Archived - Sechelt Carbonate Project

Wood Bay (BC)

Reasons for a Federal Assessment
Project Description
Final Decision

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Reference Numbers

Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry: 07-03-26740
Fisheries and Oceans Canada: 05‑HPAC‑PA1‑000‑000029
Transport Canada: 8200‑05‑8931

Environmental Assessment Type

Comprehensive study

Other Assessment Process

Government of British Columbia

Responsible or Regulated Authorities

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Transport Canada

Reasons for a Federal Assessment

On March 9, 2007, it was determined that an environmental assessment was required in relation to the project because Fisheries and Oceans Canada considered taking action in relation to subsection 35(2) of the Fisheries Act and Transport Canada considered taking action in relation to paragraph 5(1)(a) of the Navigable Waters Protection Act.

Project Description (as posted in the Notice of Commencement)

On July 12, 2010, a series of amendments to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act came into force. As part of these amendments, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is playing an enhanced role in the environmental assessment of this project as it will perform the duties and functions of the responsible authority in relation to this project until the submission of the comprehensive study report to the Minister of the Environment.

At this time, the Agency is awaiting further information from the proponent necessary to proceed with the environmental assessment.

The Agency has posted a notice on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry advising of its intention to conduct public consultation on the Sechelt Carbonate Project and the conduct of the comprehensive study once further information is received from the proponent.

Final Decision

The environmental assessment was terminated on May 14, 2012 because a decision had been made to not exercise any power or perform any duty or function referred to in section 5 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act in relation to the project.