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Environmental protection and management plans

These are plans used as guides for contractors and field personnel during the construction and/or operation of the Manitoba–Minnesota Transmission Project (MMTP). They help us meet environmental legislation requirements and protect the environment.

Contractor plans:

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Draft offset plans

According to the National Energy Board (now the Canadian Energy Regulator) Certificate EC-059, Manitoba Hydro is obligated to:

  • submit a Wetland Offset Measures Plan, which outlines how permanent loss to wetlands resulting from the project will be offset or compensated for (condition #26)
  • file a Crown Land Offset Measures Plan (the Plan) with the Board for approval, which outlines how permanent loss of Crown lands available for traditional use by Indigenous peoples resulting from the project will be offset or compensated for (condition #22). Initial drafts were provided in November of 2019.

We sought and received feedback (Condition 22 Summary of Consultation to Date (PDF, 716 KB)) on these plans resulting in changes. A revised approach was developed. We are now seeking input on this revised approach (Condition 22 A Revised Approach for a Crown Land Offset Measures Plan - a summary document for discussion (PDF, 917 KB)).

If your community is interested in providing a review of the revised approach for offsetting permanently lost Crown land, please email the Manitoba–Minnesota Transmission Project or phone toll-free at 1-877-343-1631 or 204-360-7888 in Winnipeg before July 15.

Environmental Impact Statement

An environmental impact statement (EIS) summary document (PDF, 1.5 MB) has been developed for the Manitoba–Minnesota Transmission Project. This document outlines the concerns heard throughout the environmental assessment process and how these concerns were addressed. For a full understanding of the project and the associated assessment and conclusions, please review the Environmental Impact Statement.

The EIS was submitted to Manitoba Conservation and Climate (formerly Manitoba Sustainable Development) for review in September 2015.

Regulatory approval

Federal and provincial regulatory approvals for the Project have been received.

Final preferred route

Engagement materials