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Contrecoeur Port Terminal Expansion Project — Public Comments Invited

January 15, 2016 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) commenced a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Contrecoeur Port Terminal Expansion Project, located in Contrecoeur, approximately 40 kilometres from Montreal.

The Agency invites the public to comment on which aspects of the environment may be affected by this project and what should be examined during the environmental assessment, as detailed in the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Guidelines. All comments received will be considered public.

Written comments must be submitted by February 15, 2016 to:

Contrecoeur Port Terminal Expansion Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
901-1550 d'Estimauville Avenue
Québec QC  G1J 0C1
Telephone: 418-649-6444
Fax: 418-649-6443
Email: CEAA.ContrecoeurPortProject-ProjetPortContrecoeur.ACEE@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

Map depicting the location of the project, as described in the current document.

To view the draft EIS Guidelines or for more information, visit the Agency's website (Registry reference number 80116).

Copies are also available at the following locations:

  • Contrecoeur Public Library
    5000, route Marie-Victorin
    Contrecoeur, Quebec
  • Dansereau-Larose Municipal and School Library
    36 Dalpé Street
    Verchères, Quebec
  • Maisonneuve Library
    4120 Ontario Street East,
    Montréal, Quebec

This is the second of four opportunities for the public to comment on this project. Following this comment period, the Agency will finalize and issue the EIS Guidelines to the proponent.

The Proposed Project

The Montreal Port Authority proposes the construction of a container port terminal with a maximum annual capacity of 1.15 million containers on its property located in Contrecoeur, approximately 40 kilometres downstream from Montreal. The project would include the construction of a 675-metre dock for two berths to accommodate vessels between 39,000 and 75,400 deadweight tonnage (DWT). The project would also include a seven tracks classification yard, a container storage and handling area, an intermodal rail yard, support facilities, rail and road accesses, a truck control area and a viaduct on Route 132.

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