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$250,000 to Participate in the Environmental Assessement


By Friend of Bute - Posted on 21 May 2009

News Release, CEAA, May 21, 2009

OTTAWA - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is making available $250,000 under its Participant Funding Program to assist groups and individuals to participate in the environmental review for the proposed Bute Inlet Hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

This funding is being made available to help successful applicants review and comment on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will be prepared by the proponent. The funding may also be used to prepare for and participate in the public hearings that will be announced at a later date.

Funding applications received by the Agency by July 6, 2009 will be considered. A Funding Review Committee, independent of the review process, will consider all applications and make recommendations on the allocation of funds.

Information on the funding program, the proposed project and on the environmental assessment process is available on the Agency Web site, registry number 09-05-44825.

Bute Hydro Inc. is proposing to construct 17 run-of-river hydroelectric facilities in the vicinity of Bute Inlet. Major components in addition to the generating facilities include a substation near the mouth of Southgate River, associated access roads and ancillary works, 216 km of 230 kV collector transmission line and 227 km of 500 kV trunk transmission line from the proposed substation near the mouth of Southgate River to the existing 500 kV substation at Malaspina.

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.

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Media may contact:

Lucille Jamault
Senior Communications Advisor
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Tel.: 613-957-0434

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Proposed Bute Inlet Hydroelectric Project Availability of $250,000 to Participate in Environmental Assessement

Public Notice, CEAA, May 21, 2009

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is making available $250,000 under its Participant Funding Program to assist groups and individuals to participate in the environmental review for the proposed Bute Inlet Hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

This funding is being made available to help successful applicants review and comment on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will be prepared by the proponent. The funding may also be used to prepare for and participate in the public hearings that will be announced at a later date.

Funding applications received by the Agency by July 6, 2009 will be considered. A Funding Review Committee, independent of the review process, will consider all applications and make recommendations on the allocation of funds.

Information on the funding program, the proposed project and on the environmental assessment process is available on the Agency Web site, registry number 09‑05‑44825.

To apply for funding or to obtain more information on the program, contact:

Suzanne Osborne, Participant Funding Program
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
160, Elgin St., 22nd floor Ottawa, ON K1A 0H3
Tel.: 1-866-582-1884 / Fax: 613-948-9172
suzanne.osborne@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

Bute Hydro Inc. is proposing to construct 17 run-of-river hydroelectric facilities in the vicinity of Bute Inlet. Major components in addition to the generating facilities include a substation near the mouth of Southgate River, associated access roads and ancillary works, 216 km of 230 kV collector transmission line and 227 km of 500 kV trunk transmission line from the proposed substation near the mouth of Southgate River to the existing 500 kV substation at Malaspina.

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