About the TERMPOL Review Process
Transport Canada provides a voluntary program known as the “Technical Review Process of Marine Terminal Systems and Transshipment Sites” (TERMPOL) that helps to evaluate the navigational risks associated with placing and operating marine terminals for tankers carrying bulk oil, chemicals, liquefied gas and other cargoes within Canadian waters.
On September 16, 2013, Energy East Pipeline Ltd. (Energy East) asked Transport Canada to begin a TERMPOL Review Process for the marine transportation components of its proposed Canaport Energy East Marine Terminal (CEEMT) in Saint John, New Brunswick. Transport Canada accepted the request and met with Energy East to establish an appropriate scope for the surveys and studies to be developed by Energy East that would allow for the assessment of marine safety and the risks associated with vessel navigation and operations, taking into account among other things, current Canadian laws and regulations, and marine programs and services.
On June 17, 2016, Energy East submitted the final surveys and studies for the CEEMT to Transport Canada in five volumes, which Transport Canada and the other TERMPOL Review Committee participants reviewed and analyzed from the perspective of their respective mandates, regulatory authorities, responsibilities, and expertise.
On May 11, 2017, Transport Canada issued its TERMPOL Review Report on the CANAPORT ENERGY EAST MARINE TERMNAL PROJECT, which includes a series of findings and non-binding recommendations proposed by the TERMPOL Review Committee as actions to enhance safety beyond the regulatory regime. Transport Canada has encouraged the public to review its report, along with the surveys and studies submitted by Energy East; these studies can be accessed below.1
Volume 1 – Introduction and Engineering Plan (PDF, 7.8 MB)
This volume describes the CEEMT’s design, operating and safety parameters, including design elements specific to navigational and operational safety such as codes and standards, and fire protection systems.
Volume 2 – Navigation, Berthing and Mooring Studies (PDF, 14.7 MB)
This volume contains information about the proposed navigation route in terms of safety, underkeel clearance, identified hazards, and potential alternative routes. Also included are details on the approach to the marine terminal; as well as the anticipated level of anchorage usage by tankers associated with CEEMT, pilotage procedures, tug assistance requirements, turning basin manoeuvring, and berthing and mooring arrangements.
Appendix 2A – A Real Time Navigation Simulation Report (PDF, 94.7 MB)
Appendix 2B – Drawings (PDF, 2.4 MB)
Appendix 2C – Anchorage Memo (PDF, 2.4 MB)
Appendix 2D – Mooring and Berthing Analysis Report, Version 1 (PDF, 24.1 MB)
Volume 3- Marine Traffic and Fishing and Resources Surveys (PDF, 13.9 MB)
This volume contains information concerning the quantification and description of recreational and commercial marine traffic and their movements within the regional marine traffic network near the CEEMT and within the Bay of Fundy. Projections in traffic density impacts, including those expected to stem from the operation of the CEEMT are also included.
Appendix 3A – A Log of Traffic Data Collection (PDF, 245 KB)
Appendix 3B – AIS Tracks by Vessel Type (PDF, 2.7 KB)
Appendix 3C – Tug Transit Assumptions (PDF, 198 KB)
Appendix 3D – Atlas of Canada Crude Oil and Natural Gas Resources Map (PDF, 5.7 MB)
Volume 4 – Casualty and Risk Studies (PDF, 8.2 MB)
This volume focuses on the determination of a worst case-credible spill scenario and subsequent potential distribution of the released oil within the marine environment of the TERMPOL study area2. It contains information concerning the determination and analysis of risks related to an incident involving a shipping vessel en-route to or from or at, the CEEMT, and of loading operations associated with CEEMT.
Appendix 4A – DNV GL Casualty Data Survey (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Appendix 4B – Canaport Termpol 3.15 Oil Risk Analysis (PDF, 10.9 MB)
Appendix 4C – HAZID List of Attendees and Outcomes (PDF, 322 KB)
Appendix 4D – Oil Spill Modeling Summary Report (PDF, 8.2 MB)
Volume 5 – Operations Manuals (PDF, 2.9 MB)
This volume contains studies related to the operation of the CEEMT. This volume contains an index of key manuals including the Port Information Book, Terminal Operations Manual, and Contingency Plans which will be finalized prior to the commissioning of the CEEMT.
 Please note that these studies, surveys, and their appendices contain sensitive information that has either been redacted from, or if appropriate has not be included in, this compilation. For further details and rationale please see the PREFACE to each volume.
 For a description of the potential environmental effects associated with a worst case-credible spill scenario, please see Volume 24, Ecological and Human Health Risk Assessment for the Bay of Fundy of the Energy East National Energy Board Application.