Federal Funding Awarded for Participation in the Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Lower Mattagami Hydroelectric Complex Redevelopment Project



    OTTAWA, Oct. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency (the Agency) has awarded $13,000 to the Métis Nation of Ontario to
support its participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed
Lower Mattagami Hydroelectric Complex Redevelopment Project in Ontario.
    A Participant Funding Review Committee, independent of the environmental
assessment process, was established to examine the request for funding
received for this project. All of the Committee's recommendations are
unanimous and are contained in the report of the Funding Review Committee. The
report, along with further information on the project, is available in the
Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca , under
reference number 07-03-26302.
    This funding is being provided to assist the recipient to participate in
the comprehensive study process and in the review of the comprehensive study
report to be submitted by the responsible authority, Fisheries and Oceans
Canada. The funding is made available through the Participant Funding Program
administered by the Agency.
    Ontario Power Generation is proposing to redevelop the Lower Mattagami
Hydroelectric Complex, located approximately 70 km northeast of Kapuskasing.
The Little Long, Harmon and Kipling generating stations will be expanded with
the addition of a turbine/generator and the Smoky Falls site will be
redeveloped to accommodate a new generating station.

    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.




For further information:

For further information: media may contact: Lucille Jamault, Senior
Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, (613)
957-0434


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