Tazi Twe Hydroelectric Project - federal funding allocated to participate in the environmental assessment
Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013OTTAWA, Aug. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has allocated a total of $50,000 to the Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nation to support their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed Tazi Twe Hydroelectric Project located in Saskatchewan.
This funding was made available to the public and Aboriginal groups through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Agency. It will enable participation in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment, which include reviewing and providing comments on the Environmental Impact Statement and on the draft Environmental Assessment Report.
For more information on the Participant Funding Program, the federal
environmental assessment process and the project, please visit the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca Registry reference number: 80031).
As part of the strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 put in place to support the government's Responsible Resource Development Initiative, the Agency is conducting a federal environmental assessment of this project.
This project is being assessed using a science-based approach. If it is
permitted to proceed to the next phase, it will continue to be subject to
Canada's strong environmental laws, rigorous enforcement and follow-up and increased fines.
The Proposed Project
Black Lake First Nation and Saskatchewan Power Corporation are proposing the construction and operation of a 42 to 50 megawatt water diversion type electrical generating station at Elizabeth Falls. The proposed project would be located adjacent to the Fond du Lac River between Black Lake and Middle Lake, on Black Lake First Nation Reserve lands in northern Saskatchewan. The proposed project would involve the construction and operation of a water intake, a power tunnel, a powerhouse, a tail race, a submerged weir, a construction camp, a bridge, and access roads.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal
environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in support of sustainable development.
SOURCE Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency