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North Thompson Rail Terminal Development Project — Public Comments Invited

January 3, 2019 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed North Thompson Rail Terminal Development Project, located in Kamloops, British Columbia.

To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on the project and its potential effects on the environment, as described in the summary of the project description.

All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by January 23, 2019 to:

North Thompson Rail Terminal Development Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
410-701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1C6
Telephone: 604-666-2431

Map depicting the location of the project, as described in the current document.

To view a summary of the project description or for more information, visit the Agency's website at (Registry reference number 80163). Printed copies are available upon request.

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The Proposed Project

North Thompson Rail Terminals Inc. is proposing the construction and operation of a rail yard facility located in Kamloops, British Columbia. As proposed, the North Thompson Rail Terminal Development Project would include 41 rail tracks totaling 14.6 kilometres in length, and would connect to the Canadian National Railway Company's mainline located on the eastern shore of the North Thompson River. The project would also include facilities for railcar loading, switching, storage and repair, as well as infrastructure upgrades and a site access road. Once constructed, the project would occupy an area of approximately 27 hectares.

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