Archived - Municipality of Lac-au-Saumon Drinking Water Supply Upgrade Project

Lac-au-Saumon (QC)

Reasons for a Federal Assessment
Project Description
Final Decision

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Reference Numbers

Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry: 10-03-55708
Fisheries and Oceans Canada: 10‑HQUE‑LZ2‑00005

Environmental Assessment Type

Comprehensive study

Other Assessment Process

Government of Québec

Responsible or Regulated Authorities

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Reasons for a Federal Assessment

On May 5, 2010, 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.

Project Description (as posted in the Notice of Commencement)

On July 12, 2010, a series of amendments to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act came into force. As part of these amendments, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is playing an enhanced role in the environmental assessment of this project as it will perform the duties and functions of the responsible authority in relation to this project until the submission of the comprehensive study report to the Minister of the Environment.

As part of its new role, the Agency has posted a notice on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry inviting the public to comment on the project and the conduct of the comprehensive study.

The project consists of upgrading and bringing to standard the drinking water supply facilities of the Municipality of Lac-au-Saumon to comply with Quebec's Regulation Respecting the Quality of Drinking Water. In order to solve its drinking water supply problem, the Municipality turned to a groundwater search. The project consists of developing a new drinking water source and connecting it to the existing system in the Municipality. The project also involves tying in a mobile home development located on the opposite shore of the lake.

The project scope covers the entire project as proposed by the proponent, as well as all associated works and activities required for its implementation.

Final Decision

The environmental assessment was terminated on March 23, 2011 because the project as proposed by the proponent no longer triggered the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.