Federal Funding Allocated to Support Aboriginal and Public Participation in the Environmental Assessment of the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project

OTTAWA, June 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is announcing today the allocation of $448,355.75 to 13 applicants to support their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project located in Delta, British Columbia, approximately 35 kilometres south of Vancouver.

Details of Allocation

Applicant

Allocation

Cowichan Tribes

$32,000

Lake Cowichan First Nation

$31,800

Lyackson First Nation

$30,360

Metis Nation British Columbia

$35,001

Penelakut Tribe

$32,000

Semiahmoo First Nation

$44,002

Stz'uminus First Nation

$31,900

Tsawwassen First Nation

$56,000

Tsleil-Waututh Nation

$43,833.75

Halalt First Nation

$32,000

Musqueam Indian Band

$42,959

Hwlitsum First Nation

$20,000

Federation of BC Naturalists (BC Nature)

$16,500

Total

 $448,355.75

 

This funding is allocated through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Agency and is intended to assist the participation of Aboriginal groups, not-for profit organizations and individuals in the environmental assessment, including reviewing and providing comments on the Review Panel Terms of Reference and the Environmental Impact Statement, and preparing for and participating in the public hearing.

More information on this project and the environmental assessment process is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website at www.ceaa.gc.ca, reference number 80054.

Quick Facts

  • On January 7, 2014, Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq, referred the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project to a review panel for an environmental assessment.
  • Port Metro Vancouver proposes the construction and operation of a new three-berth marine container terminal located at Roberts Bank in Delta, British Columbia. The proposed project, to be located next to the existing Deltaport and Westshore Terminals, would provide an additional 2.4 million units of container capacity per year at Roberts Bank.
  • 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.

 

Associated Links

SOURCE Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

For further information: Isabelle Perrault, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, 613 960-0290, isabelle.perrault@ceaa-acee.gc.ca