Sunday, July 21, 2013

CEAA requests revised project description from Trans Canada Pipelines on proposed LNG project

The pipeline company chose by Petronas to feed natural gas to its proposed Prince Rupert LNG plant has had its initial screening process terminated by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.

Trans Canada pipelines was informed of the CEAA decision this week, putting the environmental assessment process on hold, while the company revises its project description for the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project.

The reason for the required revision is that Trans Canada filed additional information that was not included in its original description of May 21st. The CEAA issued their notice on July 16th.

The project was altered, after consultations with communities and aboriginal groups that provided feedback on the nature of the pipeline plan and reflects alternate routes suggested from those consultations.

The request from the CEAA is not an unusual one and it's anticipated that it will not have any impact on the time lines that the project has provided for to this point.

Once the revised Project Description is received by the CEAA and determined to be complete, the
screening process will again be initiated, including a 20 day public consultation period.  That process will lead to the decision as to whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the project.

You can review some of the past items of interest on the Petronas proposal from our archives.

Media items on Trans Canada's next steps can be found below.

July 19--National Post-- Screening of Trans Canada pipeline tied to B. C. LNG plant hits snag
July 31--Nor View--  Pacific Northwest LNG correcting map that's missing the Skeena River

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