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Prince Rupert LNG Project – Public Comments Invited

OTTAWA, May 6, 2013 – As part of the strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) put in place to support the government's Responsible Resource Development Initiative, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Prince Rupert LNG Project located in British Columbia. To assist it in making its decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment.

Prince Rupert LNG Limited proposes to develop a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility on Ridley Island at the Port of Prince Rupert in British Columbia. The proposed project includes the construction of a natural gas liquefaction plant and associated port and infrastructure facilities to export natural gas to international markets. The LNG facility would be developed in two phases, reaching a nominal capacity of up to 21 million tonnes per annum.

Written comments must be submitted by May 27, 2013 to:

Prince Rupert LNG Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
410-701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1C6
Telephone: 604-666-2431
Fax: 604-666-6990
PrinceRupertLNG@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

To view a summary of the project description or for more information on the project and on the environmental assessment process, visit the Agency's website (registry reference number 80042). All comments received will be considered public.

The Agency will post on its website a decision stating whether a federal environmental assessment is required.

If it is decided that a federal environmental assessment is required, the public will have three more opportunities to comment on this project, consistent with the transparency and public engagement elements of CEAA 2012.

Projects subject to CEAA 2012 are assessed using a science-based approach. If the project is permitted to proceed to the next phase, it will continue to be subject to Canada's strong environmental laws, rigorous enforcement and follow-up, and increased fines.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in support of sustainable development.

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For more information, media may contact:
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Céline Legault
Communications Advisor
Telephone: 613-957-0278
Celine.Legault@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

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