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Fairview Terminal Phase II Expansion Project – Public Comments Invited on the Comprehensive Study Report

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) and the Prince Rupert Port Authority (the PRPA) invite the public to comment on the Comprehensive Study Report for the proposed Fairview Terminal Phase II Expansion Project, located in British Columbia.

The public comment period is being conducted by the Agency and the PRPA on behalf of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Environment Canada, and the Canadian Transportation Agency.

The Comprehensive Study Report outlines conclusions and recommendations based on the findings of the environmental assessment.

The Comprehensive Study Report and more information on this project are available on the Agency’s website (registry reference number 37956). The document is also available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Prince Rupert Public Library
    101 6th Avenue West
    Prince Rupert, B.C.
  • Prince Rupert Port Authority
    100–215 Cow Bay Road
    Prince Rupert, B.C.
  • Prince Rupert Visitor’s Centre / Museum of Northern British Columbia
    100 1st Avenue West
    Prince Rupert, B.C.
  • Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
    410–701 West Georgia Street
    Vancouver, B.C.
    Call 604-666-2431 to arrange a viewing time.

Written comments may be submitted in either official language to:

Fairview Terminal Phase II Expansion Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Bryan Nelson, Project Manager
410–701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver BC V7Y 1C6
Tel.: 604-666-2431
Fax: 604-666-6990
FairviewPhase2@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

Written comments received by November 16, 2012 will be considered. All comments received will be considered public and will become part of the project file. This is the final public comment period of the environmental assessment for the project.

After this comment period, the Minister of the Environment and the PRPA will take into consideration the Comprehensive Study Report along with public comments received and issue their respective decisions.

The Proposed Project

Prince Rupert Port Authority and Canadian National Railway (CN Rail) are proposing to expand the existing Fairview Terminal at Prince Rupert, B.C. This will include extending the existing wharf structure and expanding the onshore terminal. As part of the project, CN Rail is proposing to construct two rail sidings, a maintenance road and wye (a triangular shaped arrangement of railway tracks with a switch point at each corner) in order to achieve terminal throughput design capacity.

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