Public Notice
Route 389 Improvement Project between Fire Lake and Fermont - Public Comments Invited

September 4, 2018 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Route 389 Improvement Project between Fire Lake and Fermont, located in Quebec.

The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on the Comprehensive Study Report, a document that includes the Agency's analysis and findings on whether the proposed project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects taking into account the implementation of mitigation measures.

All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by October 4, 2018 to:

Route 389 Improvement Project between Fire Lake and Fermont
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
901 - 1550 d'Estimauville Avenue
Quebec, Quebec G1J 0C1
Telephone: 418-649-6444
Email: Route389Road@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

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

To view the Comprehensive Study Report or for more information on the project, please visit the Agency's website at canada.ca/ceaa (Registry reference number 66250). Printed copies are also available at the following locations:

  • Fermont Public Library
    100, place Daviault
    Fermont, Quebec
  • Louis-Ange-Santerre Library
    500 Jolliet Avenue
    Sept-Îles, Quebec
  • Bureau du Conseil de Bande Innu Takuaikan Uashat mak Mani-Utenam
    265 Des Montagnais Boulevard
    Uashat, Quebec
  • Bureau du Conseil de la Nation Innue de Matimekush-Lac-John
    170 Pearce Lake Street
    Matimekush-Lac John, Quebec

As a next step, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change will consider the Comprehensive Study Report, along with comments received from the public and Indigenous groups and decide whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

For more information on the Agency's privacy policies, consult the Privacy Notice on its website at canada.ca/ceaa .

The Proposed Project

The proposed project consists of improving Route 389 between Fire Lake and Fermont (kilometres 478 to 564) in order to increase the flow and safety of the road and, in addition, improve the link with Newfoundland and Labrador as well as facilitate access to natural resources.The work includes building 55.8 kilometres of new right-of-way road and improving existing road, for a total length of 69.5 kilometres.

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