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ea_review_processMoving along with the Environmental Assessment process, Woodfibre LNG has now officially entered the 180 day review period.  Woodfibre has submitted its formal application to the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office and the public now has 60 days to comment on this application.  This period runs from January 22nd through March 23rd, 2015.  This is the only opportunity to provide feedback on the documents submitted to the proponent and the government assessing the project.

The documents are being reviewed by the Working Group comprised of representatives from various government agencies appointed by the EA office.  Once the public comments and working group comments are finalized, conditions on which the project should be approved will be provided by EA staff to provincial cabinet ministers for their final approval.  The volume of information to review is daunting – thousands of pages – but comments from the public are very important. You don’t need to read or understand the entire document to ask a great question that will lead to an improvement in the project

During the first public comment period, over 1,500 comments were posted to the BCEAO website.  Woodfibre’s responses to these comments are available for review.  If you commented, you may want to take the time to find your comment and review the response given.  The public comments on the Draft Application Information Requirements did result in some changes being made.  The BCEAO also responded to public comments.

The Fortis BC Eagle Mountain Pipeline project that is necessary to deliver the natural gas to Woodfibre has also filed its formal application.   Read more…

The public is encouraged to attend the open houses being hosted by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office:

Link to BCEAO comment form click here.

Link to public comments submitted click here.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
CN Roundhouse & Convention Centre 39645 Government Road, Squamish

Thursday, January 29, 2015
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Caulfeild Elementary School 4685 Keith Road, West Vancouver

Friday, January 30, 2015
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Bowen Island Community School 1041 Mt. Gardner Road, Bowen Island



3 Responses so far.

  1. Elizabeth Scott and Hal Lindhagen says:

    The natural beauty of Howe Sound and surrounding area is self-evident, and it seems to us that the vast majority of people living in this area want the same thing: to preserve, share, and enjoy this great resource. In the face of the industrial LNG plant proposal (from a Singapore company), we suggest that preserving the west shoreline of Howe Sound as a Provincial Park is a far better option as it would promote the sustainable (and profitable) industry of Tourism. Building a 33 km road between Squamish and Port Mellon would effectively expand the “Sea to Sky” tourism corridor from Whistler to the Sunshine Coast.
    Designating a Provincial Park would guarantee a “natural” future for this awesome part of the land and sea, right in our backyard ! It’s so obvious you may wonder why it is not already in place! In the words of Charles R. Swindol: “We’re all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.”

  2. Vel Anderson says:

    Physical oceanography is the study of the physical conditions and physical processes within the marine environment, especially the physical properties and motions of ocean waters. Physical parameters that are often monitored include temperature, salinity, oxygen, light, sea surface height and waves.

    As life in and around the ocean waters of Howe Sound will be affected by the proposed huge ocean going LNG tankers, there is a need to understanding how physical processes in the marine environment affect the ecological dynamics of the intertidal and subtidal zones of Howe Sound. What studies/reports show the measurements of these physical parameters of ocean conditions in and around the Sound?

    Note; regarding studied/reports, please provide the individuals name, their professional certification, and sections in these documents for which they take professional responsibility, also for work governed by the Engineers and Geoscientist Act.

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