Prince Rupert LNG Project - Federal Funding Available
OTTAWA, Aug. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is making available funding to support the participation of the public and Aboriginal groups in the federal environmental assessment of the Prince Rupert LNG Project located in British Columbia.
Funding is available for eligible individuals and groups to enable their participation in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment, which include reviewing and providing comments on the Environmental Impact Statement and on the draft Environmental Assessment Report.
Applications received by September 27, 2013 will be considered. Recipients and the amounts of funding allocated will be announced at a later date.
To apply for funding or for more information on the project and the environmental assessment process, visit the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (registry reference number 80042) or contact the Participant Funding Program by writing to PFP.PAFP@ceaa-acee.gc.ca or by calling 1-866-582-1884.
As part of the strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 put in place to support the government's Responsible Resource Development Initiative, the Agency is conducting a federal environmental assessment of this project.
This project is being assessed using a science-based approach. If the project is permitted to proceed to the next phase, it will continue to be subject to Canada's strong environmental laws, rigorous enforcement and follow-up and increased fines.
The proposed project
Prince Rupert LNG Limited proposes to develop a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility on Ridley Island at the Port of Prince Rupert in British Columbia. The proposed project includes the construction of a natural gas liquefaction plant and associated port and infrastructure facilities to export liquefied natural gas to international markets. The LNG facility would be developed in two phases, reaching a nominal capacity of up to 21 million tonnes per annum.
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.
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