TC ENERGY LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT OUTREACH AND MONITORING PROGRAM
Since 2016, B&A has been working collaboratively with TC Energy and Municipalities across Western Canada (BC, AB, SK & MB) and Quebec to ensure safe development adjacent to TC’s pipeline and facility infrastructure. This ensures that TC Energy remains in compliance with all Provincial and Federal regulations, and is aware of all planning, land use, and development initiatives in proximity to TC Energy pipeline and facility infrastructure.
To achieve this, B&A has developed a system in which planning and land development proposals are provided by the municipality, and then assessed, mapped, and evaluated by B&A and TC. Following this process, targeted recommendations are provided to the individual applicants to create better synergies between future development and existing infrastructure. This process involves extensive engagement and negotiations between municipalities, developers, landowners, other utility companies, and TC Energy. B&A skillfully integrates the ongoing engagement and communications with municipalities and landowners, the generation and maintenance of an online GIS interface, and the translation and communication of technical information between multiple stakeholder groups.
TC ENERGY CLASS LOCATION ASSESSMENT AREA EVALUATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
In addition to the ongoing land use and development monitoring work, B&A has also completed more than (20) twenty in-depth evaluations of current and potential future class location designation requirements for TC Energy gas pipelines across Alberta, British Columbia, and Quebec. The reports assess current and potential future land development around segments of existing and potential future pipelines to identify current and required upgrades to class location designation, according to federal regulations detailed in CSA Z662-19.
The reports include Provincial and Municipal policy reviews and communications, Crown Land assessments, and the evaluation of existing development and infrastructure. The baseline information is then translated into assessing the future development potential along the length of the infrastructure. The reporting and mapping processes have been finely refined over time to effectively evaluate multiple factors along long stretches of linear infrastructure.
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