MARINE TERMINAL ON THE NORTH SHORE OF THE SAGUENAY
Nature of Designated Project and Proposed Site
The Saguenay Port Authority plans to expand its activities through the construction of a new marine terminal to serve the left (north) shore of the Saguenay River. Facilities at the terminal will include the following main components: a wharf, a ship loader, silos and systems for handling concentrates, and systems for handling concentrates, and a dock access path for operational and maintenance requirements. The terminal will be located in Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, in the Fjord-du-Saguenay RCM.
On the basis of the conclusions of the studies on transporting materials carried out by the Arianne Phosphate mining company as part of its apatite project at Lac à Paul, the Saguenay Port Authority, after analysing the opportunities fro multi-user development of this site in relation to the Plan Nord and the Maritime Strategy, made proposals to take over its development, from studies to the operation of the site, including of course its construction.
This terminal project, which fits perfectly with the vision of Quebec's maritime strategy, will involve total construction investment of %1.2 billion and create 1,000 direct jobs (construciton and operation). In addition, this multi-user terminal will open the way for the development of the whole of the area on the north of the Saguenay River, which will be connected to the marine transportation system.
April 14, 2015 : Submission of project description to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA).
June 11, 2015 : CEAA issues preliminary guidelines for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement.
August 21, 2015 : CEAA issues final guidelines for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement.
August 29, 2016 : SPA submits the Environmental Impact Statement to the CEAA.
September 14, 2016 : Period for public comments to the CEAA on the Environmental Impact Statement begins.
October 4, 2016 : Open house organized by CEAA (Subject booths).
October 5, 2016 : Public information session with moderator organized by the CEAA.
October 18, 2016 : End of period for public comments to the CEAA on the Environmental Impact Statement.
November 15, 2016 : Publication of the first request for information on the Environmental Impact Statement by CEAA.
March 31, 2017 : SPA submits responses to the first request for information on the Environmental Impact Statement.
Mai 4, 2017 : SPA submits search report about bats hibernacula on potential.
May 26, 2017 : SPA submits a supplement to the answers to the first request for information on the environmental impact study.
June 20, 2017 : SPA submits a report about mitigation measures intended for maternities of bats.
Septembre 22, 2017 : Publication of the second request for information on the Environmental Impact Statement by CEAA.
October 5, 2017 : SPA submits a report about evaluation of the effects of the increase in maritime traffic on the underwater sound environment in the Saguenay and its appendices.
December 14, 2017 : SPA submits responses to the second request for information on the Environmental Impact Statement.
Note : All documents filed may be accessed directly on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Website: www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050/details-eng.cfm?evaluation=80103
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