OTTAWA, Feb. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Peter Kent, federal Minister of the Environment and the HonourableTerry Lake, British Columbia Minister of the Environment, announced today that a Joint Agreement has been signed for the cooperative environmental assessment, including a review by a joint panel, of the Site C Clean Energy Project in British Columbia (B.C.).
The final agreement specifies the process for conducting the review, outlines the joint review panel terms of reference and identifies the timelines associated with key steps of the cooperative process.
Following a 30-day public consultation period held in October 2011, comments received by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office were considered and the agreement was finalized.
To view the final agreement or to obtain more information on this project, consult the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca , reference number 11-05-63919 or the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office web site at www.eao.gov.bc.ca .