Public comment sought on Milton Logistics Hub

by MM&D Online Staff

OTTAWA, Ontario—The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the Canadian Transportation Agency invite the public to comment on the draft Agreement to Establish a Review Panel for the proposed Milton Logistics Hub project in Milton, Ontario.

CN is proposing the construction and operation of a logistics hub, designed to transfer containers between trucks and railcars. The project would include a railway yard with more than 20 km of track and be located in Milton, Ontario, about 50 km west of Toronto.

Once final, the Agreement will establish the mandate and authority of the review panel, as well as the procedures and timelines for the conduct of the review under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 and the Canada Transportation Act.

The public, Indigenous groups and governments are invited to submit written comments on the draft Agreement in either official language by July 11, 2016.

A resource document to assist participants in submitting comments on the draft Agreement is available on the public registry. Documents submitted as part of the review will be considered public, and will be posted on the online registry. After taking public comments into consideration, the Agreement will be finalized and made public.

To submit comments, or to be included on the distribution list and to be kept informed of the review panel process and activities, send an email to:
CEAA.LogisticsHub-PoleLogistique.ACEE@ceaa-acee.gc.ca.

The Environmental Impact Statement was submitted by the proponent in December 2015 and is available on the public registry.

The Canada Transportation Act Section 98 Application was submitted by the proponent on January 22, 2016.