Archived - Construction of marine infrastructure in Nunavik, Kangiqsualujjuaq, George River, Phase II

Kangiqsualujjuaq (QC)

Reasons for a Federal Assessment
Project Description
Final Decision

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Reference Numbers

Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry: 07-01-24880
Fisheries and Oceans Canada: 06‑HQUE‑LZ3‑000‑000108

Environmental Assessment Type


Other Assessment Process

James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement Regime

Responsible or Regulated Authorities

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Reasons for a Federal Assessment

On January 9, 2007, 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.

Project Description (as posted in the Notice of Commencement)

Extension of a breakwater by 45 m. Expansion of two service areas to a total of 1,800 m2 each. Widening of the existing ramp to 130 m. Construction of a new 20-m wide ramp with a grade of 10%. Addition of navigation lights and lighting for the service area. The project scope includes the construction of a breakwater and access ramp, expansion of the service areas and widening of the existing access ramp. It also includes associated works and activities required for the construction of the infrastructure (e.g., temporary access roads, cofferdams, filling, shoreline naturalization areas, etc.).

Final Decision

A decision was taken on May 14, 2007 and was that the authority 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 authority is of the opinion that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.