Where Foothills proposes a location of the pipeline or a portion thereof to the designated officer for approval, Foothills shall, in a manner satisfactory to the designated officer, take into account the effect, if any, of the construction or operation of the pipeline on the existing or potential uses of any land or waterbody through which the pipeline is proposed to pass.

Permafrost and Frozen Ground

 Foothills shall, in the construction and operation of the pipeline, take measures satisfactory to the designated officer to minimize to the satisfaction of the designated officer any change in the existing physical or biological conditions arising from the consequences of thaw settlement.

 Foothills shall inspect, to the satisfaction of the designated officer, the implementation of the measures referred to in section 73 and shall, when requested by the designated officer, monitor to the satisfaction of the designated officer, the effectiveness of those measures.

Drainage, Erosion Control and Revegetation

 Foothills shall, in the planning and construction of the pipeline, take such measures as are satisfactory to the designated officer to

  • (a) minimize disturbance of erosion-sensitive terrain; and

  • (b) minimize construction on erosion-sensitive terrain during periods in which erosion is most likely to be initiated.

 Foothills shall design and implement erosion control measures satisfactory to the designated officer in respect of those areas through which the pipeline passes to minimize any interference with any other use of land or water and to protect the environment.

 Foothills shall, in the construction and operation of the pipeline, minimize, to the satisfaction of the designated officer, the development of subsurface channels along the pipeline and

  • (a) any change in the natural drainage patterns, and

  • (b) any increase in the sediment loading in waterbodies

of those areas through which the pipeline passes.

 Foothills shall implement such measures as are satisfactory to the designated officer to rehabilitate land disturbed by the construction or operation of the pipeline.

 Foothills shall take measures to revegetate land, other than agricultural land, to the satisfaction of the designated officer, disturbed by the construction or operation of the pipeline in a manner that complements any other measure Foothills takes to control drainage and erosion.

 Where land is to be rehabilitated pursuant to section 78 or revegetated pursuant to section 79, Foothills shall rehabilitate or revegetate, as the case may be, the land in a manner consistent with present land use practices employed in that portion of the Province through which the pipeline passes and shall give priority to the following objectives:

  • (a) the control of erosion and its impacts,

  • (b) the protection or enhancement of important wildlife habitat, and

  • (c) the restoration of the aesthetic value of the land

and such priority shall be given in the order set out in paragraphs (a) to (c).