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Province of British Columbia
For Immediate Release
April 13, 2018
Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
Update on Trans Mountain expansion project permitting process

VICTORIA – In total, 1,187 provincial permits are required for the Trans Mountain expansion project, with many involving First Nations consultation.

To date:

  • 587 permit applications have been submitted to permitting agencies.
  • Of these, 201 have been approved and permits issued.
  • The remaining 386 are being reviewed.
  • Approximately another 600 permits have yet to be submitted by Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd.

All permits submitted must align with the 37 conditions outlined in the provincial environmental certificate, as well as the 157 conditions detailed in the National Energy Board’s approval.

Multiple organizations are involved, including:

  • Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
  • Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (including BC Parks)
  • Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Agricultural Land Commission
  • BC Oil and Gas Commission

The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources has a dedicated project office supporting these ministries and their permitting requirements.

Suntanu Dalal
Media Relations
Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
250 952-0628

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