Archived - Innavik hydroelectric project, electricity generation, Innuksuac River, Inukjuak

Innuksuac, Rivière (QC)

Reasons for a Federal Assessment
Project Description
Final Decision

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Reference Numbers

Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry: 09-01-47574
Fisheries and Oceans Canada: 09‑HQUE‑LZ3‑00124
Transport Canada: ÉE ouvert également

Environmental Assessment Type


Other Assessment Process

James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement Regime

Responsible or Regulated Authorities

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Transport Canada

Reasons for a Federal Assessment

On May 13, 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 and Transport Canada considered taking action in relation to section 5 of the Navigable Waters Protection Act.

Project Description (as posted in the Notice of Commencement)

This is an amendment to the scope of the project as a result of the January 21, 2010 Supreme Court of Canada ruling in MiningWatch Canada v. Canada (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans et al.).

The proposal involves the construction of a hydroelectric generating station on the right bank of Innuksuac River near the town of Inukjuak, Nunavik. The proposal is for a run-of-river plant with an installed capacity of 7.5 MW.

The project scope includes the entire project as proposed by the proponent and all associated works and activities required for its implementation.

Final Decision

On July 6, 2012, the new Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 came into force which replaced the former Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. As a result, there is no longer a requirement to complete the environmental assessment of this project.