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Marine Terminal Project on the North Shore of the Saguenay — Additional Federal Funding Allocated to Support Indigenous Participation in the Environmental Assessment

December 21, 2016 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has allocated $12,300 to the Innus de Pessamit Council to assist its participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed Marine Terminal Project on the North Shore of the Saguenay, located in Québec.

Details of Funding Allocation
Recipients Additional Funding Allocation Previous Funding Allocation Total Funding Allocation
Anse à Pelletier Homeowners Association N/A $7,795 $7,795
Innus Essipit First Nation Council N/A $47,925 $47,925
Innus de Pessamit Council $12,300 N/A $12,300
Conseil régional de l'environnement et du développement durable du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean N/A $7,215.75 $7,215.75
EURÊKO! N/A $5,615.50 $5,615.50
Organisme de bassin versant du Saguenay N/A $6,953.80 $6,953.80
Pekuakamiulnuatsh Takuhikan (Mashteuiatsh) N/A $21,881.46 $21,881.46
Total $12,300 $97,386.51 $109,686.51

The funding was made available through the Agency's Participant Funding Program. It will enable the Innus de Pessamit Council's participation in various steps of the environmental assessment, which include reviewing and providing comments on the proponent's Environmental Impact Statement or on the summary thereof, the draft Environmental Assessment Report, and the potential environmental assessment conditions.

For more information on the project and the federal environmental assessment process, please visit the Agency's website (Registry reference number 80103).

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 project involves the building of 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.

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