Notice of Determination for Sucker River Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

February 2, 2023 - Indigenous Services Canada has determined that the proposed Sucker River Water Treatment Plant Upgrade is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

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

-the lagoon upgrades will decrease the use of disinfection-by-products and provide capacity for future growth in the community.
-the expansion of the lagoon will provide employment opportunities for members of Lac la Ronge Indian Band
-no comments were received from the public about the project
-mitigation measures are required for the project

Implementation of the following mitigation measures are required for the project:
-measures outlined in the geotechnical report to be followed
-any clearing will occur outside of the nesting period, or a qualified biologist will be on-site
-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.
 -Site access will be restricted to authorized workers only with adequate training
 -Project activities will comply with the provincial and federal Occupational health and safety requirements.
 -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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