New public comment phase for Milton Logistics hub

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is holding a public comment period as part of the post-decision phase for the Milton Logistics Hub Project, a container logistics hub located in Milton, Ontario.

The hub was first announced in 2015, and the environmental assessment process started in 2016.

The minister of environment and climate change approved the project in 2021. Since then, the proponent, Canadian National Railway Company, has proposed a revised approach for the reconfiguration of two existing oil pipelines around the terminal area.

The project includes a railway yard with over 20 kilometres of track approximately 50 kilometres west of Toronto. Two oil pipelines owned and operated by Sun-Canadian Pipeline Limited currently run in a southwest-northeast direction in a single right-of-way across CN’s property, in the northwest portion of the proposed terminal area. The pipelines must be reconfigured to ensure their integrity during the Project.

CN has suggested a revised approach to the pipeline move that would see them buried deeper and that it believes would minimize disruption to the environment and local residents.

The public is invited to review an analysis of this change and the proposed amendments. Please note that this comment period is strictly on the proposed amendments to the project. The project approval cannot be amended.

The draft analysis report can be seen here.

Written comments in either official language will be accepted until June 27, 2022. All comments received will be published online as part of the project file.

Comments can be submitted online by visiting the project home page on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry (reference number 80100).

Participants who wish to provide their input in a different format can contact the Agency by writing to conditions@iaac-aeic.gc.ca.