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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:

If you cannot view these documents or you need accessible formats, contact us.

Draft offset plans

According to the National Energy Board (now the Canada 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 on these plans resulting in changes to our approach to meeting the Condition. A revised approach was developed and shared with Indigenous communities and interested groups. Feedback on this revised approach has informed a draft final Crown Land Offset Measures Plan.

Final plans

On August 28 and 31, 2020 Manitoba Hydro submitted final plans to the Canada Energy Regulator including:

On November 17, 2020, the Canada Energy Regulator requested more information regarding both the Wetland offset measures and no net loss plan and the Crown land offset measures plan. Clarifying text was added to both plans. You can see tracked changes made by Manitoba Hydro below:

Manitoba Hydro thanks all who provided comment on documents related to the offset plans. If you have any further comments or questions, please email the Manitoba–Minnesota Transmission Project or phone toll-free at 1-877-343-1631 or 204-360-7888.

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 for review in September 2015.

Regulatory approval

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

Final preferred route

Engagement materials