Archived - Elizabeth Falls Hydroelectric Project

Chicken 224 (SK)

Reasons for a Federal Assessment
Project Description
Final Decision

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Reference Number

Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry: 06-03-18189

Environmental Assessment Type

Comprehensive study

Other Assessment Process

Government of Saskatchewan

Responsible or Regulated Authorities

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Reasons for a Federal Assessment

On March 17, 2006, it was determined that an environmental assessment was required in relation to the project because Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada considered providing federal lands and Fisheries and Oceans Canada considered taking action in relation to subsection 35(2) of the Fisheries Act.

Project Description (as posted in the Notice of Commencement)

On July 12, 2010, a series of amendments to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act came into force. As part of these amendments, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is playing an enhanced role in the environmental assessment of this project as it will perform the duties and functions of the responsible authority in relation to this project until the submission of the comprehensive study report to the Minister of the Environment.

At this time, the Agency is awaiting further information from the proponent necessary to proceed with the environmental assessment.

The Agency has posted a notice on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry advising of its intention to conduct public consultation on the Elizabeth Falls Hydroelectric Project and the conduct of the comprehensive study once further information is received from the proponent.

Final Decision

The environmental assessment was terminated on March 14, 2012 because the proponent had withdrawn the project.