Public Notice
Delta Grinding Facility Project — Public Comments Invited

March 18, 2019 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Delta Grinding Facility Project, located in British Columbia.

To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on the project and its potential effects on the environment, as described in the summary of the project description.

Substitution Request

The Government of British Columbia has requested that the environmental assessment for this project under B.C.'s Environmental Assessment Act be substituted for the federal environmental assessment under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012). This means the provincial government would conduct the environmental assessment of the project on behalf of the Agency.

The Agency is also seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on this request.

The request from B.C. is in accordance with a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Agency and B.C.'s Environmental Assessment Office to enable efficient and timely use of the CEAA 2012 substitution provisions. The MOU addresses the processes leading to substitution, the conduct of the substituted environmental assessment and associated consultation with Indigenous groups and the coordination of decision-making, monitoring and follow-up after the environmental assessment.

Public Comments Invited

All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by April 7, 2019 to:

Delta Grinding Facility Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
410-701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1C6
Telephone: 604-666-2431

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

To view a summary of the project description, the MOU, or for more information, visit the Agency's website at (Registry reference number 80168). Printed copies are available upon request.

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The Proposed Project

Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited is proposing to construct, operate and decommission a grinding facility with a marine terminal adjacent to its existing cement plant facility located on Tilbury Island in Delta, British Columbia. As proposed, the Delta Grinding Facility Project would produce up to 650,000 tonnes of supplementary cementitious material per year when fully operational, and would have an operational life of at least 40 years.

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