Fairview Terminal Phase II Expansion Project - Availability of $100,000 to Participate in the Environmental Assessment

    OTTAWA, May 29 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency (the Agency) is making available $100,000 under its Participant Funding
Program (the Program) to assist groups or individuals to take part in the
environmental assessment of the Fairview Terminal Phase II Expansion Project,
in Prince Rupert Harbour, British Columbia.
    To receive funding, successful applicants must participate in the
comprehensive study process. This funding is intended for activities that will
follow the public consultation currently underway on the scope of the project.
    A Participant Funding Review Committee, independent of the environmental
assessment process, will consider all applications and recommend allocation of
funds. Funding applications received by the Agency by June 29, 2009 will be
    Information on the Program is available on the Agency Website at
www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca. Information on the proposed project is also available on
the Website, in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry, under
reference number 08-03-37956.
    The Prince Rupert Port Authority is proposing to expand its existing
Fairview Container Terminal in Prince Rupert Harbour. This will include
extending the existing wharf structure and expanding the on-shore terminal. As
part of the project, the Canadian National Railway Company is proposing
improvements to the associated rail infrastructure.

    The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal
environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects
of proposed project 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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