In the United States, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) natural gas certificate processes include consulting with stakeholders, identifying environmental issues through scoping, and preparing environmental documents such as Environmental Assessments or Environmental Impact Statements.
In Canada, the Facilities Application that will be submitted to the National Energy Board (NEB) will include an Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment (ESA), as well as documentation of the Aboriginal engagement, landowner and public consultation and engineering components of the IGC Project.
This assessment is completed before the NEB makes a decision or recommendation on whether to approve this or any energy project. The ESA will examine both natural and human elements associated with the IGC Project including:
The ICG Project team is committed to protecting the environment and operating our energy facilities safely and reliably.
The ESA will include numerous studies that will take place along the proposed pipeline route and in and around associated facilities, if required.
Detailed Environmental Protection Plans (EPPs) will also be developed for the IGC Project. The purpose of EPPs are to communicate clear procedures and mitigation measures to be used during construction of the proposed pipeline in order to avoid or reduce any potential adverse environmental effects.
The IGC Project team’s goal is to meet or exceed all applicable environmental, health and safety laws and regulations in Canada and the United States. We are committed to protecting the environment and operating our energy facilities safely and reliably.