Federal Participant Funding Awarded for Environmental Assessment of Crude Oil Refinery Project in Newfoundland and Labrador

    OTTAWA, June 19 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency (the Agency) has awarded $41,500 to the Fish, Food and Allied Workers
to support its participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed
Crude Oil Refinery project in Southern Head, Newfoundland and Labrador.
    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 authorities, Transport Canada and
Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The funding is made available through the
Participant Funding Program administered by the Agency.
    A Participant Funding Review Committee, independent of the environmental
assessment process, was established to examine the request for funding
received for this project. All of the Committee's recommendations are
unanimous and are contained in the Committee's report. The report, along with
further information on the project, is available on the Canadian Environmental
Assessment Registry at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca , under registry number

    Newfoundland and Labrador Refining Corporation proposes to construct,
operate and eventually decommission a new oil refinery at Southern Head, at
the head of Placentia Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador. The development proposal
includes a 300,000 barrel per day crude oil refinery and new marine facilities
consisting of a heavy lift dock, a tug berth, and a marine terminal. The
proposed refinery will be capable of expanding to 600,000 barrels per day if
required in the future.

    For more information on the Participant Funding Program, contact:
    Suzanne Osborne
    Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
    Tel.: (613) 957-0254

    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: Media: Nicholas Girard, Canadian Environmental
Assessment Agency, (613) 957-0958

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