Nigigoonsiminikaaning Wastewater Treatment and Collection System Project

Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation (Rainy Lake 26A) is located in northwestern Ontario approximately 40 kilometres east of Fort Frances, on Highway No. 11 (Trans-Canada Hwy), and is comprised of approximately 2,000 hectares (4,942 acres) of land. The project includes development of a communal wastewater collection and treatment system in the community for a design period of 20 years. The wastewater system will consist of approximately 3,500 m of small diameter low-pressure sewer system with individual septic tank effluent pumping (STEP) systems at each house/building and a packaged membrane bioreactor wastewater treatment plant located in a new building. The existing individual on- site septic systems will be removed or decommissioned.


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Notice determination

December 22, 2022 – Indigenous Services Canada and Infrastructure Canada have determined that the proposed Wastewater Treatment and Collection System Project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

 

The determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

  • Community knowledge; and.
  • Mitigation measures

 

Implementation of mitigation measures is required for the project to address:

  • Impacts to the land, resulting from vegetation clearing;
  • Impacts to the water, including fish and fish habitat, resulting from construction of a new effluent outfall pipe in Rainy Lake.

 

Indigenous Services Canada and Infrastructure Canada are satisfied that that the carrying out of the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Therefore, Indigenous Services Canada and Infrastructure Canada may carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part. .

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Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of determination - December 22, 2022
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - June 4, 2021

Contacts

Robyn Bolton
Indigenous Services Canada
Robyn Bolton, Environment Officer
100 Anemki Place
Suite 101
Fort William First Nation, Ontario P7J 1A5
Telephone: 807-358-1698
Email: robyn.bolton@canada.ca


  • Location

    • Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation (Rainy Lake 26A) (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Water Management
  • Assessment Status

    Completed
  • Start Date

    2021-06-04
  • Proponent

    Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation (Rainy Lake 26A)
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
    • Infrastructure Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

    81678

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..within 200 kilometres
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