Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination

Ottawa – September 10, 2014 - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has decided that a federal environmental assessment is not required for the Strathcona Salt Cavern Storage Project (the Project) pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012).

In making this determination, the Agency considered the following factors as indicated in section 10 of CEAA 2012:

  • the Project Description provided by ATCO Energy Solutions, Ltd. (the proponent) on July 16, 2014;
  • the possibility that the carrying out of the Project may cause adverse environmental effects; and
  • any comments received during the 20 day consultation period.

The Agency is satisfied that the environmental effects of the Project are well understood and adequately characterized in the Project Description. The Agency is satisfied that the Project is not likely to cause adverse environmental effects as defined in CEAA 2012.

Therefore, the Agency decided that an environmental assessment of the designated project, as proposed in the Project Description, is not required under CEAA 2012.

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