Friday, November 13, 2015

Comment period for WCC LNG proposal set to open on November 23rd

Another of the proposed LNG projects for the North Coast is taking another step forward this month, as WCC LNG, the proponent of the Tuck Inlet LNG terminal project prepares to welcome the public to the North Coast Convention Centre in early December.

The WCC LNG Open House will take place on Tuesday, December 8th from 4 to 8 PM at the Convention Centre located in below the Chances Gaming Centre, providing Prince Rupert residents an updated look at the proposed development for Tuck Inlet, a project that the City of Prince Rupert has quite a bit of interest in owing to the location of the terminal within the city's recently expanded borders and part of the City's Lot 444 and Legacy Corporation efforts over the last few years.

The proposed project which is led by ExxonMobil would see a liquefied natural gas facility and marine terminal developed on the east shore of Tuck Inlet, with LNG ships travelling along Prince Rupert harbour from the southern approaches, turning into Tuck Inlet before arriving at the terminal to take on their cargo of LNG.

The comment period for the proposed
Tuck Inlet LNG Terminal opens
later this month, with an Open
House for the project set
for December 8th at the
North Coast Convention Centre 
(illustration from WCC LNG website)
The Open House is part of the ongoing process of engagement for the proposed development, which will also see a 45 day comment period open up, where the public can submit their contribution to the discussion on the prospect of an LNG terminal across from the Seal Cove area of the city.

The comment period opens on November 2013 and will continue through until January 6th, 2016 with the Province of British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office accepting comments through their website.

The main focus of this initial comment period is to seek public input to ensure that all potential effects - environmental, economic, social, heritage and health - that might result from the proposed Project are identified for consideration as part of the assessment process.

The primary intent at this time is to receive feedback about the studies or information required for a comprehensive assessment. From the comments received in this period, the EAO will finalized its Application Information Requirements and issue them to WCC LNG for further study.

More details on how to contribute to the comment process can be found from the EAO notice here, the public comment form will be available as of November 23rd, participants in the comment process are reminded that their contributions will be made part of the public record.

For background information on the proposed development you can review the Draft Application Information Requirements online here.

As well hard copies of the information will also be made available for viewing starting on November 23rd at five locations on the North Coast,

WCC LNG Office
111- 101 1st Avenue East

Prince Rupert Public Library
101 - 6th Avenue West

The Port of Prince Rupert Interpretive Centre
Atlin Terminal, 200-215 Cow Bay Road

Prince Rupert City Hall
424 - 3rd Avenue West

Port Edward Municipal Office
770 Pacific Avenue

The initial comment period is just the beginning of the EAO process for the WCC LNG proposal, another opportunity to provide your comments will come up during the Application Review phase later on in the process.

You can find out some more background on the WCC LNG proposal from their website here, as well we have compiled a number of items related to the proposed development, culled from the time it was first announced up to today's notice.

You can find those notes from our WCC LNG Archive page.

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