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Énergie Saguenay Project — Public Comments Invited

January 15, 2016 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) commenced a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Énergie Saguenay Project, located in the District of La Baie, Saguenay City, Quebec.

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:

Énergie Saguenay Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
901-1550 d'Estimauville Avenue
Québec QC  G1J 0C1
Telephone: 418-649-6444
Fax: 418-649-6443
CEAA.EnergieSaguenayProject-ProjetEnergieSaguenay.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 80115). Printed copies are available upon request.

Copies are also available at the following locations:

  • Saint-Fulgence Municipality
    253 Saguenay Street
    Saint-Fulgence, Quebec
  • La Baie Public Library
    1911, 6e Avenue
    La Baie, Quebec
  • Conseil de la Première Nation des Innus Essipit
    32 De La Réserve Street
    Essipit, Quebec
  • Mashteuiatsh Public Library
    507 Uapileu Street
    Mashteuiatsh, 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

GNL Québec Inc. is proposing the construction and operation of a natural gas liquefaction (LNG) facility and export terminal located in the District of La Baie, Saguenay City, Quebec. The site of the project is located near the Grande-Anse marine terminal (Port of Saguenay). The main infrastructures are the natural gas liquefaction facilities with a production capacity of 11 million tons per year, port infrastructures for marine tanker loading of LNG, LNG storage tanks and support infrastructures. The wharf would be designed to accommodate vessels with a capacity of 100,000 deadweight tonnage (DWT). The proponent plans to begin the project construction in 2018. The operation could start at the end of 2021 and would last a minimum of 25 years.

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