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Ontario Energy Board regulatory application

In March 2020, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) issued a Decision and Order to grant leave to construct the Waterdown to Finch Project with conditions. Imperial acknowledges the conditions specified by the OEB and is committed to addressing any requirements in a timely manner.

The OEB Decision and Order is an important milestone that reflects the robust environmental planning, Indigenous consultation, stakeholder engagement, cultural, social and heritage assessment process, and engineering and design work that has taken place since the Project launched in spring 2018.

Imperial submitted the Waterdown to Finch Project leave to construct application to the province’s energy regulator in early 2019. Key documents related to the application, including the Decision and Order, are available below in the Resources section under Leave to Construct and on the OEB’s application page.

Ontario Energy Board Leave to Construct process

Ontario Energy Board route realignment review

Compliance with Canadian Navigable Waters Act

Under the Canadian Navigable Waters Act (Act), Imperial is required to follow federal reporting and notifications requirements as it pertains to areas of work where the proposed pipeline installation will cross bodies of water. Below is a public attestation notice that indicates Imperial has complied with the reporting requirements under the Act administered by Transport Canada. Imperial is proposing to install four pipeline crossings under navigable waters using a trenchless pipeline construction method. The location of each crossing can be found within the notice. Through the use of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) trenchless technology, the proposed crossings will be installed below the watercourses and no construction or vehicle access will occur within the ordinary high water mark.