OTTAWA, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
is making available funding to support public participation in the
federal environmental assessment of the Tazi Twe Hydroelectric Project*
located in Saskatchewan.
Funding will be provided to eligible individuals and groups to enable
their participation in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment
such as consultation related to the Environmental Impact Statement and
consultation on the draft Environmental Assessment Report.
Applications received by May 31, 2013 will be considered. Recipients 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 80031) or contact the Participant Funding Program by writing to PFP.PAFP@ceaa-acee.gc.ca or by calling 1-866-582-1884.
The Agency's Participant Funding Program also provides funding
specifically to Aboriginal groups to assist them to prepare for and
participate in consultation activities associated with federal
environmental assessment. The amount of funding allocated will be
announced at a later date.
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
Black Lake First Nation and Saskatchewan Power Corporation are proposing
the construction and operation of a 42 to 50 megawatt water diversion
type electrical generating station at Elizabeth Falls. The proposed
project would be located adjacent to the Fond du Lac River between
Black Lake and Middle Lake, on Black Lake First Nation Reserve lands in
northern Saskatchewan. The proposed project would involve the
construction and operation of a water intake, a power tunnel, a
powerhouse, a tail race, a submerged weir, a construction camp, a
bridge, and access roads.
*Note this project was formerly known as the Elizabeth Falls
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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