Public Notice
Highway 914 - All Weather Roadway - McArthur River Mine Site to Cigar Lake Mine Site – Public Comments Invited and Federal Funding Available

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure is proposing to construct an all-weather road between the existing access roads to the McArthur River and the Cigar Lake mine sites to provide a more efficient route for trucks to access mines in northern Saskatchewan.

The project is subject to both a comprehensive study under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and an environmental impact assessment under the Environmental Assessment Act (Saskatchewan).

The public is invited to provide comments on a draft Project-Specific Guidelines and Scoping Document which incorporates the requirements of the federal and provincial environmental assessment processes and identifies the key issues and studies to be addressed in an environmental impact statement.

Please provide your comments by November 29, 2010 in order to ensure that they are considered prior to the finalization of the Project Specific Guidelines and Scoping Document. All comments will be reviewed by both federal and provincial regulators and will be considered public as part of the project file.

The document can be viewed at the offices of the northern communities of La Ronge, Air Ronge, Pinehouse Lake, Green Lake, Big River, Meadow Lake, Beauval, Missinipe, Stanley Mission, Southend, Brabant Lake, and Wollaston Lake; Black Lake and Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nations; Lac La Ronge Indian Band; Métis Nation-Northern Region I in La Ronge, Métis Nation-Northern Region II in Buffalo Narrows; Métis Nation-Northern Region III in Île à La Crosse; and the Saskatchewan Environmental Society.

The document can also be viewed online in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry under reference number 10-03-57731, and at (Programs and Services/Environmental Assessment/Notices/Section 10/2010-009).

This is the first of several opportunities for public comments that will occur during the environmental assessment of the project. Future opportunities for public participation will be announced at a later date.

For information or to submit comments, contact:

  • Peter Boothroyd
    Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
    Tel: 204-984-8020
    Fax: 204-983-7174
  • Howard DeLong
    Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment
    Tel: 306-787-6138
    Fax: 306-787-0930

$20,000 in Funding Available for Public Participation

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is making available $20,000 under its Participant Funding Program to assist groups and individuals to take part in the federal environmental assessment of this project. This funding is intended for activities that will follow the public consultation currently underway. Applications received by the Agency by November 29, 2010 will be considered.

For information on the Participant Funding Program, visit the Agency's Web site. To submit an application or to obtain additional information on the program, contact:

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Jean-Philippe Croteau
Participant Funding Program
160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor, Ottawa ON  K1A 0H3
Tel: 1-866-582-1884 or 613-948-1738
Fax: 613-948-9172

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