Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Environmental Assessments Abound in November

November and December will be rather busy months for those looking to become involved in the the Province of British Columbia's environmental Assessment process for a pair of high profile industrial development projects for the North Coast.

The proposed Natural Gas Terminal facility from Pacific Northwest LNG is the first up for review, with an Open House scheduled for Prince Rupert and Port Edward  as part of the Assessment process.

The Port Edward Open House takes place on November 19th from 4 to 7 PM at the Port Edward Community Centre.

One day later, November 20th, the Prince Rupert Open House takes place, again from 4 to 7 PM, this time at the Crest Hotel, in the BC Room.

The Purpose of the twin Open Houses is to introduce the Public Comment Period for the process, a thirty day opportunity that gets underway tomorrow and runs from November 13th to December 13th.

That period will allow for public comment and feedback on the proposed studies, methods and information included in the draft Application Information Requirements.

Any items of concern raised at the Open Houses, or through the comment period will be tracked by Pacific Northwest LNG and a timely response is to be provided to them.

The Draft Application Information Requirements for that project can be found from the BC Environment website, a link to that draft can be found here.

The second of the Open Houses will come up in December, when the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Ltd project, offers up more background on a gas pipeline system from Hudson's Hope BC to Lelu Island on the North Coast will take place.

That Open House is scheduled for December 5 from 4 to 8 PM at the Port Edward Community Centre.

The Public comment process for that application will run from November 19th to December 18th, all comments received during that time in relation to the Application Information Requirements will be considered.

The background from the Environmental Assessment Office, on that project can be found here.

You can find more from our archive pages as to an overview of all of the LNG developments on the North Coast.

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