Energy East Consolidated Application – Volumes 1 to 13
Content Directory and Structural Maps
The directory includes a Table of Contents, Structural Maps, Filing Manual Checklist and Acronyms and Abbreviations of the entire application, intended to help guide reviewers through the filing.
Volume 1 – Table of Contents and Project Summary:
This volume provides summary information on the entire Energy East Pipeline Project. These summaries include provincial profiles for each of the six provinces traversed by the pipeline route, project benefits and reports from independent experts, including the Conference Board of Canada.
Volume 2 – Sale and Purchase of Mainline Assets:
This volume supports the request for approval of the transfer of existing gas transportation facilities and conversion of those facilities to crude oil service. The transfer is an essential part of the Energy East Project as it will minimize the environmental and socio-economic impacts, while contributing to the economic viability of the project, all of which are in the public interest of Canadians.
Volume 3 – Commercial:
This volume describes the economic feasibility of the project, including transportation terms and tolls, supply and market information, financing and the hydraulic design for the project.
Volume 4 – Pipeline Design:
This volume details the engineering design considerations and philosophies for the construction of the new build sections of the Energy East Pipeline.
Volume 5 – Conversion Design:
This volume provides an overview regarding the conversion of the existing natural gas line, TransCanada Mainline, to a crude oil service. It details pipeline design and modifications required to the natural gas line to operate as part of the Energy East Pipeline.
Volume 6 – Facility Design:
This volume contains information regarding the facility designs that are required for the project. Facility requirements related to the project include pump stations, tank terminals, a marine terminal and custody transfer metering stations.
Volume 7 – Construction and Operations:
This volume details the construction activities that will be applied to pipeline and facility construction, and the operational processes, procedures and systems that will be implemented to ensure safe, reliable and efficient operations. Additionally, it provides an overview of the emergency preparedness and response plans for Energy East.
Volume 8 – Land:
This volume discusses the land area and land rights requirements for the project. It details the temporary workspace (TWS), and the permanent right-of-way (ROW) requirements for completion of the project.
Volume 9 – Community Engagement:
This volume describes Energy East’s approach to community engagement. Energy East is committed to TransCanada’s stakeholder engagement framework policies, principles and practices. This volume details the principles and goals of the community engagement program.
Volume 10 – Aboriginal Engagement:
This volume details Energy East’s approach to consultation with Indigenous communities and organizations regarding the project. It contains principles and goals of the program, outcomes of engagement to date and plans for ongoing engagement activities.
Volume 11 – Environmental and Socio-economic Overview:
This volume provides an overview of the environmental and socio-economic assessment (ESA) that was prepared for Energy East. The overview includes a summary of the need for and scope of the assessment, which includes project alternatives, approach and findings, possible accidents and malfunctions for emergency planning considerations and a summary of environmental regulatory consultation.
Volume 12 – Risk Assessment:
This volume details the risk assessment completed for the Energy East Pipeline. The assessment evaluates and reports on potential “credible worst case” accident and malfunction scenarios that, in the extremely unlikely event of occurrence, would have a significant impact. The report has been and will be used to anticipate, prevent, evaluate, manage and mitigate potential risks.
Volume 13 – Project Maps:
This volume includes maps of the entire Energy East Pipeline Project.