Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Fairview Terminal set for Environmental Assessment for Phase Two plans

The call has come for submissions for what is called a scoping document, part of the process of the Environmental Assessment phase of the expansion plans for the Fairview Container Terminal.

The project known as Phase Two, would see the Container port expand to the west to add additional capacity to the Northwest Gateway to Asia. But before the first bulldozer arrives or the first pile gets driven and we talk of boom times again, the proper documentation needs to be taken care of.

In a press release from Tuesday, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency outlined what the scoping document will provide for the process, incorporating the requirements of the federal environmental assessment process and identifying the key issues to be addressed in
the comprehensive study.

The public is invited to provide their submission, with a deadline set for June 26th for those who wish to have their comments considered in the document.

All of the written submissions received will be considered public and will become part of the public registry.

Should you be interested or belong to a group that has concerns you are invited to send your comments in the official language of their choice to the Agency at the following address:

Fairview Terminal Phase II Expansion Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Suite 805 - 1550 Alberni Street
Vancouver BC V6G 1A5
Tel.: 604-666-2401 / Fax: 604-666-3493

As part of the process there will be two open houses hosted; one in Prince Rupert on June 9th, at the Crest Hotel from 4:30 to 7:30 pm

The second open house takes place in Terrace the following day, June 10th at the Coast Hotel from 4:30 to 7:30 pm

You can review the terms of the Environmental Assessment from the Agency website, which outlines the scope of the process to take place.

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