Enbridge Gas Inc. (Enbridge) is proposing to install a secondary natural gas line to maintain delivery pressures in the municipality of Clarence-Rockland. All current services will be unaffected as a result of this project. If approved, the Rockland Reinforcement Project (the Project) will include the construction of up to 4.5 km of 4-inch steel natural gas pipeline. The Project will connect to Enbridge’s existing system at either Poupart Road at Laurier Street OR Baseline Road at Joanisse Road, and will terminate at a proposed new station located on St. Jean Street south of Docteur Corbeil Blvd.
Environmental Study Process
Enbridge has retained Stantec Consulting Ltd. to undertake an Environmental Study on the construction and operation of the proposed natural gas pipeline. The Environmental Study will fulfill the requirements of the Ontario Energy Board’s (OEB) “Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction, and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition (2016)”. It is anticipated that the Environmental Report for the study will be completed in November 2020, after which Enbridge Gas will file an application for the proposed pipeline to the OEB. The OEB’s review and approval is required before the proposed project can proceed. If approved, construction of the pipeline is currently anticipated to begin in spring 2023.
Invitation to the Community
Engagement with Indigenous communities, landowners, government agencies, current customers, the general public, and other interested parties is an integral component of the planning process. As a result of the physical distancing requirements set out by the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario due to COVID-19, we are hosting a Virtual Open House to provide you with an opportunity to review the Project and provide input.
Virtual Open House Website: www.RocklandEA.com
Active Dates: September 14, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. to September 28, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., Eastern time
If you are unable to access the Virtual Open House between September 14 and 28, please call the Project Team and leave a message with your contact information, and we will respond as soon as possible.
Your input will be used to confirm the route and create mitigation plans to be implemented during construction. If you are interested in participating, or would like to provide comments, please visit the Open House website or contact the team.
Enbridge Project Website: www.enbridgegas.com/about-us (click on the “Projects” tab and navigate to “Rockland Reinforcement Project”)
For any questions or comments regarding the Environmental Study or the proposed Rockland Reinforcement Project, please contact:
Rockland Reinforcement Project Team