Public Comments being Accepted on Cedar LNG until October 20, 2019
Cedar LNG Project — Public Comments Invited
September 19, 2019 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) has accepted an initial project description for the proposed Cedar LNG Project, located near Kitimat, British Columbia.
The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to review the summary of the initial project description and provide feedback related to the proposed project. Comments received will support the Agency in the preparation of a summary of issues. Once completed, the Agency will provide the summary of issues to the proponent.
In addition, the Government of British Columbia has requested that the conduct of the federal impact assessment process be substituted to the province. This means that if the Agency determines an impact assessment is required, and the Minister of Environment and Climate Change decides that the provincial process is an appropriate substitute for the federal process, the provincial government would conduct the impact assessment of the project on behalf of the Agency. In a substituted process, British Columbia would gather the information needed for the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to make an impact assessment decision under the Impact Assessment Act.
The Agency is also seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on this request.
Public Comments Invited
Written comments in either official language will be accepted until October 20, 2019.
Comments can be submitted online by visiting the project home page on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry (reference number 80208). All comments received will be published online as part of the project file.
To view the summary of the initial project description, visit the Agency's website at canada.ca/iaac. Printed copies are available upon request. More information on the project, the review process and alternative means of submitting comments is also available online.
The Proposed Project
Cedar LNG Export Development Ltd. is proposing to construct and operate a floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing facility and marine export terminal near Kitimat, British Columbia. The proposed project would process and liquefy natural gas to produce approximately 3 to 4 million tonnes of LNG per year and include storage capacity for up to 250,000 cubic metres of LNG. The proposed project would have a lifespan of at least 25 years.