Public Notice
Marine Terminal Project on the North Shore of the Saguenay — Public Comments Invited

Update — September 21, 2016 — The deadline to submit written comments has been extended from October 15 to October 18, 2016. The Agency is aware that some members of the public may not have been able to access the Registry Internet site due to a technical issue that occurred between September 16 - 18, 2016. The issue is now resolved. As a result, the Agency has extended the deadline for the submission of public comments to October 18, 2016.

September 14, 2016 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Marine Terminal Project on the North Shore of the Saguenay, located in Quebec.

Public Comment Period

The Agency invites the public to comment on the potential environmental effects of the project and the proposed measures to prevent or mitigate those effects as described in a summary of the proponent's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

This is the third of four opportunities for the public to comment on this project. All comments received will be considered public.

Written comments must be submitted by October 15, 2016 to:

Marine Terminal Project on the North Shore of the Saguenay
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
901-1550 d'Estimauville Avenue
Québec, QC G1J 0C1
Telephone: 418-649-6444

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

To view the summary of the EIS or for more information, visit the Agency's website (Registry reference number 80103).

Copies are also available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Council of the Innu of Pessamit Policy Office
    4 Metsheteu
    Pessamit, Quebec
  • Essipit Innu First Nation Council
    32 de la Réserve Street
    Essipit, Quebec
  • Mashteuiatsh Public Library
    507 Uapileu Street
    Mashteuiatsh, Quebec
  • Saint-Fulgence Municipality
    253 Saguenay Street
    Saint-Fulgence, Quebec
  • Sainte-Rose-du-Nord Municipality
    126 Descentes-des-Femmes
    Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, Quebec

Information Sessions

The Agency will be holding an open house and a public session led by a facilitator to answer questions and seek public input on the project's potential environmental effects, as well as on the measures proposed by the proponent to prevent or mitigate those effects. Representatives of the federal departments, the Quebec government and the proponent will be on site to answer questions.

These events will be held at the Saint-Fulgence multipurpose centre, at 257 Saguenay Street, in Saint-Fulgence.

Open house (themed booths): October 4, 2016, 3 to 10 p.m.

Public session led by a facilitator: October 5, 2016, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

The Proposed Project

The Saguenay Port Authority is proposing the construction and operation of a new multi-user marine terminal to service the north shore of the Saguenay River at the municipality of Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, located approximately 45 kilometres from the city of Saguenay. The plan involves building a wharf, a ship loader, silos, concentrate handling facilities and related buildings. An access road to the wharf 1 to 1.5 kilometres in length will have to be built. The berthing capacity of the wharf would be designed to accommodate bulk cargo vessels with a minimum of 50,000 deadweight tonnage.

Document Reference Number: 37

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