Public Comment Invited on the Comprehensive Study Report of the Proposed
Lower Mattagami Hydroelectric Complex Redevelopment Project

OTTAWA, Oct. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency invites the public to comment on the conclusions, recommendations and any other aspect of the comprehensive study report prepared for the proposed Lower Mattagami Hydroelectric Complex Redevelopment Project located northeast of Kapuskasing, Ontario.

Public comments received by November 9, 2009 will be considered. All documents received will be considered public and will become part of the public registry. Interested individuals or groups are invited to send their comments, quoting the project title or the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry reference number, in the official language of their choice to:

    
    Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
    Ontario Regional Office
    55 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 907
    Toronto ON  M4T 1M2
    Tel.: 416-952-1576
    Fax: 416-952-1573
    ceaa.ontario@ceaa-acee.gc.ca
    

Following the public comment period on the report, and after reviewing the comments received, the Minister of the Environment will issue an environmental assessment decision statement.

The comprehensive study report, along with more information on this project is available in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca, under reference number 07-03-26302.

Ontario Power Generation is proposing to redevelop the Lower Mattagami Hydroelectric Complex. 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.

SOURCE Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

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


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