EPCOR Southern Bruce Gas Inc. ("EPCOR") invites the public to attend information sessions to learn more about the proposed natural gas utility project. As part of the planning process, EPCOR has retained Stantec Consulting Ltd. ("Stantec") to undertake an Environmental Study (ES) of the proposed distribution network and natural gas transmission pipelines. The ES will be completed in accordance with the Ontario Energy Board's Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition (2016), as well as relevant federal and provincial environmental guidelines and regulations.
Since the information sessions held in October 2015, EPCOR has revised the preliminary preferred route for the project (see map). The project includes:Natural gas pipeline system servicing communities in Southern Bruce. The pipeline will have a total length of approximately 295 kilometres (km) with 168 km natural gas distribution network. It will take off from the Dornoch Meter & Regulator Station in the Township of Chatsworth and will terminate in the community of Lucknow in the Township of Huron-Kinloss.Natural gas distribution network in some of the key communities in the municipalities of Arran-Elderslie and Kincardine, and the Township of Huron-Kinloss. Communities to be serviced include but are not limited to Kincardine, Inverhuron, Tiverton, Chesley, Paisley, Ripley, Lurgan Beach, Point Clark and Lucknow.In addition to the above communities, the project will have the opportunity to service residences, commercial and industrial businesses along the route.
Three drop-in information sessions will be held for the public to learn more about the proposed project and provide feedback on the revised preliminary preferred route. The information sessions will be held as follows:Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Davidson Centre Main Hall 601 Durham Street Kincardine, Ontario 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Thursday, May 24, 2018 Chesley Community Centre 129 4th Avenue South East Chesley, Ontario 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Friday, May 25, 2018 Ripley-Huron Community Centre Upstairs Auditorium 17 Queen Street Ripley, Ontario 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Representatives from EPCOR and Stantec will be available to discuss the project and answer questions regarding routing, design and scheduling. Input received will be used to confirm both the existing environmental conditions along the preferred pipeline route and to develop site specific protection or mitigation measures for the project.Read the notice.