Federal Funding Awarded to Participate in the Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Saskatchewan Landing Regional Water Supply Project

    OTTAWA, May 6 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
(the Agency) has awarded a total of $10,000 to the Métis Nation of
Saskatchewan to support its participation in the environmental assessment of
the proposed Saskatchewan Landing Regional Water Supply Project in west
central Saskatchewan.
    This funding is being provided to assist the recipient to participate in
the comprehensive study process and in the review of the comprehensive study
report to be submitted by the responsible authority, Infrastructure Canada.
    A Funding Review Committee (FRC), independent of the environmental
assessment process, was established to examine the request for funding
received for this project. All of the FRC's recommendations are unanimous and
are contained in its report. The report, along with further information on the
project, is available in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry at
www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca , under reference number 08-03-38508.

    Saskatchewan Landing Regional Water Pipeline Utility is planning to
construct a large-scale water infrastructure system in west central
Saskatchewan. The project would encompass the Kyle area sub-region and the
Elrose Rosetown area sub-region, and would utilize groundwater from two or
three aquifers.

    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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