Public Notice
Request for Public Comment on Draft Environmental Assessment Guidelines / Participant Funding Availability – Proposed Cameco Corporation Vision 2010 Decommissioning Project

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) invites public comment on the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) Guidelines for the proposed Cameco Corporation Vision 2010 Decommissioning project.

The Vision 2010 project involves a comprehensive redevelopment of Cameco's Conversion Facility located in Port Hope, Ontario. The project consists of decommissioning and demolishing approximately 20 old or underutilized buildings, removing contaminated soils, building materials and stored historical wastes, and constructing new replacement buildings. Three of the 20 are Class 1B nuclear facilities used to refine or convert uranium with a capacity of more than 100 tonnes per year.

The project is subject to a comprehensive study under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The public is invited to comment on the draft EA Guidelines which identify key issues and studies required in the assessment to be conducted by the proponent. The public comment period closes on April 11, 2008. Interested parties should forward their written comments in the official language of their choice, via mail, e-mail or fax, to the attention of:

Liana Ethier
Environmental Assessment Officer
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
P.O. Box 1046, Station B
280 Slater Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5S9
Tel.: 1-800-668-5284
Fax: 613-995-5086

The draft EA Guidelines are available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry, reference # 06-03-22672. Copies of the draft EA guidelines are also available for public viewing at the following locations:

  • Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Library
    280 Slater Street, 2nd Floor
    Ottawa, ON
  • Port Hope Public Library
    Mary J. Benson Branch
    31 Queen Street
    Port Hope, ON
  • Port Hope Public Library
    Garden Hill Branch
    3609 Ganaraska Road (County Road 9)
    Port Hope, ON
  • Cobourg Public Library
    C. Gordon King Centre
    200 Ontario Street
    Cobourg, ON

Interested parties can also obtain a copy by contacting the CNSC contact person listed above.

The CNSC will review comments prior to revising and finalizing the draft EA Guidelines. All comments received on the draft EA Guidelines are considered public.

Availability of Participant Funding

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is making available $40,000 under its participant funding program to assist groups and/or individuals to take part in the environmental assessment of this proposed project.

To receive funding, successful applicants must participate in the environmental assessment process of the proposed project. Funding applications received by the Agency at the address indicated below by April 11, 2008 will be considered.

Information on the program, including the Participant Funding Program Guide, the application form and the contribution agreement that describes the obligations of each party and the conditions for payments, is available on the Agency's website.

To apply for funding or to obtain additional information on the program, contact:

Participant Funding Program
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor
Ottawa, ON K1A 0H3
Tel.: 613-957-0254 (collect calls accepted)
Fax: 613-948-9172

For more information on this project, consult the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry, reference # 06-03-22672.

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