Labrador-Island Transmission Link Project - Public Comments Invited

OTTAWA, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is conducting a comprehensive study type environmental assessment for the Labrador-Island Transmission Link Project located in Newfoundland and Labrador. The public is invited to comment on the Comprehensive Study Report for this project.

The Comprehensive Study Report includes the Agency's conclusions and recommendations regarding the implementation of mitigation measures and whether or not the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

The Comprehensive Study Report and more information on this project are available on the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (registry reference number 51746). All comments received will be considered public.

Copies of the Comprehensive Study Report are also available for viewing at the following locations:

Memorial University of Newfoundland
Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Queen Elizabeth II Library
St. John's, NL
Clarenville Public Library
98 Manitoba Drive
Clarenville, NL
Grand Falls-Windsor Public Library
1 Cromer Avenue
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL
Deer Lake Public Library
4 Poplar Road
Deer Lake, NL
Daniels Harbour Public Library
15 Church Lane
Daniels Harbour, NL
St. Anthony Public Library
West Street (Town Council Building, 2nd Floor)
St. Anthony, NL
Happy Valley-Goose Bay Public Library
141 Hamilton River Road
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
L'Anse Au Loup Public Library
Branch Road (Lawrence D. O'Brien Town Centre)
L'Anse Au Loup, NL

Written comments must be sent by July 27, 2013 to:

Labrador-Island Transmission Link Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
200-1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3N4
Telephone: 902-426-0564
Fax: 902-426-6550
Labrador-Island.TransmissionLink@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

This is the final public comment period on the environmental assessment of the project. After this public comment period, the Minister of the Environment will take into consideration the Comprehensive Study Report along with comments received from the public and Aboriginal groups and issue an environmental assessment decision statement.

This project is being assessed using a science-based approach under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

The Proposed Project
The Labrador-Island Transmission Link Project, as presented by the proponent, Nalcor Energy, involves the construction and operation of an approximately 1,100 kilometre-long transmission line and associated infrastructure within and between Labrador and the Island of Newfoundland.

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 more information, media may contact: 
Sofie McCoy-Astell
Communications Advisor
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Telephone: 613-960-1519
E-mail: Sofie.McCoy-Astell@ceaa-acee.gc.ca


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