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Public Registry File 5433.00 - Manitoba Hydro -

Bipole III Transmission Project

Latest information was posted October 26th 2016

Letter dated October 11th , 2016 from EAB to Hydro regarding BPIII Biosecurity Plan - posted October 11th 2016

BPIII Biosecurity Plan - posted/revised October 26, 2016
Submission Letter
Overview
Agricultural Biosecurity Standard Operating Procedures Transmission Business Unit
Appendix 1
Virkon MSDS
Synergize MSDS

Letter from Manitoba Hydro to EAB dated April 15, 2016 re: route adjustment near Langruth, MB - posted October 11th 2016

Attachment - posted October 11th 2016

Letter dated August 30, 2016 approving Socio-Economic Monitoring Plan for Construction (Clause 18) - posted August 31, 2016

Letter dated August 30, 2016 from EAB to Hydro regarding Community Health Assessment (Clause 19) - posted August 31, 2016

BPIII Biosecurity Plan - posted October 11, 2016 (a revised version of this is posted above)
Submission Letter
Overview
Agricultural Biosecurity Standard Operating Procedures Transmission Business Unit
Appendix 1
Virkon MSDS
Synergize MSDS

Letter dated January 21, 2016 approving the revised Moose and Woodland Caribou Sensitive Range Delineation and Mitigation Plan (Clause 20) - posted January 27, 2016

Revised Moose and Woodland Caribou Sensitive Range Delineation and Mitigation Plan (Clause 20) dated January 11, 2016 - posted January 27, 2016

Letter dated December 30, 2015 providing partial approval of the Biophysical Monitoring Plan (Clause 18) - posted January 5, 2016

Revised Biophysical Monitoring Plan - posted January 5, 2016

The Environmental Protection Plans for the Bipole III Transmission Project are adaptive and therefore, are modified as new information becomes available. At the start of each construction season the most current documents are posted to the Manitoba Hydro website at https://www.hydro.mb.ca/projects/bipoleIII/document_library.shtml

Letter dated November 25, 2015 approving the amalgamated Environmental Protection Plan (Clause 4) - posted November 27, 2015

Letter dated November 25, 2015 approving the Environmental Protection Plan for the Keewatinohk Converter Station Ground Electrode Transmission Line (Clause 4) - posted November 27, 2015

Amalgamated Environmental Protection Plan (Clause 4) - posted November 24, 2015
Submission Letter

Letter dated November 4, 2015 from EAB to Hydro regarding route adjustment in transmission line segment S1 at Tower 6197 - posted November 23, 2015

Letter from Minister of Sustainable Development to Manitoba Hydro dated November 6, 2015 approving alteration to Clause 49 - November 10, 2015

Letter dated November 4, 2015 from Hydro to EAB regarding route adjustment in transmission line segment S1 at Tower 6197- posted November 6, 2015
Attachment

Letter from Manitoba Hydro to EAB dated August 26, 2015 re alteration to Clause 49 - posted October 9, 2015

Letter dated September 21, 2015 from EAB regarding route adjustment in transmission line segment S1, immediately north of the Assiniboine River Crossing - posted September 24, 2015

Letter from Manitoba Hydro to EAB dated September 10, 2015 re Updated engagement summary for Long Plain First Nation (Clause 4f) - posted September 24, 2015
Attachment

Letter from Manitoba Hydro to EAB dated August 18, 2015 re: route adjustment north of the Assiniboine River crossing in S1 - posted September 24, 2015
Attachment

Letter from Manitoba Hydro to EAB dated August 18, 2015 re request for route adjustment in segment S1, immediately north of the Assiniboine River Crossing - posted August 21, 2015
Attachment

Letter dated June 4, 2015 approving the Environmental Protection Plan and Construction of the Riel Converter Station Ground Electrode Transmission Line (Clause 4) - posted June 5, 2015

Environmental Protection Plan for Keewatinohk and Riel Ground Electrode Transmission Lines - posted June 5, 2015
Keewatinohk Ground Electrode Line mapbook
Riel Ground Electrode Line mapbook (1 of 2)
Riel Ground Electrode Line mapbook (2 of 2)
Submission Letter

Letter dated June 2, 2015 from EAB to Hydro approving change to Outfitters' Loss Compensation Process (Clause 32) - posted June 2, 2015

E-mail dated May 28, 2015 from Hydro to EAB regarding change to Outfitters' Loss Compensation Process (Clause 32) - posted June 2, 2015
Attachment

Letter dated May 12, 2015 approving the Environmental Protection Plans and construction of Sections S1 and S2 (Clause 4) - posted May 26, 2015

Letter dated May 6, 2015  from Hydro to EAB regarding Outfitters’ Loss Compensation Process (Clause 32) - posted May 26, 2015
Attachment

Letter dated May 20, 2015 from EAB to Hydro regarding Outfitters’ Loss Compensation Process (Clause 32) - posted May 26, 2015

Letter from Manitoba Hydro to EAB dated May 6, 2015  re Updated engagement summaries for transmission line segments S1 and S2 - posted May 12, 2015
Attachment 1
Attachment 2
Attachment 3

Letter from EAB to Manitoba Hydro dated April 23, 2015 re approval of route adjustment south of Ste. Agathe - posted April 24, 2015

Letter from Manitoba Hydro to EAB dated February 25, 2015 re request for route adjustment south of Ste. Agathe - posted April 24, 2015
Map

Letter from Manitoba Hydro to EAB dated February 12, 2015 re expansion of Excavated Material Placement Area 1A near the Keewatinohk Converter Station to include work areas and a temporary camp - posted April 24, 2015
Sketch

Letter from Manitoba Hydro to EAB dated February 5, 2015  re engagement summaries for transmission line segments S1 and S2
Attachment 1
Attachment 2
Attachment 3
Attachment 4
Attachment 5
Attachment 6
Attachment 7
Attachment 8

Revised 2014 Biophysical Monitoring and Mitigation Report (Clauses 57 and 58)
Submission Letter

2014 Biophysical Monitoring and Mitigation Report (Clauses 57 and 58) - posted March 12, 2015 (A revised version of this document is posted above)
Submission Letter

Letter dated January 23, 2015 approving the revised Moose and Woodland Caribou Sensitive Range Delineation and Mitigation Plan (Clause 20) - posted February 3, 2015 (An update to this approval is posted above)

Revised Moose and Woodland Caribou Sensitive Range Delineation and Mitigation Plan (Clause 20) - posted February 19, 2015 (A revised version of this document is posted above)

Letter from EAB to Manitoba Hydro dated January 9, 2015 approving route adjustment near the Keewatinohk Converter Station - posted January 14, 2015

Letter from Manitoba Hydro to EAB dated January 8, 2015 re request for route adjustment near the Keewatinohk Converter Station - posted January 14, 2015
Map

Noise levels at the Riel Converter Station - posted December 9, 2014

Community Health Assessment supplemental report - posted posted October 29, 2014
Submission Letter

Letter dated September 18, 2014 regarding fulfillment of Clause 11 related to the Lake Winnipegosis Salt Flats Ecological Reserve - posted October 28, 2014

Letter dated September 18, 2014 approving the Environmental Protection Plans for and construction of Sections C1, C2, and N4 (Clause 4) - posted September 18, 2014

Updated Engagement Summary for Manitoba Metis Federation submitted by Manitoba Hydro on September 18, 2014 - posted September 18, 2014

Letter from Manitoba Hydro to EAB dated September 4, 2014 re change of the spelling of the name of the northern converter station from Keewatinoow to Keewatinohk - posted September 10, 2014

Environmental Protection Plan for transmission line construction segment S1 - posted Sept 3rd 2014 (The text portions of the Environmental Protection Plans (EPP) for construction segments N1, N2, N3, N4, C1, C2, S1, and S2 have been replaced by an amalgamated EPP posted above.) 
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Submission Letter

Environmental Protection Plan for transmission line construction segment S2 - posted Sept 3rd 2014 (The text portions of the Environmental Protection Plans (EPP) for construction segments N1, N2, N3, N4, C1, C2, S1, and S2 have been replaced by an amalgamated EPP posted above.) 
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Submission Letter

Biophysical Monitoring Plan - posted August 19, 2014 (A revised version of this document is posted above)
Submission Letter

Socio-Economic Monitoring Plan for Construction - posted August 19, 2014
Submission Letter

Letter Dated August 12, 2014 approving the Environmental Protection Plan for the Riel Converter Station Facilities, Infrastructure and Ground Electrode - (Clause 4) - posted August 19, 2014

Letter from Manitoba Hydro to EAB dated July 24, 2014 re updated engagement summaries for transmission line segments Cl, C2, and N4 - posted August 7, 2014
Attachment 1
Attachment 2
Attachment 3

Letter dated July 9, 2014  from Hydro to EAB regarding Lake Winnipegosis Salt Flats Ecological Reserve (Clause 11) - posted July 16, 2014

Letter dated July 9, 2014  from Hydro to EAB regarding Outfitters’ Loss Compensation Process (Clause 32) - posted July 15, 2014
Attachment (A revised version of this document is posted above)

Environmental Protection Plan for Riel Converter Station Facilities, Infrastructure and Ground Electrode - posted July 15, 2014
Submission Letter

Letter dated June 26, 2014 from Manitoba Hydro to EAB regarding Not Net Loss of Wetland Plan (Clause 52) - posted June 26, 2014

Letter dated May 29, 2014 from EAB to Hydro regarding request to widen the right-of-way in certain areas for tower anchor structures - posted June 6, 2014

Letter dated June 4, 2014 from EAB to Hydro regarding routing changes recommended by the CEC for S1 and S2 (Clause 8) - posted June 6, 2014

Letter dated May 12, 2014 from Hydro to EAB regarding routing changes recommended by the CEC for S1 and S2 (Clause 8) - posted May 22, 2014
Attachment

Letter dated May 7, 2014 from Hydro to EAB requesting approval for widening of the right-of-way for tower anchor structures in certain areas - posted May 22, 2014
Attachment
Clarification Letter dated May 15, 2014

Environmental Protection Plan for transmission line construction segment N4 - posted May 1, 2014 (The text portions of the Environmental Protection Plans (EPP) for construction segments N1, N2, N3, N4, C1, C2, S1, and S2 have been replaced by an amalgamated EPP posted above.) 
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Submission Letter

Environmental Protection Plan for transmission line construction segment C2 - posted May 1, 2014 (The text portions of the Environmental Protection Plans (EPP) for construction segments N1, N2, N3, N4, C1, C2, S1, and S2 have been replaced by an amalgamated EPP posted above.) 
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Submission Letter

Letter dated April 8, 2014 from EAB to Hydro approving an adjustment to the ROW  in N2 near the Burntwood River - posted April 10, 2014

Letter dated April 8, 2014 from EAB to Hydro approving an adjustment to the ROW in C1 in Townships 32-20W and 30-18W - posted April 10, 2014

Letter dated March 20, 2014 from Hydro to EAB regarding an unanticipated adjustment to the ROW in N2 near the Burntwood River  - posted April 10, 2014
Attachment

Letter dated March 24, 2014 from EAB to Hydro regarding an adjustment to the ROW in N3 - posted April 10, 2014

Letter dated March 10, 2014 from Hydro to EAB regarding an adjustment to the ROW in N3  - posted March 28, 2014

Updated versions of the Construction Environmental Protections Plans for the project are available on Manitoba Hydro’s website at:
http://www.hydro.mb.ca/projects/bipoleIII/environmental_protection.shtml

Letter dated January 24, 2014 approving the Moose and Woodland Caribou Sensitive Range Delineation and Mitigation Plan (Clause 20) - posted January 29, 2014

Moose and Woodland Caribou Sensitive Range Delineation and Mitigation Plan (Clause 20) - posted January 29, 2014 (A revised version of this document is posted above)

Letter dated January 23, 2014 from Hydro to EAB regarding the Assiniboine River Crossing - posted April 10, 2014
Attachment 

Revised letter dated January 14, 2014 from Hydro to EAB regarding Clause 21 - re design and implementation of mitigation measures and monitoring for impacts to birds of prey - posted January 29, 2014

Letter Dated January 14, 2014 approving the Environmental Protection Plans for Sections N1, N2, and N3 (Clause 4) - posted January 22, 2014

Letter dated January 13, 2014 approving the Environmental Protection Plan for AC Collector Lines, Construction Power Line and Station Construction (Clause 4) - posted January 22, 2014

Letter dated January 9, 2014 from Hydro to EAB regarding adjustments to the ROW in  NE-31-32-20W and NE-13-30-18W   - posted April 10, 2014
Attachment 1   
Attachment 2  

Letter dated January 7, 2014 approving the Transmission Construction Access Management Plan (Clause 15) - posted January 29, 2014

Bipole III Transmission Project - Transmission Construction Access Management Plan - revised November 27 2013 - posted January 7, 2014
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Environmental Protection Plan for transmission line construction segment N1 - posted December 13, 2013 (The text portions of the Environmental Protection Plans (EPP) for construction segments N1, N2, N3, N4, C1, C2, S1, and S2 have been replaced by an amalgamated EPP posted above.) 
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Submission Letter

Environmental Protection Plan for transmission line construction segment C1 - posted December 13, 2013 (The text portions of the Environmental Protection Plans (EPP) for construction segments N1, N2, N3, N4, C1, C2, S1, and S2 have been replaced by an amalgamated EPP posted above.) 
Map Key and Maps 207 - 211
Map Key and Maps 207 - 211
Maps 212 - 219
Maps 220 - 228
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Maps 238 - 240
Submission Letter

Keewatinoow Converter Station Environmental Protection Plan - posted December 13, 2013

Letter from Manitoba Hydro to EAB dated November 21, 2013 re EPP Appendix: Community Engagement Summaries for the transmission line segments N2, N3, C1, and C2 - posted December 13, 2013

Environmental Protection Plan for transmission line construction segment N2 - posted December 13, 2013 (The text portions of the Environmental Protection Plans (EPP) for construction segments N1, N2, N3, N4, C1, C2, S1, and S2 have been replaced by an amalgamated EPP posted above.) 
Appendix F
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Submission Letter

Environmental Protection Plan for transmission line construction segment N3 - posted December 13, 2013 (The text portions of the Environmental Protection Plans (EPP) for construction segments N1, N2, N3, N4, C1, C2, S1, and S2 have been replaced by an amalgamated EPP posted above.) 
Appendix F
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Maps Index Sample
Submission Letter

Environmental Protection Plan for the AC Collector Lines, Construction Power Line and Station Construction - posted November 26, 2013 (Updated version available – see above)
Submission letter

Letter dated November 21, 2013 from Hydro to EAB regarding Clause 21 - re design and implementation of mitigation measures and monitoring for impacts to birds of prey - posted November 26, 2013 (A revised version of this document is posted above)

Letter dated November 14, 2013 from EAB to Hydro approving the Keewatinoow Converter Station Environmental Protection Plan (Clause 4) and construction of the station - posted November 26, 2013

Letter dated November 14, 2013 from EAB to Hydro approving the Cultural and Heritage Resources Protection Plan (Clause 14) - posted November 26, 2013

Letter dated November 14, 2013 from EAB to Hydro approving the Community Health Assessment (Clause 19) - posted November 26, 2013

Letter dated November 14, 2013 from EAB to Hydro approving the Project Environmental Protection Plan (Clause 4) - posted November 26, 2013

Letter dated November 13, 2013 from Hydro to EAB regarding Clause 10 - maps of the final route for all Bipole III transmission line segments
Attachment 1

Attachment 2
Attachment 3

Letter dated November 12, 2013 from Hydro to EAB regarding Clause 6 - re consult with agricultural land owners to determine the tower placement - posted November 26, 2013

Letter dated November 8, 2013 from EAB to Hydro regarding Clause 17 - unanticipated adjustments to the ROW - posted November 26, 2013

Letter dated November 8, 2013 from EAB to Hydro approving the Keewatinoow Converter Station Access Management Plan (Clause 15) - posted November 26, 2013

Letter dated November 8, 2013 from EAB to Hydro regarding Clauses 16, 33, and 52 - posted November 26, 2013

EPP Appendix - posted November 26, 2013
Submission letter
Community Engagement Summary 1
Community Engagement Summary 2
Community Engagement Summary 3
Community Engagement Summary 4
Community Engagement Summary 5
Community Engagement Summary 6

Bipole III Transmission Project - Project Environmental Protection Plan - posted November 26, 2013
Submission letter

Bipole III Transmission Project - Transmission Construction Access Management Plan dated October 2013 - posted November 26, 2013 (A revised version of this document is posted above)
Submission letter

Bi-Pole III - Keewatinoow Converter Station Project - Construction Access Management Plan dated September 9, 2013 - posted November 26, 2013
Submission letter

Letter dated October 29, 2013 from Hydro to EAB regarding Clause 52 – no net loss of wetlands - posted November 5, 2013

Letter dated October 17, 2013 from Hydro to EAB regarding Clause 12 – re-establishment of permanent sample plots - posted November 5, 2013

Letter dated October 16, 2013 from Hydro to EAB regarding Clause 33 – option for annual payments for compensation in agricultural areas - posted November 5, 2013

Cultural and Heritage Resources Protection Plan - posted October 18, 2013
Cover Letter
Attachment
Cultural and Heritage Resources Protection Plan

Community Heath Assessment Cover Memo - posted October 18, 2013
Community Health Assessment - posted October 18, 2013


Letter dated October 8, 2013 from EAB to Hydro approving Hydro’s September 19, 2013 request - posted October 18, 2013

Letter dated October 3, 2013 from Hydro to EAB regarding Clause 16 of Environment Act licence - posted October 18, 2013

Letter dated September 30, 2013 from EAB to Hydro approving Hydro’s request to install and occupy a mobile construction camp in Sundance, Manitoba - posted October 11, 2013

Letter dated  September 26, 2013 from Hydro to EAB regarding Clause 17 - unanticipated adjustments to the ROW   - posted March 28, 2014
Attachment 1 
Attachment 2 


Letter dated September 19, 2013 from Hydro to EAB requestion approval to not implement route changes recommended by CEC north of Sec 36-14-10W
- posted October 18, 2013
Attachments:
Map 1
Map 2
Map 3

Letter dated September 18, 2013 from Hydro to EAB requesting approval to install and occupy a mobile construction camp in Sundance, Manitoba - posted October 11, 2013
Attachment

Letter dated September 13, 2013 from EAB to Hydro approving initial works on the Keewatinoow Construction Power Station - posted September 16, 2013

Letter dated September 9, 2013 from Hydro to EAB requesting approval to complete initial works on the Keewatinoow Construction Power Station - posted September 16, 2013

Letter dated August 27, 2013 from EAB to Hydro approving separate EPPs - posted September 16, 2013

Letter dated August 16, 2013 from Hydro to EAB requesting approval to submit separate EPPs - posted September 16, 2013

Licence Cover Letter - posted August 14, 2013

Environment Act Licence - posted August 14, 2013

Letter from Manitoba Hydro to EAB regarding February 20, 2013 letter to the CEC

Letter to the Clean Environment Commission, dated February 20, 2013

TAC Comments on Supplemental Environmental Assessment Report on Route Adjustments

Manitoba Hydro’s Additional Response to August 29, 2012 Request for Additional Information

Additional Information dated February 19, 2013
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http://www.hydro.mb.ca/projects/bipoleIII/regulatory_filings.shtml (This link will direct you to the Manitoba Hydro website. See "Route Adjustment Filings" heading")

Additional TAC Comment on Manitoba Hydro’s October 23, 2012 Letter Concerning Alterations to the Bipole III FPR (Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation)

Additional  TAC Comment on Manitoba Hydro’s October 23, 2012 Letter Concerning Alterations to the Bipole III FPR (Forestry Branch)

Clarification of November 2, 2012 approval of alteration

Additional  TAC Comments on Manitoba Hydro’s October 23, 2012 Letter Concerning Alterations to the Bipole III FPR (Wildlife Branch)

TAC Comments on Manitoba Hydro’s October 23, 2012 Letter Concerning Alterations to the Bipole III FPR

Manitoba Hydro’s response to August 7, 2012 request for additional information
Attachment

Environmental Approval’s Branch Response to Manitoba Hydro’s October 23, 2012 Letter

Manitoba Hydro’s October 23, 2012 final response to August 29, 2012 Request for Additional Information
Letter
Map 1
Map 2
Map 3

Additional Information dated October 2, 2012
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Manitoba Hydro’s initial response to August 29, 2012 Request for Additional Information

Additional Information dated September 17, 2012
Cover letter
Agricultural Map Series - List of Maps
Map Series 100 
Map Series 200
Map Series 300
Map Series 400
Map Series 500
Agricultural Map Series - Houses Barns Structures
Project Description Update
Fox Lake Cree Nation Position Paper
Repeater Station Update
Pre-Construction Plant Surveys Update
Keewatinoow Lagoon Licence and Notification

Letter to the Clean Environment Commission, dated August 31, 2012 and Public Distribution List

Request for Additional Information dated August 29, 2012

TAC comments on the report titled “Bipole III Transmission Project Supplemental Caribou Technical Report” dated August 8, 2012

TAC comments on the report titled “Environmental Impact Statement – Supplemental Material” dated July 31, 2012

TAC comments on Manitoba Hydro’s response to the request for additional information dated May 17, 2012
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Additional Information for Bipole II Transmission Project EIS dated August 8, 2012

Request for Additional Information dated August 7, 2012

http://www.hydro.mb.ca/projects/bipoleIII/regulatory_filings.shtml (This link will direct you to the Manitoba Hydro website. See "July - September 2012" heading.)

Manitoba Hydro’s Response to May 17, 2012 Request for Additional Information

Request for Additional Information dated May 17, 2012

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Comments on EIS
TAC Comments (1 of 2)
TAC Comments (2 of 2) - attachments to Environment Canada letter available upon request

Public Comments on EIS
Public Comments 1 of 5
Public Comments 2 of 5
Public Comments 3 of 5
Public Comments 4 of 5
Public Comments 5 of 5

Additional Information for Bipole III Transmission Project EIS

Advertisement of (EIS)

http://www.hydro.mb.ca/projects/bipoleIII/regulatory_filings.shtml (This document could not be loaded on the Manitoba Conservation website due to its size.  This link will direct you to the Manitoba Hydro website where the EIS is posted as of December 10, 2011)

Final Environmental Assessment Scoping Document (374KB)

Public Comments on Draft Scoping Document
(1 of 2) Public Comments (pdf 409KB)
(2 of 2) Letter from Manitoba Wildlands (pdf 4.20MB) - Attachments to this letter available from the branch on request.

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Comments on the Draft Scoping Document
TAC Comments (pdf 1.04MB)

Proposal Advertisement (pdf 56KB)

Proposal Description and Draft Scoping Document (pdf KB)

Letter of Application (pdf 101KB)

 

 

 

Environmental Approvals Contact: Elise Dagdick