Gazoduq Project update: Notice of the commencement of the impact assessment
July 17, 2020
The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (Agency) has issued the Notice of Commencement of the impact assessment for the Gazoduq Project. The planning phase of the impact assessment process is now complete and the Agency has published a number of documents on its Registry, including: the Indigenous Engagement and Partnership Plan, Public Participation Plan, Plan for the Issuance of Permits, Cooperation Plan, and the Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines. The Agency has also announced a 420-day time limit for the impact assessment phase.
Given that the proposed 780 kilometer natural gas pipeline would be regulated by the Canada Energy Regulator (CER), it will be assessed by an integrated review panel, which will include at least one Commissioner of the CER.
The proposed Gazoduq Project would connect TC Energy Limited's existing main natural gas transmission system in northeastern Ontario to the proposed Énergie Saguenay Project, a natural gas liquefaction facility by GNL Québec in Saguenay, Québec.
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