DECISION

The Ministers of Natural Resources and Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard have taken the following course of action on June 20, 2017, relating to the comprehensive study of the Sisson Project. The authorities may exercise any power or perform any duty or function with respect to the project because, after taking into consideration the Comprehensive Study Report and taking into account the implementation of appropriate mitigation measures, the authorities are of the opinion that the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects that can be justified in the circumstances.

Implementation of mitigation measures is required for the project to address:

  • the atmospheric environment;
  • water resources;
  • fish and fish habitat;
  • terrestrial habitat and wildlife;
  • the vegetated environment;
  • the wetland environment;
  • human health;
  • land and resource use;
  • current use of land and resources for traditional purposes by Aboriginal Persons;
  • physical and cultural heritage resources;
  • accidents, malfunctions and unplanned events; and
  • effects of the environment on the project.

A follow-up program to verify the accuracy of the environmental assessment and/or determine the effectiveness of any measures taken to mitigate the adverse environmental effects is required for this project.

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