Public comment sought on Fort Saskatchewan rail project

by MM&D Online Staff

OTTAWA, Ontario—The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) is seeking public comments on the summary of the project description for the proposed Fort Saskatchewan Rail Facility Project, located in Alberta.

The summary of the project description and more information on this project are available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website, reference number 80074.

To assist it in making its decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. All comments received will be considered public. Written comments must be submitted by July 24, 2014 to:

Fort Saskatchewan Rail Facility Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Canada Place
1145-9700 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4C3
Telephone: 780-495-2037
Fax: 780-495-2876

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 strong environmental laws, rigorous enforcement and follow-up, and fines for non-compliance.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency will post a decision on its website stating whether an environmental assessment is required. If it is determined that an environmental assessment is required, the public will have three more opportunities to comment on this project, consistent with the transparency and public engagement elements of CEAA 2012.

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.