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Minister confirms that Panel will be reappointed if Bute project resumes
Ministre de l'Environnement
Minister of the Environment
Ottawa, Canada K1A 0H3
Jul 14, 2011
Friends of Bute Inlet
Dear Ms. Keller:
Thanks you for your email message of February 21, concerning the proposed Bute Inlet Hydrolectric project (the Project).
As Bute Hydro Inc. (the proponent) does not currently intend to move forward with the Project through the environmental assessment process, I disbanded the review panel (the Panel) on March 18. The Panel members are therefore released from their obligations under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.
The environmental assessment of the Project is not, however, being terminated. Should the proponent decide at a later date to proceed with the Project, I will appoint a new Panel to conduct the review.
Please note that my decision is available to the public through the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency's public registry Web site at http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050/details-eng.cfm?evaluation=44825.
The Honourable Peter Kent, P.C., M.P.