OTTAWA, Feb. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting
a comprehensive study environmental assessment of the proposed
Kingsvale-Oliver Reinforcement Project (the Project) located in British
Columbia (B.C.). The public is invited to comment on the Project and
the conduct of the comprehensive study.
A background document and more information on this project are available
on the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (registry reference number 12-03-64738). The document is also available
in paper copy by request.
The Agency is also making available $25,000 under its Participant
Funding Program to assist groups and individuals to participate in
activities related to subsequent public consultations during the
federal environmental assessment of the Project.
Public comments and funding applications received by March 12, 2012 will
This is the first of three public comment periods that will occur during
the environmental assessment of the Project.
FortisBC Energy Inc. is proposing to construct a new 161 kilometre long
natural gas transmission pipeline generally alongside the existing
natural gas transmission pipeline between Kingsvale, B.C. and Oliver,
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
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