LNG Canada’s TERMPOL Review
TERMPOL stands for Technical Review Process of Marine Terminal Systems and Transshipment Sites. It is a voluntary technical review of a project’s shipping route and marine terminal. The TERMPOL identifies navigational and marine transportation-related issues and provides recommendations and findings to support a safe shipping environment.
LNG Canada conducted a number of surveys, engaged with First Nations and undertook a quantitative risk analysis to prepare our TERMPOL submission for Transport Canada. Transport Canada’s TERMPOL Review Committee (TRC) reviewed the submission between March and August 2015. From this review, the TRC produced a report completed in October 2015 that is available on Transport Canada’s website. Please quote publication number TP15287E when requesting a copy. It can take up to three business days for Transport Canada to send an electronic copy once the request has been made.
LNG Canada’s TERMPOL is the first TERMPOL to engage First Nations, and the first TERMPOL to be completed for an LNG export marine terminal in British Columbia.
LNG Canada’s voluntary participation in completing a TERMPOL indicates our commitment to fully evaluating risks and putting in place mitigation measures to address project risks related to marine transportation.
LNG Canada’s Oil and Gas Commission Permit
The Oil and Gas Commission permit is one of the key permits required for the construction and operation of the project and LNG Canada received its permit in January 2016. We were the first LNG project in British Columbia to receive this permit, which focuses on public and environmental safety, and specifies the requirements the project must comply with when designing, constructing and operating the LNG export facility.
LNG Canada’s Disposal at Sea Permit
LNG Canada received its Disposal at Sea permit on November 10, 2015. This permit is required because LNG Canada is dispose approved dredge material at a designated location at sea. Dredging is an excavation activity carried out underwater with the purpose of gathering up bottom sediments and disposing them in a different location. This ensures that waterways are wide and deep enough for the safe passage of LNG carriers entering and exiting the LNG Canada terminal.