OTTAWA, Jan. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's Environment Minister, the
Honourable Peter Kent, announced today that the proposed Fairview
Terminal Phase II Expansion Project is not likely to cause significant
adverse environmental effects with the implementation of the mitigation
measures described in the Comprehensive Study Report.
In reaching his decision, the Minister considered the Comprehensive
Study Report and the comments received from the public on that report.
The Minister has referred the project back to Fisheries and Oceans
Canada, Environment Canada and the Canadian Transportation Agency for
A copy of the Minister's environmental assessment decision statement is
available in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry, reference
The Prince Rupert Port Authority and Canadian National Railway (CN Rail)
are proposing to expand the existing Fairview Terminal at Prince
Rupert, B.C. This will include extending the existing wharf structure
and expanding the onshore terminal. As part of the project, CN Rail is
proposing to construct two rail sidings, a maintenance road and wye (a
triangular shaped arrangement of railway tracks with a switch point at
each corner) in order to achieve terminal throughput design capacity.
This project was 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 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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