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Prince George Hart Water Supply Improvements

British Columbia

Description: The City of Prince George has submitted a proposal to construct and operate a groundwater collector well, two water transmission pipelines, access roads and ancillary works. The extraction capacity of the proposed facility would be 34 million cubic metres per year.

The proposed location for the project is the Fishtrap Island, near the Nechako River.

Decision of the Minister of the Environment: On March 12, 2004, following a review of public comments and the environmental assessment report, the federal Minister of the Environment and British Columbia's Minister of Sustainable Resource Development, announced today that the Prince George Hart Water Supply Improvement Project has been certified under British Columbia's Environmental Assessment Act and does not require further assessment by a review panel or mediator under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

News Release

Federal Responsible Authorities:Western Economic Diversification Canada and Infrastructure Canada. This project is being jointly reviewed with the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office.

Start Date: October 8, 2002

Responsible Authorities Decision Date: March 23, 2004

Consultation Documents