Increased Activity and Noise Expected as Routine Vegetation Management Carried out on Trans Mountain Right of Way
Kinder Morgan has informed the Town of Hinton that they intend to carry out Vegetation Management along the existing Trans Mountain Pipeline Right of Way from March 6 through May 31, 2017.
From their release:
This routine right-of-way maintenance will include surveying, tree and brush clipping by hand, and mulching, resoiling, reseeding and fertilizing as required on approximately eight kilometers of the existing right-of-way between Mary Reimer Park and Hinton Golf Club (see map below). This work is a regular activity required as part of our ongoing pipeline safety program to protect the public, the environment and the pipeline, and to comply with applicable regulations. A clear right-of-way with visible signage, free of tall-growing vegetation and obstructions provides access for staff and contractors to conduct pipeline maintenance, inspections, and emergency response. It also provides the public and those engaged in ground disturbance activities an early warning of the presence of underground infrastructure.
Neighbours may notice increased activity and intermittent noise along the right-of-way. Appropriate measures will be taken to minimize any potential impacts of this work. We appreciate your patience as we complete our maintenance activities in a safe and timely manner, with as little disturbance as possible.
Trans Mountain goes on to say they conduct their work under Environmental Protection and Emergency Response Plans to ensure compliance with all applicable standards and regulatory requirements.
The following map, provided by Kinder Morgan, illustrates the route.