OTTAWA, Nov. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency announces today that the Marine Shipping Addendum to the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project is available for public comment. The Addendum was prepared by the proponent, Port Metro Vancouver, and provides an analysis of the potential environmental effects of marine shipping associated with the project.
The Agency invites the public, Aboriginal groups, governments and other participants to submit their views in writing on the completeness of the information presented in the Addendum as measured against the updated EIS Guidelines. An opportunity for participants to comment on the sufficiency and technical merit of the EIS and the Addendum will be provided once the federal review panel is appointed.
A resource document to assist participants in submitting comments on the completeness of the Addendum is available on the public registry. All comments received will be posted on the Agency's online public registry. Written comments in either official language should be sent by December 16, 2015 by mail or email to:
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Debra Myles, Panel Manager
160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor
Ottawa ON K1A 0H3
The EIS Guidelines, updated in April 2015, included the requirement for information and analysis on the potential environmental effects of marine shipping associated with the project. Once the Agency has deemed the EIS and the Addendum complete, a review panel will be established by the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to continue the environmental assessment.
- Port Metro Vancouver proposes the construction and operation of a new three-berth marine container terminal located at Roberts Bank in Delta, B.C., 35 kilometres south of Vancouver. The proposed project, to be located next to the existing Deltaport and Westshore Terminals, would provide an additional 2.4 million twenty-foot equivalent units of container capacity per year at Roberts Bank.
- The EIS, the Addendum and the resource document are available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry, at ceaa.gc.ca, reference number 80054.
SOURCE Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
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