Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination

Ottawa – April 27, 2017 - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has decided that a federal environmental assessment is not required for the Baudette-Rainy River International Bridge Replacement Project pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012).

In making this determination, the Agency considered the following factors as indicated in section 10 of CEAA 2012:

  • the description of the project accepted by the Agency on March 3, 2017;
  • the possibility that the carrying out of the project may cause adverse environmental effects; and,
  • comments received within the comment period.

The Agency is satisfied that the environmental effects of the Project are adequately characterized in the Project Description. The Agency is satisfied that potential adverse environmental effects from the Project, as described under section 5 of CEAA 2012, would be addressed through well understood mitigation measures and requirements of federal legislative and regulatory frameworks. Environmental effects that are within provincial jurisdiction would be addressed through provincial legislation and regulations.

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