DELTA, BC, July 6, 2018 /CNW/ - The Review Panel conducting the environmental assessment for the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project is seeking comments on information request responses and draft Public Hearing Procedures.
The Review Panel is inviting comments on the responses from the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (the Proponent) to the Review Panel's information requests received up to July 6, 2018, including the Project Construction Update (Document 1210). The public, Indigenous groups, government departments and agencies are invited to submit written comments on whether the information provided by the Proponent is sufficient.
To date the Proponent has responded to Information Request Package 1 through 6, as well as to select topics found in Package 7 and 8, which can be found on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry (Document 934). Participants are encouraged to review the available information and provide their comments.
Before determining whether it has sufficient information to proceed to a public hearing, the Review Panel will hold an additional public comment period on all remaining information available on the public registry.
The Review Panel also invites Indigenous groups, the public, and the Proponent to submit comments on the draft Public Hearing Procedures that outline how the public hearing will be organized and how the public and Indigenous groups can participate.
At this time, the Review Panel cannot predict the timing of the public hearing. The Review Panel will provide 60 days' notice in advance of the start of the public hearing.
The Review Panel is seeking input on the timing of traditional activities that should be considered when scheduling the public hearing, including input regarding suitable locations to hold the General and Community hearing sessions. The Review Panel will consider all comments received before issuing the final Public Hearing Procedures and the Public Hearing Schedule.
All comments received on the Proponent's responses to information requests, the Project Construction Update, and the draft Public Hearing Procedures will be considered public and will be posted to the online public registry.
Written comments in either official language should be sent by October 5, 2018 to: Panel.RBT2@ceaa.gc.ca
SOURCE Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
For further information: Media may contact: Shelley Rolland-Poruks, Communications, Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project -- Review Panel, Shelley.Rolland-Poruks@ceaa-acee.gc.ca