Notice of Determination for the Montreal Lake Cree Nation Little Red River Water Treatment Plant Upgrades

Jan 22, 2024 - Indigenous Services Canada has determined that the proposed Montreal Lake Cree Nation Little Red River Water Treatment Plant Upgrades is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


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

-Montreal Lake Cree Nation members will benefit from this development.

-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:

-All work will be carried out in accordance with the Migratory Bird convention Act and applicable regulations. If clearing and grubbing (even ground vegetation) should occur within of the nesting period (Mid-April - Late August), a qualified biologist shall assess conditions of the site prior to site disturbance and before vegetation clearing to detect species of concern. If any species of concern are discovered,  work should be halted and ISC should be notified. Environment and Climate Change Canada must also be contacted immediately to determine mitigation strategies.

-All applicable federal, provincial and municipal permits will be obtained before undertaking any work if any potential impacts.

-Dust control measures must be implemented to prevent air quality impacts to nearby residents.
- Provide sediment and erosion control measures to prevent soil erosion and discharge of soil-bearing water runoff or airborne dust to adjacent properties and waterways in accordance with provincial standards. 

-Inspect, repair, and maintain erosion and sedimentation control measures during construction until permanent vegetation has been established.

-Remove erosion and sedimentation controls and restore and stabilize areas disturbed during removal.

-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 construction equipment must be properly maintained and equipped with standard air emissions equipment.

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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