The following information was prepared by Enbridge Gas. It is shared on the municipal website as a public notice.
Enbridge Gas is proposing to replace a section of its London Lines pipeline in the counties of Middlesex and Lambton.
About the Project
The London Lines Replacement Project (LLRP) will include the construction of approximately 75 kilometres of 8-inch high pressure natural gas pipeline. This will replace the two pipelines known collectively as the London Lines. All current services will be maintained as a result of this project. The project will also include the construction of 10.5 km of a secondary pipeline which will connect the replaced 8-inch pipeline to the community of Strathroy.
Virtual Open House April 20 - May 1
Public consultation with Indigenous communities, landowners, government agencies, current customers serviced by the London Lines, the general public, and other interested persons is an integral component of the planning process.
As a result of the social distancing requirements set out by the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario due to COVID-19, a Virtual Open House will be held in place of an in-person Open House regarding the proposed LLRP.
The Virtual Open House will be available beginning on April 20, 2020 at 9:00 am EST until May 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm EST at www.solutions.ca/LondonLines
If you are unable to log onto the Virtual Open House between April 20 and May 1, please dial (519) 780-8186, leave a message with your contact information, and we will respond as soon as possible.
There will be questionnaire available at the end of the presentation and you will have the ability to submit comments and/or questions about the proposed LLRP, including proposed routes, design and the anticipated project schedule during the presentation. In addition, a copy of the open house story boards will be available on the Resources tab. Input received will be used to inform the selection of the preferred pipeline route, and to develop site specific environmental protection or mitigation measures for the Project.
As part of the planning process, Enbridge Gas has retained Stantec Consulting Ltd. to undertake an Environmental Study of the construction and operation of the proposed natural gas pipeline. The Environmental Study will fulfill the requirements of the Ontario Energy Board’ (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 early summer 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/summer 2021.
Questions or Comments
For any questions or comments regarding the Environmental Study or the proposed LLRP contact:
Kelsey Mills, Environmental Advisor
Enbridge Gas Inc.
101 Honda Boulevard, Markham, ON L6C 0M6
Rooly Georgopoulos, Senior Project Manager
Stantec Consulting Ltd.
300-675 Cochrane Drive, West Tower, Markham, ON L3R 0B8
For more information about the proposed project please visit Enbridge's project website under “Projects”, or dial (519) 780-8186 and leave a detailed message.