Reasons for a Federal Assessment
Project Description
Final Decision

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Reference Number

Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry: 06-01-20430

Environmental Assessment Type


Other Assessment Process

James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement Regime

Responsible or Regulated Authorities

Environment Canada
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Reasons for a Federal Assessment

On June 28, 2006, it was determined that an environmental assessment was required in relation to the project because Fisheries and Oceans Canada considered taking action in relation to subsection 35(2) of the Fisheries Act and Environment Canada considered taking action in relation to subsection 71(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

Project Description (as posted in the Notice of Commencement)

The project involves the repair and modification of the existing wharf at Déception Bay in Nunavik, which has reached the end of its useful life. The wharf reconstruction involves the installation of new structures adjacent to the existing wharf. The project scope includes the following: ' dredging of approximately 6,000 m3 of sediment for the installation of the new structures; ' at-sea disposal of the dredged sediment; ' encroachment on the marine environment resulting from the implementation of the new structures; ' construction of the new structures adjacent to the existing wharf; ' all fish habitat compensation developments; ' all necessary related structures or activities (e.g., temporary wharf, cofferdams, riprap protection, backfilling, etc.)

Final Decision

A decision was taken on April 24, 2007 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 screening 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.