Archived - Construction of the Highway 35 between St-Jean-sur-Richelieu and the american border

Saint-Armand, Seigneurie; Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (QC)

Reasons for a Federal Assessment
Project Description
Environmental Assessment Report
Minister's Environmental Assessment Decision Statement
Final Decision
Follow-up Program

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Reference Number

Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry: 05-03-12245

Environmental Assessment Type

Comprehensive study

Other Assessment Process

Government of Québec

Responsible or Regulated Authorities

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Infrastructure Canada
Transport Canada

Reasons for a Federal Assessment

On June 9, 2005, it was determined that an environmental assessment was required in relation to the project because Transport Canada considered providing financial assistance to the proponent and considered taking action in relation to paragraph 5(1)(a) of the Navigable Waters Protection Act; Fisheries and Oceans Canada considered taking action in relation to subsection 35(2) of the Fisheries Act and because Infrastructure Canada considered providing financial assistance to the proponent.

Project Description (as posted in the Notice of Commencement)

Construction of the highway A35 between St-Jean-sur-Richelieu and the american border for a total of 38 km. inluding a section in the Migratory Birds Wildlife Refuge of Philipsburg. It includes the construction of a four lane divided highway with access at interchanges.

Environmental Assessment Report

Environmental Assessment Report

Minister's Environmental Assessment Decision Statement

Environmental Assessment Decision Statement

Final Decision

A decision was taken on December 11, 2008 and was that 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 not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Follow-up Program

It was determined that 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. For further information or to obtain a copy of the follow-up program, please contact Transport Canada.