPCC) for review and will also be filed with the OEB as part of the Leave-to-Construct application and evidence for the project.

Read the Environmental Report.

For new construction projects, the collective input from government agencies, municipalities, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and Métis, the public and landowners play an integral role in the route and site selection process.  

Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that the community is advised of the proposed project, and to involve the public in the decision making process. Public consultation is a key component of the Environmental Report.

The consultation program helps identify and address stakeholder concerns and issues, and provides the public with an opportunity to receive information about the Project, and have meaningful participation into the Project review and development process.

Public input from the March and April Open Houses will be used to help finalize the preferred pipeline route and mitigation plans to be implemented during construction.

Once the Leave-to-Construct (LTC) application is made to the OEB, any party with an interest in the Project, including members of the public, can participate in the process.Stakeholder consultation is a key component of this study. Members of the general public, agencies, Indigenous communities and interest group representatives are invited to participate in the study. We will be hosting Open Houses to provide you with an opportunity to review the project and provide input. Details on the Open Houses are as follows:


Public Notification

Newspaper Advertisements

Our first Notice of Study Commencement and Open House (English version) (French versionfor the proposed St. Laurent Pipeline Project was published in the Ottawa Citizen on the following days:

  • February 20, 2019
  • February 27, 2019
  • March 4, 2019

An additional Notice of Study Commencement and Open House (English Version) (French Version) was released and published in the Ottawa Citizen on the following days:

  • March 20, 2019
  • March 27, 2019

Open Houses

Stakeholder consultation is a key component of this study. Members of the general public, agencies, Indigenous communities and interest group representatives are invited to participate in the study. We will be hosting an Open Houses to provide you with an opportunity to review the project and provide input. Details on the Open House are as follows:

Location: Richelieu Vanier Community Centre
(300 Des, Pères-Blancs Ave, Ottawa)
Date: March 4th, 2019 (Monday)
Time: 5 PM to 8 PM

Location: Paroisse Saint-Louis-Marie-de-Monfort
(749 Trojan Avenue, Ottawa)
Date: April 3rd, 2019 (Wednesday)
Time: 5 PM to 8 PM

To find out more about the proposed pipeline project, view the presentation boards (English version) (French version) prepared for the Open House.

If you have general questions about the proposed St. Laurent Pipeline Project, email egdregulatoryproceedings@enbridge.com.

For matters related to the environmental assessment contact: 


Contact Tristan Lefler
EA Project Manager
Dillon Consulting Limited
51 Breithaupt St, Suite 200
Kitchener, ON N2H 5G5
519-571-9833
StLaurentEA@dillon.ca

Other contact:
 
Contact Tanya Turk
Environmental Advisor
Enbridge Gas Inc.
3rd Floor, 101 Honda Blvd
Markham, ON L6C 0M6
416-495-3103
tanya.turk@enbridge.com

Project phone number 1-855-801-2303

Enbridge Gas is proposing to construct new pipelines and associated facilities in Markham, Ontario. The objective of the project is to blend a small amount of hydrogen gas into our existing natural gas network, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Enbridge Gas operates a facility which converts surplus electrical energy to hydrogen gas, which would be injected into the existing natural gas network. The blended gas would be distributed within the area outlined on the map below. Once the study is complete, Enbridge Gas may apply to the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) for approval to construct the new pipeline.

Enbridge Gas filed a Leave-to-Construct (LTC) application with the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) on December 20, 2019. The application included the Environmental Report (completed in May 2019), as well as two Addendums. Addendum #1 was completed in September 2019 and addressed comments from the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. Addendum #2 was completed in December 2019 and provided updated Project mapping depicting only Phase 1 of the Project, as Phase 2 was removed from the Project scope.

Since the completion of the Environmental Report and the Addendums, Enbridge Gas has made changes to the scope of the Project that require additional study and review. An Amendment to the Environmental Report (the Amendment) in consideration of Enbridge Gas’ proposed changes to the Project is being completed. These proposed Project changes include: (1) the selection of the Phase 1 Alternative Route as the Preferred Route; and, (2) the addition of three small facilities on Enbridge Gas -owned property at 101 Honda Boulevard into the Environmental Report scope. The objective of the Amendment is to determine if there are any additional potential environmental or socio-economic impacts as a result of the proposed changes that were not captured in the assessment already completed in the Environmental Report.

The Amendment to the Environmental Report is planned to be completed by March 31, 2020, after which Enbridge Gas will file the Amendment with the OEB. The OEB's review and approval is required before the Project can proceed. If approved, construction of the Project is currently anticipated to begin by January 2021, at the earliest.

OEB Notice of Application

On April 21, the OEB issued the notice of application (french version) with respect to the filing by Enbridge Gas for a leave to construct application for approval of the Low Carbon Energy Project.

Requests for intervenor status are due to the OEB by May 11, 2020.

Enbridge is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), and is committed to meeting standards and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and public safety. Results of this environmental assessment will be presented in the Environmental Report as part of the application to the OEB. The Leave to Construct is the application submitted to obtain permission to build the project. The OEB would grant Leave to Construct once the project is approved. More information can be found on the OEB website, within the Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th ed. 2016
The Tasks and Timelines for this Project are presented below:

Task

Undertakings

Proposed Timeline/Date

Selection of Study Area

Enbridge assessment of current and future network demand. System analysis and network design to determine the upgrade location.

Throughout 2018

Route Selection

Dillon Consulting Ltd. (Dillon) was retained by Enbridge to conduct a route analysis through the five step planning process:

  1. Confirm study areas
  2. Develop an inventory of environmental and land features within the study areas.
  3. Develop routing criteria/constraints.
  4. Identify constraints within the study areas.
  5. Analyze the study areas by applying routing criteria to identify possible route alternatives and determine a preferred route.

January 2019

Public Consultation

Dillon and Enbridge conduct a continuous public consultation process throughout the planning process as follows:

 

1) Meetings and correspondence with provincial and municipal representatives and agencies, and other key stakeholders.

January 2019 - present

2) Public Notice – a Notice of Study Commencement and Open House advising the public of the study, requesting information and an invitation to the Open Houses.

Notification Letter:
week of March 4, 2019

Newspapers: Markham Economist & Sun (March 7 and 14, 2019)

Ming Pao(March 9 and 16, 2019)

3) Open House - Present study area and preliminary proposed pipeline route to the public and interested stakeholders.

March 19 and 23, 2019

 

4) Receive input from the public and stakeholders

March 19 – April 23, 2019

Information Session

An additional Information Session on hydrogen blending

For further information, read the storyboard (English / Chinese) from the open house.

Notice sent to stakeholders:

Week of June 24, 2019

 

Newspapers: Markham Economist & Sun (June 27 July 4, 2019)

Ming Pao (June 29 and July 6, 2019)

 

Public Information Session:

July 9, 2019

 

Receive input from the public and stakeholders:

July 9 – August 9

Preparation of the Environmental Report

Prepare the Environmental Report and Addendums/Amendments, based on collected data, consultation feedback, impact assessment, and mitigation recommendations.

January 2019 – February 2020

Notice of Project Change

Enbridge releases Notice of Project Change to Indigenous Communities and Stakeholders

February 2020

Circulation to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee (OPCC)

Enbridge to file the Environmental Report with the OPCC.

The purpose of the OPCC is to coordinate the Ontario government review of facilities projects in Ontario requiring approval from the OEB, with the goal of minimizing negative impacts.

February 2020

OEB Leave to Construct Application

Enbridge to file a Leave to Construct Application with the OEB

March 2020

Notice of Application

OEB issues the Notice of Application

 

 

In accordance with the OEB's“Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition 2016”, Enbridge has retained the services of Dillon to complete an environmental assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the environmental assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments; gather input from agencies, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and Métis, affected landowners, and the public. As well, mitigation measures are recommended to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment. The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment are detailed in the Environmental Report.

The Environmental Report was filed in May 2019 with the Ontario Pipeline Coordinating Committee (OPCC) for review and will also be filed with the OEB as part of the Leave-to-Construct application and evidence for the project.

Read the Environmental Report

Updated Consultation Logs

Environmental Report Addendum

Stakeholder and Public Consultation Program Update for the Project

Environmental Report Addendum #2

Desktop Routing Analysis

Environmental Report Amendment

For new construction projects, the collective input from government agencies, municipalities, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and Métis, the public and landowners play an integral role in the route and site selection process. 

Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that the community is advised of the proposed project, and to involve the public in the decision making process. Public consultation is a key component of the Environmental Report.

The consultation program helps identify and address stakeholder concerns and issues, and provides the public with an opportunity to receive information about the Project, and have meaningful participation into the Project review and development process.

Public input from the March Open Houses will be used to help finalize the preferred pipeline route and mitigation plans to be implemented during construction.

Once the Leave-to-Construct (LTC) application is made to the OEB, any party with an interest in the Project, including members of the public, can participate in the process.

Public Notification

Newspaper Advertisements

The Notice of Study Commencement and Open House for the proposed Low-Carbon Energy Project was published in The Markham Economist & Sun on March 7 & 14, 2019. The notice was also published in standard / simplified Chinese in the Ming Pao on March 9 & 16, 2019.

To provide additional information on hydrogen blending, an Information Session was held July 9, 2019, and was advertised in The Markham Economist & Sun on June 27 and July 4, 2019. The notification was also published in standard / simplified Chinese in the Ming Pao on June 29 and July 6, 2019.

Canada Post Drop

Notifications were dropped via Canada Post to over 34,000 stakeholders in the study area, prior to the spring and summer information sessions.

Open Houses

Stakeholder consultation is an important part of this study. Members of the public, regulatory agencies, Indigenous communities and other stakeholders were invited to attend the Open Houses to review the project and provide comments. Details are provided below:

Monte Carlo Inn
8990 Woodbine Ave., Markham
Tuesday March 19, 2019
5 PM to 8 PM

Enbridge Technology & Operations Centre
101 Honda Blvd., Markham
Saturday March 23, 2019
9 AM to 12 PM

Enbridge Technology & Operations Centre
101 Honda Blvd., Markham
Tuesday July 9, 2019
5 PM to 7 PM


Read the storyboards (English l Chinese) from the  March open house.

 Read the storyboards (English l Chinese) from the July open house.

For matters related to the environmental assessment and public consultation contact:

 

Contact

Tristan Lefler
Environmental Assessment Project Manager
Dillon Consulting Limited

Address

51 Breithaupt St., Suite 200
Kitchener, ON N2H 5G5

Tel

(519) 571-9833

Email

LowCarbonEnergyEA@dillon.ca

 

Other contact:

 

Contact

Tanya Turk
Environmental Advisor
Enbridge Gas Inc.

Address

3rd Floor, 101 Honda Blvd
Markham, ON L6C 0M6

Tel

416-495-3103

Fax

905-927-3293

Email

tanya.turk@enbridge.com

Read more about the Low-carbon energy project.

Enbridge is proposing to construct a natural gas pipeline to service the Georgian Sands planned subdivision in Simcoe County. The planned community is in close proximity to existing Enbridge infrastructure and represents an opportunity to bring clean and affordable natural gas to more homes. The Georgian Sand Pipeline Project (“the Project”) will include the construction of approximately 6.3 km of Nominal Pipe Size (NPS) 6 (inch) Intermediate Pressure (IP) polyethylene natural gas pipeline. The pipeline will start within the Township of Springwater at Flos Road West 4 and Vigo Road, and terminate at the planned Georgian Sands subdivision, at Flos Road 8 West and Rylan Road at the Town of Wasaga Beach boundary.

OEB Notice of Application

On March 27, 2019, the OEB issued the Notice of Application with respect to the filing by Enbridge for a leave to construct application for approval to construct a natural gas pipeline to Georgian Sands planned subdivision in Simcoe County.

Request for intervenor status are due to the OEB by April 15, 2019.

Map of Georgian Sands

Enbridge is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), and is committed to meeting standards and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and public safety. Results of this environmental assessment will be presented in the Environmental Report as part of the application to the OEB. The Leave to Construct is the application submitted to obtain permission to build the project. The OEB would grant Leave to Construct once the project is approved. More information can be found on the OEB website, within the Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th ed. 2016. 

The Tasks and Timelines for this Project are presented below: 

Task
Selection of Study Area
Route Selection
Public Consultation
 
 
 
 
Preparation of Environmental Report
Circulation to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee ("OPCC")
OEB Leave To Construct Application
Notice of Application

In accordance with the OEB'sEnvironmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 7thEdition 2016, Enbridge has retained the services of Stantec to complete an environmental assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the environmental assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments; gather input from agencies, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and Métis, affected landowners, and the public. As well, mitigation measures are recommended to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment. The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment are detailed in the Environmental Report.

The Environmental Report will be filed with the Ontario Pipeline Coordinating Committee (OPCC) for review and will be filed with the OEB as part of the application and evidence for the project.

Read the Environmental Report

For new construction projects, the collective input from government agencies, municipalities, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and Métis, the public and landowners play an integral role in the route and site selection process.  

Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that the community is advised of the proposed project, and to involve the public in the decision making process. Public consultation is a key component of the Environmental Report.

The consultation program helps identify and address stakeholder concerns and issues, and provides the public with an opportunity to receive information about the Project, and have meaningful participation into the Project review and development process.

Public input from the October Information Session will be used to help finalize the preferred pipeline route and mitigation plans to be implemented during construction.

Once the Leave-to-Construct (LTC) application is made to the OEB, any party with an interest in the Project, including members of the public, can participate in the process.

Public Notification

Newspaper Advertisements

The Notice of Study Commencement and Information Session for the proposed Georgian Sands Pipeline Project was published in the Stayner Wasaga Sun on the following days:

  • September 27, 2018
  • October 4, 2018

Information Session

Stakeholder consultation is an important part of this study. Members of the public, regulatory agencies, Indigenous communities and other stakeholders were invited to attend the Information Session to review the project and provide comments. Details are provided below:

October 10, 2018
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 262
7 John Street
Elmvale, ON L0L 1P0

To find out more about the proposed pipeline project, view the presentation boards prepared for the Information Session.

 

If you have general questions about the Georgian Sands Pipeline Project, email egdregulatoryproceedings@enbridge.com.

For matters related to the environmental assessment contact:

Rooly Georgopoulos
Senior Project Manager
Stantec Consulting Limited
300W-675 Cochrane Drive
Markham, ON L3R 0B8
905-415-6367
georgiansandsEA@stantec.ca


Other contact: 

Tanya Turk
Sr Environmental Advisor
Enbridge Gas Inc.
3rd Floor, 101 Honda Blvd
Markham, ON L6C 0M6
416-495-3103
tanya.turk@enbridge.com

Enbridge Gas  Inc. (“Enbridge”) is proposing to build up to 3.6 km of nominal pipe size (“NPS”) 12 inch natural gas pipeline in North York (the “Project”). The Project is a reinforcement pipeline and as such will allow Enbridge to continue providing gas distribution service to customers in the area and meet gas demand stemming from customer growth in the area.

The Preliminary Preferred Route is comprised of approximately 3.2 km of nominal pipe size (“NPS”) 12 inch high pressure steel gas pipeline, and will originate at the intersection of Steeles Avenue West and Bathurst Street. From there it will travel south on Bathurst Street to its termination point approximately 150 m south of Ellerslie Avenue. A new district station will be installed at the termination point, and will connect the pipeline to existing Enbridge pipeline with approximately 20 m of NPS 8 inch steel intermediate pressure pipeline. The proposed gas pipeline route will be located mainly within the municipal rights-of-way (ROW).

The alternative route is comprised of approximately 3.6 km of nominal pipe size (“NPS”) 12 inch high pressure steel gas pipeline, and will originate at the intersection of Steeles Avenue West and Village Gate where it will connect to an existing Enbridge pipeline. From there it will travel south on Village Gate to Greenwin Village Road where it will turn east and travel to Chelmsford Avenue. At Chelmsford Avenue the pipeline will turn south and travel to Drewery Avenue, where it will turn east and travel to Grantbrook Street. At Grantbrook Street the pipeline will turn south and travel to Finch Avenue West, where it will turn east and travel to Senlac Road. At Senlac Road the pipeline will turn south and travel to the intersection of Senlac Road and Betty Ann Drive where it will tie-in to an existing Enbridge pipeline. A new district station will be installed at the intersection of Senlac Road and Betty Ann Drive, and will connect to existing Enbridge pipeline with approximately 20 m of NPS 8 inch steel intermediate pressure pipeline. The proposed route will be located mainly within the municipal ROW.

OEB Notice of Application

On August 30, 2018, the OEB issued the Notice of Application (English) (French) with respect to the filing by Enbridge for a leave to construct application for approval to construct a natural gas pipeline in the North York area of the City of Toronto.

Request for intervenor status are due to the OEB by September 19, 2018Map of Bathurst pipeline 

Enbridge is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB). Enbridge is committed to meeting standards and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and public safety. Results of this environmental assessment will be presented in the Environmental Report as part of the application to the OEB. The Leave to Construct is the application submitted to obtain permission to build the project. The OEB would grant Leave to Construct once the project is approved. More information can be found at the OEB website, reference Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th ed. 2016.

 

The Tasks and Timelines for the Project are presented below:

Task
Selection of Study Area
Route Selection
Public Consultation
 
 
 
 
Preparation of Environmental Report
Circulation to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee ("OPCC")
OEB Leave To Construct Application
Notice of Application
OEB Procedural Order
Enbridge Interrogatory Responses
OEB Staff Submission
Intervenor Submission
Enbridge Reply Submissions
OEB Decision

For new construction projects, the collective input from government agencies, municipalities, stakeholders, First Nations and Métis, the public and landowners plays an integral role in the route or site selection process.

The public notification process and consultation program including formal information exchange sessions, and presentations to government bodies, environmental interest groups, community associations and affected residence is a major component of Enbridge's route selection process. Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that the community is advised of the proposed project, and to involve the public in the decision making process.

During the application process to the OEB as well as during construction, landowners are advised of a project's progress by company representatives. Any landowner or community concerns which arise at this time period are brought to Enbridge's attention to ensure that the issue is appropriately addressed.

Public Notification - First Public Open House

Newspaper Advertisements

The Notice of Study Commencement  for the proposed Bathurst Reinforcement Pipeline Project was published in the North York Mirror on March 15, 2018 and March 22, 2018

To find out more about the proposed pipeline project, read the presentation boards prepared for the open house held on March 27, 2018.

In accordance with the OEB's Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 7th edition 2016,  Enbridge has retained the services of Dillon Consulting an independent environmental consultant, to complete an environmental assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the environmental assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments; gather input from agencies, stakeholders, First Nations and Métis, affected landowners, and the public. As well, mitigation measures are recommended to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment. The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment are detailed in the Environmental Report.

Read the updated Environmental Report (33MB)

A – GENERAL

A-1-1 Exhibit List
A-2-1 Application
A-2-2 Ontario Pipeline Coordinating Committee  (“OPCC”) Distribution List
A-2-3 List of Interested Parties

B – PURPOSE, NEED, PROPOSED FACILITIES & TIMING

B-1-1 Purpose, Need, Proposed Facilities & Timing
B-1-1 Attachment 1 – Map of Preferred Route

C – ROUTING & ENVIRONMENTAL

C-1-1 Route Selection
C-1-2 Environmental Implementation Plan
C-1-3 Environmental Report
C-1-3 Attachment 1 – Environmental Report 
C-1-4 Archaeological Assessment

D – FACILITIES AND PROJECT COSTS

D-1-1 Construction Details
D-1-2 Design Specifications
D-1-3 Pneumatic Testing Procedures
D-2-1 Project Costs

E – ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY, RATES & PROJECT FINANCING

E-1-1 Economic Feasibility

F- LAND MATTERS

F-1-1 Land Requirements
F-1-2 Permits and Agreements Required
F-1-3 Negotiations to Date
F-1-3 Attachment 1 – Working Area Agreement
F-1-4 Affidavit of Search Title

G- INDIGENOUS CONSULTATION

G-1-1 Indigenous Consultation Report
G-1-1 Attachment 1 – EGDI Letter – Duty to Consult
G-1-1 Attachment 2 – EGDI Letter – Duty to Consult (Updated Route)
G-1-1 Attachment 3 – MOE Duty to Consult

I - INTERROGATORY RESPONSES

I-EGDI.STAFF.1 to 10 - Enbridge's responses to Board Staff Interrogatories
I-EGDI STAFF.11 to 20 - Enbridge's responses to OEB Staff Interrogatories
I-EGDI.SEC.1 to 11 – Enbridge’s responses to SEC Interrogatories 
I-EGDI STAFF.12 to 20 - Enbridge's responses to SEC Staff Interrogoratories

WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS

OEB Submission
SEC Submission

EGD Reply Submission 

 

If you have general questions about the Bathurst Reinforcement Project, email egdregulatoryproceedings@enbridge.com.

For matters related to the environmental assessment contact:

Sarah Kingdon-Benson
Senior Environmental Analyst
Enbridge Gas Inc.
101 Honda Blvd
Markham, Ontario L6C 0M6
sarah.kingdon-benson@enbridge.com

Other contact:

Brandon Fox
Project Manager
Dillon Consulting Limited
130 Dufferin Avenue, Suite 1400 London, ON N6A 5R2
(519) 438-1288 ext. 1307
bathurstEA@dillon.ca

Enbridge Gas Inc. ("Enbridge") is proposing to replace and abandon a segment of 30 inch natural gas main that supplies the City of Toronto, as the crossing could be subject to risk from significant weather events. The segment is located partially on a bridge owned by Enbridge that spans the Don River. The proposed pipeline will be mostly located within the right-of-way of previously disturbed municipal roads and entirely below ground eliminating the bridge crossing. The general location and study area of the proposed pipeline are identified on the adjacent map.

OEB Notice of Application
On August 21, 2018, the OEB issued the Notice of Application (English) (French) with respect to the filing by Enbridge for a leave to construct application for
leave to construct approximately 250 metres of nominal pipe size 30 inch natural gas pipeline under the Don River in the City of Toronto (Don Valley Pipeline Project).

EB-2019-0078 – Don River 30” Pipeline Project Expropriation Application

On January 25, 2019, Enbridge filed an application with the Board for authority to expropriate land for the purposes of a natural gas pipeline in respect of which the Board granted leave to construct to Enbridge Gas Inc., predecessor to Enbridge, in the EB-2018-0108 proceeding. 

On February 21, 2019, the Board issued the Notice of Application (English and French)  and the Letter of Direction for the proceeding

 

Enbridge is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB). Enbridge is committed to meeting standards and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and public safety. Results of this environmental assessment will be presented in the Environmental Report as part of the application to the OEB. The Leave to Construct is the application submitted to obtain permission to build the project. The OEB will grant Leave to Construct once the project is approved. More information can be found on the OEB web site, reference - Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction, and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition (2016)”.

The Tasks and Timelines for the Project are presented below:

Task
Selection of Study Area
Route Selection
Public Consultation
 
 
 
Preparation of Environmental Report
Circulation to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee ("OPCC")
OEB Leave To Construct Application
Notice of Application
Construction Start Date

Public consultation with landowners, Indigenous communities, government agencies and other interested persons is an integral component of the Leave to Construct process. The public notification process and consultation program including formal information exchange sessions, presentations to government bodies, environmental interest groups, community associations and affected residences is a major component of Enbridge's route selection process. Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that they are advised of the proposed project, and to involve them in the decision making process.

During the application process to the OEB, as well as during construction, affected landowners are advised of the project's progress by company representatives. Any landowner or community concerns which arise at this time are brought to Enbridge's attention to ensure that the issue is appropriately addressed.

Public Notification - Open House

Newspaper Advertisements

The Notice of Study Commencement for the proposed Don River NPS 30 Replacement was published in the City Centre Mirror Newspaper on November 23, 2017 and November 30, 2017

To find out more about the proposed pipeline  project, read the presentation boards prepared for the open house held on December 5, 2017.

In accordance with the OEB's "Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 7th edition 2016", Enbridge has retained the services of Stantec Consulting Ltd. an independent environmental consultant, to complete an environmental assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the environmental assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments; gather input from agencies, stakeholders, First Nations and Métis, affected landowners, and the public. As well, mitigation measures are recommended to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment. The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment are detailed in the Environmental Report.

Read the environmental report. (249 MB file size)

A – GENERAL                            

A-1-1 Exhibit List          

A-2-1 Application & Approvals               

A-2-2 OPCC  Distribution List  

A-2-3 List of Interested Parties

B – PURPOSE, NEED, PROPOSED FACILITIES AND TIMING

B-1-1 Purpose, Need, Proposed Facilities and Timing

B-1-1 Attachment 1

B-1-1 Attachment 2

B-1-1 Attachment 3

B-1-1 Attachment 3 – Appendices 1 to 6

B-1-1 Attachment 4

B-1-1 Attachment 4 – Appendices 1 to 8

B-1-1 Attachment 5               

C – ROUTING & ENVIRONMENTAL               

C-1-1 Route Selection

C-1-1 Attachment 1        

C-1-2 Environmental Implemental Plan             

C-1-3 Environmental Report  

C-1-3 Attachment 1

C-1-3 Attachment 2

C-1-3 Attachment 2 – Appendices

C-1-3 Attachment 3

C-1-3 Attachment 3 - Appendices

C-1-4 Archaeological Assessment        

D – FACILITIES & PROJECT COSTS

D-1-1 Construction Details      

D-1-2 Design Specifications     

D-1-3 Hydrostatic & Pneumatic Testing Procedures     

D-2-1 Project Costs     

E – LAND MATTERS 

E-1-1 Land Requirements       

E-1-2 Permits and Agreements Required

E-1-3 Negotiations to Date

E-1-3 Attachment 1

E-1-3 Attachment 2

E-1-3 Attachment 3

E-1-4 Affidavit of Search of Title               

F- INDIGENOUS CONSULTATION

F-1-1 Indigenous Consultation

F-1-1 Attachments 1 to 6         

F-1-2 Indigenous Consultation Activities          

F-1-2 Attachments

I - INTERROGATORY RESPONSES

I-EGDI.STAFF.1 to 16 - Enbridge's responses to Board Staff Interrogatories

If you have general questions about the Don River 30 inch Replacement Project, email egdregulatoryproceedings@enbridge.com or call 1-855-801-2303.

For matters related to the environmental contact:

Kelsey Mills
Environmental Advisor
Enbridge Gas
3rd Floor, 101 Honda Blvd
Markham, ON L6C 0M6
905-927-3324
kelsey.mills@enbridge.com

 

Enbridge Gas Inc. ("Enbridge") is proposing to construct approximately 7km of Nominal Pipe Size (NPS) 4 inch extra high pressure (XHP) steel natural gas pipeline in the Town of Scugog. The Project originates near Blackstock just west of the intersection of Highway 57 and Highway 7A and Island Road in Port Perry. 
A Preliminary Preferred Route (PPR) for the proposed natural gas pipeline has been identified. The PPR is proposed to start just west of the intersection of Highway 57 and Highway 7A in Blackstock, head west along Highway 7A, and terminate near the intersection of Highway 7A and Island Road in Port Perry. Approximately 7 km of Nominal Pipe Size (NPS) 4-inch extra high pressure (XHP) steel pipe will be installed along Highway 7A.
An alternative route is also being considered as part of the study. It comprises two separate pipeline segments; one segment along Scugog Line 14 between Lake Ridge Road and Marsh Hill Road; and one segment along Scugog Line 6/Highway 7A between Highway 7/12 and Island Road. The alternative would require approximately 2.9 km of NPS 8-inch XHP steel pipe along Scugog Line 14; and 2.7 km of NPS 6-inch XHP steel pipe and 3.3 km of NPS 4-inch XHP steel pipe along Scugog Line 6/Highway 7A for a total length of 8.9 km.
The natural gas pipeline will be located mainly within the municipal right-of-way (ROW). The Project will provide the residents and businesses of Scugog Island access to natural gas for the first time.

Leave to Construct Application to OEB

On December 15, 2017, Enbridge filed an application with the OEB for an order a granting leave to construct a natural gas distribution pipeline and ancillary facilities to serve Scugog Island.

Notice of Application
On January 26, 2018 the OEB issued the Notice of Application with respect to the filing by Enbridge for a leave to construct application for approval to construct a natural gas pipeline to serve the community of Fenelon Falls.
Request for intervenor status are due by February 20, 2018.

 

Enbridge is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB). Enbridge is committed to meeting standards and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and public safety. Results of this environmental assessment will be presented in the Environmental Report as part of the application to the OEB. The Leave to Construct is the application submitted to obtain permission to build the project. The OEB will grant Leave to Construct once the project is approved. More information can be found on the OEB web site, reference - Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition, 2016.

The Tasks and Timelines for the Project are presented below:

Task
Selection of Study Area
Route Selection
Public Consultation
 
 
 
 
 
Preparation of Environmental Report
Circulation  to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee ("OPCC")
OEB Leave To Construct Application
Notice of Application
OEB Procedural Order
Enbridge Interrogatory Responses
OEB Staff Submission
Enbridge Reply Submissions
OEB Decision

For new construction projects, the collective input from affected government agencies, municipalities and landowners plays an integral role in the route or site selection process. The public notification process and consultation program including formal information exchange sessions, presentations to government bodies, environmental interest groups, community associations and affected residences is a major component of Enbridge's route selection process. Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that they are advised of the proposed project, and to involve them in the decision making process. During the application process to the OEB, as well as during construction, affected landowners are advised of the project's progress by company representatives. Any landowner or community concerns which arise at this time are brought to Enbridge's attention to ensure that the issue is appropriately addressed.

Public Notification - Open House

Newspaper Advertisements

The Notice of Study Commencement for the proposed Bobcaygeon Pipeline Project was published in Kawartha Lakes This Week and The Peterborough Examiner on June 29, 2017 and July 13, 2017.

To find out more about the proposed pipeline project, read the presentation boards prepared for the open house held on July 19, 2017.

In accordance with the OEB's “Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition 2016” , Enbridge retained the services of Dillon Consulting, an independent environmental consultant, to complete an environmental assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the environmental assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments; gather input from agencies, stakeholders, First Nations and Métis, affected landowners, and the public. As well, it will recommend mitigation measures to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential negative impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment. The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment will be detailed in an Environmental Report.

Read the environmental report. (107 MB file size)

On December 15, 2017, Enbridge filed an application with the OEB for an order a granting leave to construct a natural gas distribution pipeline and ancillary facilities to serve Scugog Island. Read the leave to construct application

Read the leave to construct application. (209 MB file size)

Read the Interrogatory Responses

 

If you have general questions about the Scugog Island Natural Gas Pipeline project, email egdregulatoryproceedings@enbridge.com.

For matters related to the environmental assessment contact:

Tristan Lefler
Project Manager
Dillon Consulting
51 Breithaupt Street, Suite 200
Kitchener, ON N2H 5G5
(519) 571-9833
ScugogIslandEA@dillon.ca

Sarah Kingdon-Benson
Environmental Advisor
Enbridge Gas Inc.
3rd Floor, 101 Honda Blvd
Markham, ON L6C 0M6      
905-927-3176
905-927-3293
sarah.kingdon-benson@enbridge.com

Enbridge Gas Inc. ("Enbridge"), is proposing to construct up to a total of approximately 37 kilometers (km) of natural gas pipelines at different nominal pipe sizes (NPS) and pressure systems, in the City of Kawartha Lakes (CKL), and the Township of Brock in the Regional Municipality of Durham (Durham Region), Ontario, to serve the Community of Fenelon Falls (the "Project"). The proposed pipelines will be located within existing road allowances in the Study Areas and is expected to operate at a pressure up to 400 psi in some sections along the pipeline route and less than 20% of the specified minimum yield strength (SMYS). Two separate Study Areas were identified for the reinforcement pipeline and the distribution pipelines. These segments and the proposed routes are described below:

Segment 1:

Also known as the Sunderland Reinforcement Segment (RS) will consist of approximately 8 km of NPS 6-inch steel extra high pressure (XHP) pipeline. The proposed pipeline will originate near the intersection of Highway 7/12 and Regional Road 10/Brock Concession Road 6 in the Community of Sunderland. The pipeline will travel east along Brock Concession Road 6, north on Simcoe Street and terminate at the intersection of Simcoe Street and Farmstead Road, southeast of the Hamlet of Manilla, where it ties into an existing Enbridge NPS 6-inch pipeline. The reinforcement pipeline will run parallel to Enbridge's existing NPS 4-inch pipeline.

Segment 2:

Also known as the Distribution Pipeline to Fenelon Falls Segment (DPFF) will originate approximately 1.2 km north of the intersection of Highway 7 and Taylor's Road in Oakwood. The pipeline will run north along Taylor's Road, continue east along Quaker Road, north along Eden Road and then east along Cambray Road/County Road 9 to rejoin Highway 35. From this point the DPFF will travel north to the Community of Fenelon Falls. The pipeline will terminate near the intersection of Bond Street and Colborne Street/County Road 121, for a total of approximately 29 km of a combination of NPS 6-inch and 4-inch extra high pressure (XHP) steel, and NPS 6-inch high pressure (HP) polyethylene natural gas pipeline.

For reasons outlined in the attachedEnbridge is requesting a minor deviation from the preferred route in the Environmental Report in the Fenelon Falls Segment.

OEB Notice of Application

On August 18, 2017, the OEB issued the Notice of Application with respect to the filing by Enbridge for a leave to construct application for approval to construct a natural gas pipeline to serve the community of Fenelon Falls.

Requests for intervenor status are due to the OEB by September 5, 2017.

On October 30, 2017, the OEB re-issued the Notice of Application  for the Fenelon Falls Pipeline Project. The OEB re-issued the Notice to Indigenous communities to advise that the OEB's process for this application may serve as a component of the Crown's duty to consult for this project.

 

Enbridge is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB).  Enbridge is committed to meeting standards and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and public safety.  Results of this environmental assessment will be presented in the Environmental Report as part of the application to the OEB. The Leave to Construct is the application submitted to obtain permission to build the project.  The OEB would grant Leave to Construct once the project is approved. More information can be found at the OEB website, reference - Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 6th ed. 2011

 

The Tasks and Timelines for this Project are presented below.
Task
Selection of Study Area
Route Selection
Public Consultation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Preparation of Environmental Report
Circulation to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee (OPCC)
OEB Leave-to-Construct Application
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

For new construction projects, the collective input from affected government agencies, municipalities and landowners plays an integral role in the route or site selection process.

The public notification process and consultation program including formal information exchange sessions, presentations to government bodies, environmental interest groups, community associations and affected residences is a major component of Enbridge's route selection process. Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that they are advised of the proposed project, and to involve them in the decision making process.

During the application process to the OEB, as well as during construction, affected landowners are advised of the project's progress by company representatives. Any landowner or community concerns which arise at this time are brought to Enbridge's attention to ensure that the issue is appropriately addressed.

  • Public Notification - First Open House
  • Newspaper Advertisements

    The Notice of Study Commencement for the proposed Fenelon Falls Pipeline Project was published in the Peterborough Examiner and Kawartha Lakes This Week on December 19, 2013 and December 26, 2013.

    To find out more about the proposed pipeline project, read view the presentation boards prepared for the open house held on January 20, 2014.

  • Public Notification - Second Open House
  • Newspaper Advertisements

    The Notice of Study Commencement for the proposed  Fenelon Falls Pipeline Project was published in the Peterborough Examiner and Kawartha Lakes This Week on September 17, 2015.

    To find out more about the proposed pipeline project, read view the presentation boards prepared for the open house on October 5, and 8, 2015.

  • Public Notification - Third Open House
  • Newspaper Advertisements 

    The Notice of Study Commencement for the proposed Fenelon Falls Pipeline Project was published in the Peterborough Examiner and Kawartha Lakes This Week on November 19, 2015

    To find out more about the proposed pipeline project, read the presentation boards prepared for the open house on December 8, and 9, 2015.

  • Public Notification- Fourth Open House 
  • Newspaper Advertisements 

    The Notice of Study Commencement for the proposed Fenelon Falls Pipeline Project was published in the Peterborough Examiner, Brock Citizen, The Scugog Standard and the Kawartha Promoter on April 7, 2016 and April 8, 2016.

    To find out more about the proposed pipeline project, read the presentation boards prepared for the open house on April 26 and April 27, 2016.

  • Public Open House 
  • The first Public Open House was held on January 20, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fenelon Falls Community Centre, 27 Veterans Way, Fenelon Falls, Ontario.

    The second Open House was held on October 5, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lindsay Recreation Centre, 133 Adelaide St. S., Lindsay, Ontario and October 8, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fenelon Falls Community Centre, 27 Veterans Way, Fenelon Falls, Ontario.

    The third Open House was held on December 8, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bobcaygeon Service Center, 123 East Street South, Bobcaygeon, Ontario and December 9, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lindsay Recreation Centre, 133 Adelaide Street South, Lindsay, Ontario.

    The fourth Public Open House will be held on April 26, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fenelon Falls Community Centre, 27 Veterans Way, Fenelon Falls, Ontario and April 27, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sunderland Memorial Arena, 20 Park Street, Sunderland, Ontario.

    Enbridge and Stantec representatives have been in attendance at these sessions to receive comments and discuss the potential project with attendees from the public. Information regarding the potential project and preliminary preferred pipeline route was presented at the meeting and if the project does go forward, public input from the open house will be used in the selection of the final Preferred Route for the pipeline and additional consultation will occur.

In accordance with the OEB's “Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 6th Edition 2011”, Enbridge retained the services of Stantec, an independent environmental consultant, to complete an environmental assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the environmental assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments; gather input from agencies, stakeholders, First Nations and Métis, affected landowners, and the public. As well, it will recommend mitigation measures to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential negative impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment. The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment will be detailed in an Environmental Report.

Work for this study will include an archaeological assessment, geotechnical information, biological inventory, and all relevant consultation materials and correspondence with agencies, stakeholders, First Nations and Métis, landowners, and the public.

Read the environmental report. (113 MB file size)

On July 26, 2017, Enbridge applied to the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) for approval to construct approximately 38 kilometres of natural gas pipeline at different nominal pipe sizes (NPS) and pressure systems in the City of Kawartha Lakes and the Township of Brock in the Regional Municipality of Durham, Ontario, to serve the Community of Fenelon Falls.

Read the leave to construct application (293 MB file size)

Read the interrogatory responses

If you have general questions about the Fenelon Falls Pipeline Project, email egdregulatoryproceedings@enbridge.com.

For matters related to the environmental assessment contact:
Rooly Georgopoulos
Senior Project Manager
Stantec Consulting Limited
300-675 Cochrane Drive, West Tower, Markham, ON L3R 0B8
T:1-905-415-6367
F:1-905-474-9889
rooly.georgopoulos@stantec.com
www.stantec.com

 

Sarah Kingdon-Benson
Environmental Advisor
Enbridge Gas Inc.
3rd Floor, 101 Honda Blvd
Markham, ON L6C 0M6
T: 1-905-927-3176
F: 1-905-927-3293
sarah.kingdon-benson@enbridge.com

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