OTTAWA and VICTORIA, May 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office today released the Report of the Joint Review Panel for the proposed Site C project in British Columbia. The report was submitted to the federal and provincial governments on May 1, 2014.
The Panel was mandated by Canada's Minister of the Environment and the British Columbia Minister of Environment to assess the proposed project's potential environmental, economic, social, heritage and health effects.
Both governments will now review the Panel's findings. The Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia will each make a determination on the project and the respective decisions under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 and the BC Environmental Assessment Act will be made public within six months.
The Panel report, along with a summary, is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry at ceaa-acee.gc.ca registry #63919, and on the Electronic Project Information Centre of the BC Environmental Assessment Office at www.eao.gov.bc.ca .
- The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the BC Environmental Assessment Office today released the report of the Joint Review Panel for the proposed Site C project.
- The proposed project consists of constructing and operating a dam and 1,100-megawatt hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River in north-eastern British Columbia.
SOURCE: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
For further information: Contacts: Lucille Jamault, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, Telephone: 613-957-0434, firstname.lastname@example.org; Media Relations, British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Telephone: 250-953-3834