Canada's Environment Minister Announces Decision on the Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Project to Upgrade to Standard the Drinking Water Installations of the Municipality of Weedon

    OTTAWA, Feb. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada's Environment Minister Jim Prentice
announced today that the proposed project to upgrade to standard the drinking
water installations of the Municipality of Weedon is not likely to cause
significant adverse environmental effects. The Minister has referred the
project back to the responsible authority, Economic Development Agency of
Canada for the Regions of Quebec, for appropriate action.
    The Minister based his decision on the comprehensive study report,
including the conclusions and recommendations submitted by the responsible
authority, the results of a public comment period, the implementation of the
proposed mitigation measures and a follow-up program.
    The project consists of upgrading to standard the drinking water
installations of the Municipality of Weedon, which will supply a drinking
water source benefiting approximately 1250 people.
    A copy of the Minister's environmental assessment decision statement is
available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry at, reference number 07-03-24704.

    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.

For further information:

For further information: Lucille Jamault, Senior Communications Advisor,
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, (613) 957-0434

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