OTTAWA, Feb. 10, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG Project, located in British Columbia.
The Agency invites the public to comment on the draft Environmental Assessment Report, a document that includes the Agency's conclusions and recommendations regarding the potential environmental effects of the project, the proposed mitigation measures, the significance of adverse environmental effects, and the follow-up program.
In keeping with the recently announced interim approach and principles for environmental assessments, information on anticipated direct and upstream greenhouse gas emissions linked to the project is included in the draft Report.
The Agency also invites the public to comment on the potential environmental assessment conditions for the project. These potential conditions would become legally binding on the proponent if the Minister of Environment and Climate Change ultimately issues a decision statement indicating the project may proceed.
This project has benefited from several public and Indigenous consultation opportunities. This is the final public comment period in the process. All comments received will be considered public and posted to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website.
Written comments must be submitted by March 11, 2016 to:
Pacific NorthWest LNG Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
410-701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1C6
Following the public comment period, the Environmental Assessment Report and recommended environmental assessment conditions will be finalized and provided to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. The Minister will then consider all of the information, including input from Indigenous groups and the public, and make a determination as to whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.
More information on this project is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website, reference number 80032.
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SOURCE Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
For further information: Karen Fish, Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, 613-957-0278, Karen.Fish@ceaa-acee.gc.ca