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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Karin Hunter

2020-04-14 0:00
  • Reference Number 1289
  • Commented During Project Phase: Environmental Assessment Report
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on a Summary of the Environmental Impact Statement
  • SR1: Community Submission
  • Please find attached the submission to NRCB and IAAC (CEAA) prepared by the Elbow River Sustainability Alliance which represents community members of Bragg Creek, Redwood Meadows and Springbank.
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  • SR1 Project: Executive Summary On behalf of the impacted communities of Bragg Creek and West Bragg Creek, Redwood Meadows and Springbank, Alberta. Elbow River Sustainability Alliance (ERSA) 3/17/20 Executive Summary Executive Summary Elbow River Sustainability Alliance (ERSA) March 17, 2020 1 The Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir (“SR1”) is not in the public interest. This permanent project has lasting, negative impacts that will be felt acutely by Elbow River communities, including the City of Calgary, for generations. Community members of Bragg Creek and Upper Bragg Creek, Redwood Meadows, Jumping Pound and Springbank have united under the umbrella “Elbow River Sustainability Alliance (ERSA)” to review the Proponent’s submissions and provide comments to both the National Resources Conservation Board (“NRCB”) and the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (“IAAC”, formerly “CEAA”). Despite the prolonged public debate about SR1, we ...
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  • Elbow River Sustainability Alliance (ERSA) March 18, 2020 Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC/CEAA) National Resources Conservation Board (NRCB) Delivered by email Attention: Laura Friend (NRCB) Jennifer Howe (IAAC / CEAA) On behalf of the Elbow River Sustainability Alliance (ERSA) and included signatories, please accept this submission to both IAAC (CEAA) and NRCB regarding the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project (SR1). ERSA represents the views of community members in Bragg Creek, West Bragg Creek, Redwood Meadows (Tsuut’ina Nation lands), Jumping Pound and Springbank. Water management, including flood protection, is an important priority for all communities along the Elbow River. Further, water, our most vital resource, must be protected and preserved for future generations. Large scale water infrastructure projects, such as SR1, have a responsibility to contribute to the health and longevity of our water systems. Well-planned water ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Natural Resources Canada

2020-03-3 0:00
  • Reference Number 1296
  • Springbank - technical review of information request responses - comments by February 6, 2020
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  • List of Round 1 Hydrogeology Information Requests – Springbank IR#: IR2-14 Topic: Hydrogeology – Potential Changes to Groundwater a) Provide rationale as to why effects on groundwater quality are not expected to occur during road construction, reclamation, reservoir sediment clean up, channel maintenance, and road and bridge maintenance activities. If pathways of effects are identified, revise the assessment of effects to groundwater accordingly. b) Identify the hydrostratigraphic units that will be encountered by the diversion channel excavation. c) Prepare a NW-SE cross section that intersects the diversion channel approximately 150 m west of Highway 22 for scenarios EE0 (Average Flow Condition Simulation Under Existing Conditions) and PP0 (Average Flow Condition Simulation with the Project) with the water table shown. d) Provide a description of the dewatering activities (location, methods, timing) for the construction of the Project. Discuss ...
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  • 1 NRCan Hydrogeology Review of Information Request Responses. Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project. March 3, 2020 Background As part of the technical review of the Environmental Impact Assessment for the Springbank Off- Stream Reservoir Project, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA, now Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, IAAC) sent Information Request (IR) Package 3 to the proponent, Alberta Transportation, in August 2018 (CEAA, 2018). The Hydrogeology IRs were compiled by CEAA based on comments received from both NRCan and the Tsuut’ina First Nation. NRCan has been asked by the IAAC to comment on the proponent’s responses to all (both NRCan and Tsuut’ina First Nation) Hydrogeology IRs (Stantec, 2019c-d) including updated information contained in the Hydrogeology Technical Data Report Update (TDR, Stantec, 2019a) and the Draft Groundwater Monitoring Plan (Stantec, 2019b). Where appropriate, NRCan provides recommendations in response ...
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  • March 3, 2020 Agency File No.: 80123 Jennifer Howe Impact Assessment Agency of Canada Project Manager – Prairie and Northern Region SENT BY -EMAIL to: Jennifer.Howe@canada.ca Subject: NRCan response – Technical Review of Round 1 Information Request Responses – Springbank Off-stream Reservoir Project On January 6, 2020 Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) received a request from the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) to review the Proponent’s responses to the first round of information requests (IRs) for the Springbank Off-stream Reservoir Project. NRCan is a Federal Authority under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 for the project and has reviewed the responses related to hydrogeology. The Hydrogeology IRs were compiled by the Agency based on comments received from both NRCan and the Tsuut’ina First Nation. NRCan was requested by the Agency to review all IRs that relate to hydrogeology including those ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Environment and Climate Change Canada

2020-02-6 0:00
  • Reference Number 1295
  • Springbank - technical review of information request responses - ECCC Comments
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  • Springbank Off-Stream Flood Reservoir – Registry 80123 1 | P a g e Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Technical Review of Springbank Off-Stream Flood Reservoir: Alberta Transportation Responses to the Agency’s First Round of Technical Information Requests (IRs) – Packages 1-3 TABLE 1.0 - SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION REQUESTS, ROUND 2 TOPIC & REFERENCE: Methylmercury CEAA Information Request Technical Round 1, Package 1, IR1-06: Surface Water Quality – Methylmercury CEAA Annex 2: A) Early Technical Issues, December 19, 2017 Alberta Transportation Responses to CEAA Annex 2: A) Early Technical Issues, May 11, 2018 ECCC Technical Review, June 18, 2018 EIS Guideline reference: Part 2, Section 6.2.2 – Changes to Groundwater and Surface Water; Part 2, Section 6.3.1 – Fish and Fish Habitat; Part 2, Section 6.4 - Mitigation EIS reference: Volume 3B: Effects Assessment, Section 7 Proponent Response Information: Response to CEAA ...
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  • Environmental Protection Operations Directorate Prairie & Northern Region 150-123 Main Street Winnipeg, MB R3C 4W2 February 6, 2020 ECCC File: 4194-10-3/6193 CIAR Reference: 80123 Jennifer Howe Project Manager, Prairie and Northern Region Impact Assessment Agency of Canada Suite 1145, 9700 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 4C3 Via email : iaac.springbank.aeic@canada.ca RE: 80123 – Alberta Transportation – Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project – Technical Review of Information Request Responses (Round 2) Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) completed a technical review of the Proponent (Alberta Transportation) responses to three information request (IR) packages provided by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada in Round 1 for the above-noted project (the Project). Our expert advice based on ECCC’s mandate in the context of the Species at Risk Act (SARA), the Migratory Birds Convention Act 1994 (MBCA), and the Canadian Environmental ...

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