Randle Reef Sediment Remediation Project - Public Comments Invited on the Comprehensive Study Report

OTTAWA, Jan. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is conducting a comprehensive study environmental assessment for the Randle Reef Sediment Remediation Project located in Ontario. The public is invited to comment on the Comprehensive Study Report for this proposed project.

The Comprehensive Study Report includes the conclusions and recommendations regarding the implementation of appropriate mitigation measures and whether or not the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

The Comprehensive Study Report and more information on this project are available on the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (registry reference number 80001).

Copies of the Comprehensive Study Report are also available for viewing at the following locations:

Environment Canada
Canada Centre for Inland Waters Library
867 Lakeshore Road, Room: L200
Burlington, ON
Please contact 905-336-4982 to arrange viewing
Hamilton Public Library
Central Branch
55 York Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Reference Desk
Hamilton, ON
Environment Canada
Downsview Library Services
4905 Dufferin Street, Floor 3rd
Toronto, ON
Please contact 416-739-5702 to arrange viewing
Burlington Public Library
Central Branch
2331 New Street
Burlington, ON
Hamilton Port Authority
605 James Street North, 6th Floor
Hamilton, ON
Please contact 905-525-4330 to arrange viewing
 

Written comments in either official language must be sent by February 3, 2013 to:

Randle Reef Sediment Remediation Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
55 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 907
Toronto ON M4T 1M2
Tel: 416-952-1576
Fax: 416-952-1573
RandleReef.EA@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

This is the final public comment period of the environmental assessment of the project. After this public comment period, the Minister of the Environment will take into consideration the Comprehensive Study Report along with comments received from the public and Aboriginal groups and issue an environmental assessment decision statement.

This project was assessed using a science-based approach. As for any project assessed under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, it will continue to be subject to Canada's strong environmental laws, rigorous enforcement and follow-up, and increased fines.

The Proposed Project
The project involves the construction of a capped engineered containment facility (ECF) of about 7.5 ha, consisting of a peninsula attached to Hamilton Port Authority's Pier 15.  The ECF would cover in-situ about 130,000 m3 of contaminated sediments and contain about 500,000 m3 of dredged contaminated sediments from the surrounding areas.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in support of sustainable development. 

SOURCE: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

For further information:

Media may contact:

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Céline Legault
Communications Advisor
Tel.: 613-957-0278