Fairview Terminal Phase II Expansion Project - Public Invited to Comment the Draft Scoping Document and Attend Open Houses

    OTTAWA, May 26 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency (the Agency), invites the public to comment on the draft scoping
document for the environmental assessment of the Fairview Terminal Phase II
Expansion Project, in Prince Rupert Harbour, British Columbia.
    The Agency prepared the scoping document on behalf of the responsible
authorities, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Environment Canada, the Canadian
Transportation Agency, as well as the Prince Rupert Port Authority, as a
regulator for this project.
    The scoping document incorporates the requirements of the federal
environmental assessment process and identifies key issues to be addressed in
the comprehensive study.

    Public comments received by June 26, 2009, will be considered. All
written submissions received will be considered public and will become part of
the public registry. Interested persons or groups are invited to send their
comments in the official language of their choice to:

    Fairview Terminal Phase II Expansion Project
    Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
    Suite 805 - 1550 Alberni Street
    Vancouver BC V6G 1A5
    Tel.: 604-666-2401 / Fax: 604-666-3493

    A copy of the draft scoping document is available on the Agency Website at
www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca, under reference number 08-03-37956 or on the Prince
Rupert Port Authority Website at www.rupertport.com.


    The Agency also invites the public to attend open houses in the project
area. The open houses will give the public an opportunity to learn more about
the federal environmental assessment process and how they can participate.
Federal government representatives will be making presentations and will
answer questions.

    The open houses will take place as follows:

    Date                     Location                      Time

                             Crest Hotel
    June 9, 2009             222 1st Avenue West           16:30 - 19:30
                             Prince Rupert BC
                             Coast Hotel
    June 10, 2009            4620 Lakelse Avenue           16:30 - 19:30
                             Terrace BC

    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 project is subject to a comprehensive study environmental assessment
under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and under the Canadian Port
Authority Environmental Assessment Regulations.

    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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