OTTAWA, June 16, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Review Panel for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project today announced the start of a comment period on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and the Marine Shipping Addendum submitted by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. Indigenous groups, government bodies, the public and other interested parties are invited to provide comments on these and other records relating to the environmental assessment of the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project. The Panel also announced today that it has scheduled an orientation session open to the public regarding the environmental assessment process to be held June 28, 2016 in Vancouver.
Indigenous groups, government bodies, the public and other interested parties are invited to submit comments to the Review Panel on the sufficiency and technical merit of the environmental assessment information which is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry (the Registry) at www.ceaa.gc.ca, reference number 80054. Participants are also invited to make recommendations to the Panel on additional information that it should receive prior to proceeding to a public hearing for the Project. A resource document to assist participants in the preparation of their submissions is now available on the Registry.
The Review Panel will consider all submissions including those that have already been sent by participants in relation to the environmental assessment of the Project and are posted on the Registry. The Panel requests that participants not submit duplicate comments or recommendations for additional information.
Please forward submissions in either official language to the Review Panel Manager by email or mail on or before October 14, 2016. Documents submitted or generated as part of the environmental assessment will be considered public and will be posted on the Registry.
Review Panel Manager, Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project
c/o Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor, Ottawa ON K1A 0H3
Tel.: 613-957-0626 or 1-866-582-1884 / Panel.RBT2@ceaa.gc.ca
The Review Panel invites the public to attend, or observe via webcast, an orientation session where information will be provided by federal and provincial bodies that have a mandate and expertise in relation to the proposed Project and its potential environmental effects. The Project Proponent, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, will provide an overview of its responsibilities as they relate to marine activities. Although participants and the public will not have an opportunity to ask questions during the session, follow-up questions may be sent to the Panel for its consideration.
The Review Panel intends to provide a live webcast of the orientation session and to archive the video recording. A transcript of the proceedings will be posted on the Registry following the session. Additional information on the session and the webcast details will be provided by the Panel at a later date.
The orientation session will be held:
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Simon Fraser University – Segal Building, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
To receive updates and notice of public participation opportunities for the environmental assessment of the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project, please provide your name and email address to Panel.RBT2@ceaa.gc.ca.
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority proposes the construction and operation of a new three-berth marine container terminal located at Roberts Bank in Delta, British Columbia. The Project would be located next to the existing Deltaport and Westshore Terminals. The environmental assessment includes a consideration of the proposed Project and of marine shipping associated with the Project.
SOURCE Review Panel Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project
For further information: Media Contact: Shelley Rolland-Poruks, Review Panel Communications Advisor, Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project, Tel.: 613-948-1357, Shelley.Rolland-Poruks@ceaa-acee.gc.ca