OTTAWA, Aug. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada's Environment Minister, John Baird,
today announced that after extensive review, the proposed Liquefied Natural
Gas (LNG) Transshipment and Storage Terminal project in Grassy Point, at the
head of Placentia Bay in Newfoundland and Labrador, is not likely to cause
significant adverse environmental effects taking into account all appropriate
mitigation measures. The Minister has referred the project back to the
responsible authorities, Transport Canada (TC) and Fisheries and Oceans Canada
(DFO), for appropriate action.
The Minister based his decision on the following information:
- the comprehensive study report, including the conclusions and
recommendations, submitted by TC and DFO;
- the results of a 31-day public comment period and the responsible
authorities' responses to these comments; and
- the implementation of the proposed mitigation measures and a follow-up
The proponent, Newfoundland LNG Limited, is planning to construct,
operate and eventually decommission a LNG Transshipment and Storage Terminal.
The development proposal consists of the following: a marine terminal
(comprised of three (3) berths with service platforms, dolphins,
trestle/walkway and piles), a tug basin, eight LNG storage tanks, supporting
infrastructure including an access road, office facilities, security fencing,
and utilities such as water and power.
A copy of the Minister's environmental assessment decision statement is
available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry at www.ceaa.gc.ca,
reference number 07-03-26546.
For further information:
For further information: Media may contact: Lucille Jamault, Senior
Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, (613)