OTTAWA, Feb. 7 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the
Agency) and the Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Department of
Environment and Conservation invite Aboriginal groups and the public to
comment on the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Guidelines
and Scoping Document for the proposed Labrador-Island Transmission Link
Project in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The draft EIS Guidelines and Scoping Document will provide directions to
the proponent on how to conduct the environmental impact assessment and
to prepare the final EIS for this project. The document reflects
concerns and issues regarding the proposed project and identifies the
information that needs to be included in the EIS. Public comments on
the document will be reviewed and considered before the EIS Guidelines
and Scoping Document is finalized and issued to the proponent.
The draft EIS Guidelines and Scoping Document is available on the
Agency's Web site at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca , in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry, under reference
number 10-03-51746 . It is also available on the NL Department of Environment and
Conservation's Web site at www.env.gov.nl.ca . The document is available in hard copy, by request.
The Agency is also making available $200,000 under its Participant
Funding Program to assist groups and individuals to take part in
upcoming steps in the federal environmental assessment of this project.
Public comments and funding applications received by March 21, 2011 will
This is the second of several public comment periods that occur during
the environmental assessment of a project. Future public participation
opportunities, including the comment period on the Comprehensive Study
Report, will be announced at a later date.
The Labrador-Island Transmission Link Project, as presented by the
proponent, Nalcor Energy, involves the construction and operation of an
approximately 1100-kilometre long transmission line and associated
infrastructure within and between Labrador and the Island of
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.
The NL Department of Environment and Conservation administers the
Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Protection Act and the associated environmental assessment process.
SOURCE Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation
For further information:
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
NL Department of Environment and Conservation
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