Feds seek comments on Saguenay marine terminal

by MM&D Online Staff

OTTAWA, Ontario—The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) invites the public to comment on which aspects of the environment may be affected by the proposed Marine Terminal Project on the North Shore of the Saguenay, in in Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, Quebec. It is looking for input into what should be examined during the environmental assessment, as detailed in the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Guidelines.

The draft EIS Guidelines and more information on this project are available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website, reference number 80103.

This is the second of four opportunities for the public to comment on this project. All comments received will be considered public. Written comments must be submitted by July 11, 2015 to:
Marine Terminal Project on the North Shore of the Saguenay
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
901-1550 avenue d’Estimauville
Québec QC  G1J 0C1
Telephone: 418-649-6444
Fax: 418-649-6443

Following this comment period, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency will finalize and issue the EIS Guidelines to the proponent. An application period for participant funding and a future public comment period on the proponent’s EIS will be announced at a later date.

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.

Projects subject to CEAA 2012 are assessed using a science-based approach. If the project is permitted to proceed to the next phase, it will continue to be subject to Canada’s environmental laws, enforcement and follow-up, and fines for non-compliance.