The EIS includes the potential effects of the project, as well as proposed ways B.C. Hydro will work to avoid those effects.
Written comments were accepted at the open houses held across the Peace Region, as well as by mail or through an online form. Several local governments and First Nation communities have already submitted their comments, many based on the advice of hired consultants.
If the government determines the EIS is satisfactory this spring/summer, it’s anticipated the joint review panel will be formed this summer. If that joint review panel decides the EIS is sufficient, public hearings will be scheduled for this fall/winter, with a provincial and federal government decision on the entire project tentatively set for the fall of 2014.
Last minute comments can be submitted online, or to:
Linda Jones, Panel Manager
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
22nd Floor, 160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0H3
Brian Murphy, Executive Project Director
B.C. Environmental Assessment Office
PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, B.C. V8W 9V1
To view the full Environmental Impact Statement, click here.