Feds begin environmental assessment on transmission link

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Deadline for public comments July 27

Public Advisory

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency announced today it is conducting a comprehensive study type environmental assessment for the Labrador-Island Transmission Link Project in Newfoundland and Labrador. The public is invited to comment on the Comprehensive Study Report for this project.

The Comprehensive Study Report includes the Agency's conclusions and recommendations regarding the implementation of mitigation measures and whether or not the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

The Comprehensive Study Report and more information on this project are available on the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (registry reference number 51746). All comments received will be considered public.

Copies of the Comprehensive Study Report are also available for viewing at several locations around the province, including the public libraries at Clarenville, Grand Falls-Windsor, Deer Lake, St. Anthony, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Daniel’s Harbour and L’Anse Au Loup, and at the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, QEII Library, Memorial University, St. Johns.

Written comments must be sent by July 27, 2013, to:

Labrador-Island Transmission Link Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
200-1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3N4
Telephone: 902-426-0564
Fax: 902-426-6550

This is the final public comment period on the environmental assessment of the project. After this public comment period, the Minister of the Environment will take into consideration the Comprehensive Study Report along with comments received from the public and Aboriginal groups and issue an environmental assessment decision statement.

This project is being assessed using a science-based approach under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

The Labrador-Island Transmission Link Project, as presented by the proponent, Nalcor Energy, involves the construction and operation of an approximately 1,100 kilometre-long transmission line and associated infrastructure within and between Labrador and the Island of Newfoundland.

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.

Organizations: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, Centre, Newfoundland Studies QEII Library

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Deer Lake, St. Anthony Happy Valley Goose Bay 1801 Hollis Street Island of Newfoundland

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