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Public Notice
More Creek Hydroelectric Project — Public Comments Invited

November 10, 2016 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has commenced a federal environmental assessment for the proposed More Creek Hydroelectric Project, located in British Columbia.

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 December 11, 2016 to:

More Creek Hydroelectric Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
410-701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1C6
Telephone: 604-666-2431
Email: CEAA.MoreCreek.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 80131). Copies are also available at the following locations:

Hyder Public Library
50 Main Street
Hyder, Alaska

Irene Ingle Public Library
(Wrangell Public Library)
124 2nd Street
Wrangell, Alaska

Petersburg Public Library
14 South Second Street
Petersburg, Alaska

Stewart Public Library
824 Main Street
Stewart, British Columbia

The Proposed Project

Alaska Hydro Corporation, a British Columbia based company, is proposing to construct and operate a 75-megawatt hydroelectric facility with reservoir storage, approximately 130 kilometres north of Stewart, in British Columbia, and 95 kilometres east of the Alaskan border. The project would be located on More Creek, which drains into the Iskut River and then the transboundary Stikine River. As proposed, the More Creek Hydroelectric Project would generate approximately 348 gigawatt hours of electricity per year, and its reservoir storage area would cover approximately 2,680 hectares of the More Creek drainage area basin. The proposed project would include the construction and operation of a powerhouse and energy generation facilities, a transmission line, a water intake, dam and reservoir, concrete works, as well an access road and other construction related components.

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