Archived - Romaine Hydroelectric Complex Project

Romaine, Rivière (QC)

Reasons for a Federal Assessment
Project Description
Environmental Assessment Report
Government Response to Panel
Final Decision
Follow-up Program

Archived Content

Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please contact us to request a format other than those available.

Reference Numbers

Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry: 04-05-2613
Fisheries and Oceans Canada: 03HQUELZ3000000181

Environmental Assessment Type

Panel

Other Assessment Process

Government of Québec

Responsible or Regulated Authorities

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Transport Canada

Reasons for a Federal Assessment

On April 23, 2004, it was determined that an environmental assessment was required in relation to the project because Fisheries and Oceans Canada considered taking action in relation to subsection 35(2) of the Fisheries Act and Transport Canada considered taking action in relation to paragraph 5(1)(a) of the Navigable Waters Protection Act.

Project Description (as posted in the Notice of Commencement)

CONSTRUCTION OF 4 DAMS AND 4 RESERVOIRS TOTALLING 273 KM2 The scope of project will be added when available.

Environmental Assessment Report

Environmental Assessment Report

Government Response to Panel

Government of Canada's Response to the Environmental Assessment Joint Review Panel Report of the Proposed La Romaine Hydroelectric Complex Project

Final Decision

In conformity with the approval of the Governor in Council, a decision was taken on May 13, 2009 and was that the authorities may exercise any power or perform any duty or function with respect to the project because, after taking into consideration the report of the review panel and taking into account the implementation of appropriate mitigation measures, the authorities are of the opinion that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Follow-up Program

It was determined that a follow-up program to verify the accuracy of the environmental assessment and/or determine the effectiveness of any measures taken to mitigate the adverse environmental effects is required for this project. For further information or to obtain a copy of the follow-up program, please contact Fisheries and Oceans Canada.