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International Power Line Project

New Brunswick

Description: The New Brunswick Power Corporation has submitted a proposal to construct and operate a 345 kilovolt international power line. In Canada, the 90 km line will run from Point Lepreau to the Maine-NB border , west of St. Stephen.

Decision of the Minister of the Environment: On December 20, 2002, following a review of public comments and the environmental assessment report, the Minister concluded that the project is unlikely to cause significant adverse environmental effects and referred the project back to the responsible authority for appropriate next steps.

News Release

Federal Responsible Authorities: National Energy Board (lead) and Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Start Date: April 19, 2001

Responsible Authorities Decision Date: July 24, 2003

Consultation Documents