Archived - Construction of marine infrastructure at Nunavik, Umiujaq, Hudson Bay, Phase II

Umiujaq (QC)

Reasons for a Federal Assessment
Project Description
Final Decision

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Reference Numbers

Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry: 07-01-32799
Fisheries and Oceans Canada: 07‑HQUE‑LZ3‑000‑000048

Environmental Assessment Type


Other Assessment Process

James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement Regime

Responsible or Regulated Authorities

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Reasons for a Federal Assessment

On August 20, 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 and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada considered providing financial assistance to the proponent.

Project Description (as posted in the Notice of Commencement)

Marine infrastructure construction project designed to optimize access to water, increase harbour depth and area, and provide an access ramp for maritime service. The scope of the project includes a new access ramp with protection works that will cause encroachment on the aquatic environment.

Final Decision

A decision was taken on June 8, 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 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.