Town of Shelburne Long-Term Well Project - Public Comments Invited

OTTAWA, March 6, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is conducting a comprehensive study environmental assessment of the proposed Town of Shelburne Long-Term Well Project, located in Ontario. The Agency invites the public to comment on the potential environmental effects of the project and the proposed measures to prevent or mitigate those effects as described in a summary of the proponent's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

The Town of Shelburne is proposing to develop a new water supply production well. The proposed well site is located approximately 3 kilometres west of the Town of Shelburne on 2nd Line Southwest. The proposal consists of conveying groundwater from the proposed well site via a water main constructed for the project along existing right-of-ways to a connection with the existing water supply system infrastructure. The proposed water main route is approximately 4 kilometres in length, and follows 2nd Line southwest to Provincial Highway 89, then proceeds eastward along Highway 89 until connecting with the Town of Shelburne's existing water supply system.

Written comments must be submitted by April 5, 2013 to:

Town of Shelburne Long-Term Well Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
55 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 907
Toronto ON M4T 1M2
Telephone: 416-952-1576
Fax: 416-952-1573

To view the summary of the EIS or for more information, visit the Agency's website at (registry reference number 63955). All comments received will be considered public.

The summary of the EIS is also available for viewing at the following location:
Shelburne Public Library
201 Owen Sound Street, Box 127
Shelburne  ON

Following this comment period, the Agency will prepare a Comprehensive Study Report, setting out its conclusions on the environmental effects, the proposed mitigation measures and the significance of any remaining adverse environmental effects. A public comment period on the Comprehensive Study Report will be announced later.

This project is being assessed using a science-based approach.  If it is permitted to proceed to the next phase, it will continue to be subject to Canada's strong environmental laws, rigorous enforcement and follow-up and increased fines.

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:

media may contact: 
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Céline Legault
Communications Advisor
Tel.: 613-957-0278


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