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EA for Railway expansion under discussion in BC

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the Prince Rupert Port Authority are looking for the public’s feedback on a comprehensive report for the proposed Fairview Terminal Phase II Expansion Project located in British...


The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the Prince Rupert Port Authority are looking for the public’s feedback on a comprehensive report for the proposed Fairview Terminal Phase II Expansion Project located in British Columbia (B.C.).

The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) and Canadian National Railway (CN Rail) are proposing to expand the existing Fairview Terminal in Prince Rupert, B.C. This will include extending the existing wharf structure and expanding the onshore terminal. As part of the project, CN Rail is proposing to construct two rail sidings, a maintenance road and wye (a triangular shaped arrangement of railway tracks with a switch point at each corner) in order to achieve terminal throughway design capacity.

The comprehensive report outlines conclusions and recommendations regarding the predicted adverse environmental effects of the project, the significance of these effects and appropriate measures to mitigate any significant adverse environmental effects.

After this comment period, the Minister of the Environment and the PRPA will take into consideration the comprehensive report along with public comments received and issue their respective decisions.

The report and more information on the project are available on the agency’s website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca, in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry under reference number 37956.


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