Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Transport Canada have taken the following course of action on July 12, 2013 relating to the comprehensive study of the Donkin Export Coking Coal Project. The authorities may exercise any power or perform any duty or function with respect to the project because, after taking into consideration the comprehensive study report and taking into account the implementation of appropriate mitigation measures, the authorities are of the opinion that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Implementation of mitigation measures is required for the project to address:

  • Air quality
  • Acoustic environment
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Surface water resources
  • Ground water resources
  • Wildlife habitat, including migratory birds
  • Wetlands
  • Rare species and uncommon communities
  • Fish and fish habitat
  • Change to commercial and recreational fisheries
  • Land use, including current use of land and resources for traditional Purposes by the Mi'kmaq, and
  • Archaeological and Heritage Resources

A follow-up program to verify the accuracy of the environmental assessment and/or determine the effectiveness of any measures taken to mitigate the adverse environmental effects is required for this project.

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