Public Notice
Amisk Hydroelectric Project — Public Comments Invited

December 16, 2015 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) commenced a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Amisk Hydroelectric Project, located in northwestern Alberta.

The Agency invites the public to comment on which aspects of the environment may be affected by this project and what should be examined during the environmental assessment, as detailed in the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Guidelines. All comments received will be considered public.

Written comments must be submitted by January 25, 2016 to:

Amisk Hydroelectric Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
9700 Jasper Avenue, Suite 1145
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4C3
Telephone: 780-495-2037
Fax: 780-495-2876
CEAA.Amisk.ACEE@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

Map depicting the location of the project, as described in the current document.

To view the draft EIS Guidelines or for more information, visit the Agency's website (Registry reference number 80112).

Copies are also available at the following locations:

  • Fairview Town Hall
    10209 – 109 Street
    Provincial Building
    Fairview, Alberta
     
  • Peace River Municipal Library
    9807 - 97 Avenue
    Peace River, Alberta
     
  • Fort St. John Public Library
    10015 - 100th Avenue
    Fort St. John, B.C.
     
  • Grande Prairie Public Library
    101, 9839 – 103 Avenue
    Grande Prairie, Alberta

This is the second of four opportunities for the public to comment on this project. Following this comment period, the Agency will finalize and issue the EIS Guidelines to the proponent.

The Proposed Project

AHP Development Corporation is proposing to construct and operate a 330-megawatt hydroelectric facility on the Peace River, approximately 15 kilometres upstream of Dunvegan, in northwestern Alberta. As proposed, the Amisk Hydroelectric Project would generate approximately 1,875 gigawatt hours of electricity per year. The proposed project would involve the construction and operation of a powerhouse, spillway, headpond, fish passage, boat passage, a connecting transmission line and substation, as well as access roads and other construction related components.

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