OTTAWA, Aug. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) commenced a federal environmental assessment of the Port of Quebec Deep-Water Multipurpose Wharf Project – Beauport 2020.
The Agency invites the public to comment on which aspects of the environment may be affected by this project and what should be examined during the environmental assessment, as detailed in the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Guidelines.
This is the first of three opportunities for the public to comment on this project. All comments received will be considered public. Written comments must be submitted by September 9, 2015 to:
Port of Quebec Deep-Water Multipurpose Wharf Project – Beauport 2020
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
901-1550 d'Estimauville Avenue
Québec, Quebec G1J 0C1
Projects subject to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) are assessed using a science-based approach. If the project is permitted to proceed to the next phase, it will continue to be subject to Canada's environmental laws, enforcement and follow-up, and fines for non-compliance.
- The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is seeking public comments on the draft EIS Guidelines for the proposed Port of Quebec Deep-Water Multipurpose Wharf Project – Beauport 2020.
- The draft EIS Guidelines and more information on this project are available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website, reference number 80107.
- Following this comment period, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency will finalize and issue the EIS Guidelines to the proponent. An application period for participant funding and a future public comment period on the proponent's EIS will be announced at a later date.
- 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.
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