Public Notice
Kitimat LNG Expansion Project — Public Comments Invited

July 11, 2019 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Kitimat LNG Expansion Project, located in British Columbia.

To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on the project and its potential effects on the environment, as described in the summary of the project description.

Substitution Request

In addition, the Government of British Columbia has requested that the conduct of the federal environmental assessment process be substituted to the province. This means the provincial government would conduct the environmental assessment of the project on behalf of the Agency, and would gather the information needed for the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to make an environmental assessment decision under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.

The Agency is also seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on this request.

Public Comments Invited

All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by July 31, 2019 to:

Kitimat LNG Expansion Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
410-701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1C6
Telephone: 604-666-2431

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

To view a summary of the project description or for more information, visit the Agency's website at (Registry reference number 80180). Printed copies are available upon request.

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The Proposed Project

KM LNG Operating General Partnership is proposing to expand the Kitimat LNG Project (archived Registry reference number 05-03-10430), a liquefied natural gas (LNG) production and marine export facility located at Bish Cove, near Kitimat, British Columbia. As proposed, the Kitimat LNG Expansion Project would increase the facility's LNG production capacity by more than 50 percent, to 18 million tonnes per year. The expansion would include the addition of a third LNG train, a LNG containment tank, marine berth infrastructure and increased shipping.

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