OTTAWA, Jan. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Office of the Minister of the Environment
The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, today announced the referral of the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project in British Columbia for an environmental assessment by an independent review panel.
The decision to refer the project was made after considering its potential for significant adverse environmental effects and concerns expressed by the public and Aboriginal groups in relation to these effects.
The Minister has set timelines for the environmental assessment of the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project as follows:
- The timeline for the review panel to be established (pre-panel phase) is 150 days (5 months) from the date of referral of the project up to the establishment of the review panel.
- The timeline for the review panel to submit its report (panel phase) is 430 days (14 months) from the date of establishment of the review panel.
- The timeline for the federal Minister's decision statement (post-panel phase) is 150 days (5 months) from the date of submission of the review panel's report.
The above timelines do not include the time the proponent, Port Metro Vancouver, takes to gather information required for the environmental assessment.
- Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced today the referral of the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project for an environmental assessment by a review panel.
- Information on the project and the environmental assessment process is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website, reference number 80054.
- 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.
- Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency)
- Basics of Environmental Assessment (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency)
- Responsible Resource Development (Canada's Economic Action Plan)
SOURCE: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
For further information:
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of the Environment
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency