News Release
Randle Reef Sediment Remediation Project – Public Comments Invited on the Comprehensive Study Report

OTTAWA – January 4, 2013 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is conducting a comprehensive study environmental assessment for the Randle Reef Sediment Remediation Project located in Ontario. The public is invited to comment on the Comprehensive Study Report for this proposed project.

The Comprehensive Study Report includes the conclusions and recommendations regarding the implementation of appropriate mitigation measures and whether or not the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

The Comprehensive Study Report and more information on this project are available on the Agency’s website (registry reference number 80001).

Copies of the Comprehensive Study Report are also available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Environment Canada
    Canada Centre for Inland Waters Library
    867 Lakeshore Road, Room: L200
    Burlington, ON
    Please contact 905-336-4982 to arrange viewing
  • Environment Canada
    Downsview Library Services
    4905 Dufferin Street, Floor 3rd
    Toronto, ON
    Please contact 416-739-5702 to arrange viewing
  • Hamilton Port Authority
    605 James Street North, 6th Floor
    Hamilton, ON
    Please contact 905-525-4330 to arrange viewing
  • Hamilton Public Library
    Central Branch
    55 York Boulevard, 3rd Floor Reference Desk
    Hamilton, ON
  • Burlington Public Library
    Central Branch
    2331 New Street
    Burlington, ON

Written comments in either official language must be sent by February 3, 2013 to:

Randle Reef Sediment Remediation Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
55 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 907
Toronto ON M4T 1M2
Tel: 416-952-1576
Fax: 416-952-1573

This is the final public comment period of the environmental assessment of the project. After this public comment period, the Minister of the Environment will take into consideration the Comprehensive Study Report along with comments received from the public and Aboriginal groups and issue an environmental assessment decision statement.

This project was assessed using a science-based approach. As for any project assessed under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, it will continue to be subject to Canada’s strong environmental laws, rigorous enforcement and follow-up, and increased fines.

The Proposed Project

The project involves the construction of a capped engineered containment facility (ECF) of about 7.5 ha, consisting of a peninsula attached to Hamilton Port Authority’s Pier 15. The ECF would cover in-situ about 130,000 of contaminated sediments and contain about 500,000 of dredged contaminated sediments from the surrounding areas.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in support of sustainable development.


Media may contact:

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Céline Legault
Communications Advisor
Tel: 613-957-0278

Document Reference Number: 2

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