Archived - Construction of marine infrastructure in Nunavik, Kuujjuaq, Phase 2, Koksoak River

Kuujjuaq (QC)

Reasons for a Federal Assessment
Project Description
Final Decision

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Reference Numbers

Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry: 09-01-46536
Fisheries and Oceans Canada: 08‑HQUE‑LZ3‑00194

Environmental Assessment Type


Responsible or Regulated Authorities

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Reasons for a Federal Assessment

On April 7, 2009, 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)

The project involves Phase 2 of the Marine Infrastructure Program in Kuujjuaq. It consists of the construction of a new access ramp for the delivery of oil and marine services, the construction of a breakwater to protect the new ramp, the expansion of the existing service area and construction of a new service area, repairs to the existing main breakwater and other measures designed to improve land access to the site. Repairs to the main breakwater; Construction of a new boat ramp and breakwater.

Final Decision

A decision was taken on June 11, 2009 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.