Notice of Determination for Zagime Anishinabëk Gasification

March 4, 2022 - Indigenous Services Canada has determined that the proposed Zagime Anishinabëk Gasification is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

The determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

-upgrading to have available natural gas servicing will benefit the First Nation's economic development opportunities. As well, Zagime Anishinabëk's membership will benefit from this improvement on reserve.
-no comments were received from the public about the project
-mitigation measures are required for the project
-final drawings of all servicing will be provided once this has been finalized

Implementation of the following mitigation measures are required for the project:

-all work under the blanket permit will follow SaskEnergy's Environmental Protection Standards
-any vegetation clearing will be carried out before the nesting period
-Permits will be obtained before doing any work if any potential impacts to species at risk, fisheries, or plants at risk may be possible. After permits are obtained, copies will be provided to Indigenous Services Canada.
-All waste materials will be disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner and in accordance with provincial and municipal legislation
-Careful maintenance and monitoring of all equipment will be carried out to minimize the risk of spills or leaks of petroleum based products. Refueling is done at lease 30m from water body and on impermeable surface. The contractor will have an emergency response plan to manage fuel spills. All spills must be reported to relevant federal, provincial and municipal government departments
 -All equipment must be properly maintained and equipped with standard air emissions equipment
 -In addition to these mitigation measures, please ensure that the project meets or exceeds all municipal, provincial and federal laws, codes, standards as applicable.

Indigenous Services Canada is satisfied that the carrying out of the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

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