Decision Statement

Ambassador Bridge Enhancement Project

Transport Canada, and the Windsor Port Authority (the authorities) have taken the following course of action on February 12, 2014, relating to the screening-type environmental assessment of the Ambassador Bridge Enhancement Project.

Transport Canada and the Windsor Port Authority may exercise any power or perform any duty with respect to the project. After taking into consideration the screening report, public comments, and any 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 environmental effects on:

  • Air Quality and Climate
  • Surface Water Quality and Quantity
  • Groundwater Quality and Quantity
  • Water levels and Flows in the Detroit River
  • Surface and Subsurface Geology and Soils
  • Vegetation and Vegetation Communities, including Wetlands
  • Fish and Fish Habitat
  • Wildlife and Wildlife Habitat
  • Migratory Birds
  • Species at Risk
  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Contaminated Sites and Waste Management
  • Human Health and Socio-economic Environment
  • Physical and Cultural Heritage
  • Things of Historical, Archaeological, Paleontological or Architectural Significance
  • Transboundary Effects
  • Accidents and Malfunctions
  • Effects of the Environment on the Project
  • Cumulative effects

It was determined that 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.

Copies of the environmental assessment screening report may be obtained by referencing CEAR #21100 and contacting:

Environmental Management Branch (AHEB)
Transport Canada
Place de Ville Tower C
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0N5

Document reference number: 9

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