Proposed 407 East Transportation Corridor Project

Federal Funding Awarded to Participate in the Environmental Assessment

OTTAWA, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has awarded a total of $25,000 to four applicants in support of their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed 407 East Transportation Corridor Project in the Durham Region in Ontario.

The funding recipients are: Transport Action Ontario, the Board of Management of the Toronto Zoo, Libby Racansky and the Huron-Wendat Nation.

This funding is awarded through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Agency and is being provided to assist the recipients in participating in upcoming steps of the comprehensive study process, including the review of the comprehensive study report.

A funding review committee examined the requests for funding. The committee's report, along with further information on the project, is available in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry at href="http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/">www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca , under reference number 10-03-39781.

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (the proponent) is proposing to construct an easterly extension of the 407 Transportation Corridor (highway/transitway). The undertaking would consist of a highway and transitway, including the extension of mainline 407 from its current terminus at Brock Road to Highway 35/115 and two north-south links connecting Highway 401 to the proposed extension of Highway 407.

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

For further information: For further information:

media may contact:

Maxine Leger-Haskell
Communications Advisor
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Tel.: 613-957-0406


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