Public Notice
Deep Geologic Repository Project – Establishment of Timelines and Amendment – of Joint Review Panel Agreement under CEAA 2012

With the coming into force on July 6, 2012, of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012(CEAA 2012), adjustments to the Joint Review Panel's mandate for the Deep Geologic Repository project are required.

The federal Minister of the Environment and the President of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission have amended the Joint Review Panel Agreement for this project as follows:

  • The timeline for the panel to submit its report is 515 days (17 months) from the coming into force of CEAA 2012.
  • The timeline for the decision statement is 120 days (four months) from submission of the panel report.
  • Reporting requirements have been integrated to ensure the Panel report identifies those conclusions and recommendations that relate to the environmental effects to be taken into account in the federal Minister's decision statement.

To view the amendments to the Joint Review Panel Agreement, go to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry (registry number 17520).

For more information, contact:

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Dean Stinson O'Gorman
Tel.: 613-957-0065
Email: dean.stinsonogorman@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Aurèle Gervais
Tel.: 613-996-6860
Email: aurele.gervais@cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca

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