Federal Funding Awarded to Take Part in the Federal Environmental Assessment of the Eider Rock Project, Marine Terminal



    OTTAWA, Nov. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency (the Agency) has awarded $60,000 to three applicants to support their
participation in the federal environmental assessment process of the proposed
Eider Rock Project, Marine Terminal in Saint John, New Brunswick.
    The funding recipients are the Fundy North Fishermen's Association, the
Conservation Council of New Brunswick and the Sierra Club of Canada.
    This funding is being provided to assist the recipients to participate in
the comprehensive study process and/or in the review of the comprehensive
study report to be submitted by the responsible authorities, namely Fisheries
and Oceans Canada, Transport Canada and Environment Canada. The funding is
made available through the Participant Funding Program administered by the
Agency.
    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 their report. The report, along with further
information on the project, is available on the Canadian Environmental
Assessment Registry, under registry number 07-03-28779 at
www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca .
    The proposed development consists of the construction and operation of a
new petroleum refinery and associated land-based and marine-based
infrastructure for producing refined petroleum products for the domestic and
export markets.

    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: Nicholas Girard, Senior Communications Advisor,
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, (613) 957-0958,
nicholas.girard@ceaa-acee.gc.ca


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