The purpose of the Environmental Assessment was to identify alternatives and study the potential effect of the proposed landfill expansion on the environment.
The Environmental Assessment had multiple phases.
|Terms of Reference||Minister's decision||November 2013|
|Environmental Assessment||Develop alternative methods for completing the proposed project||Spring / Summer 2014|
|Open House #3||Spring / Summer 2014|
|Conduct studies to confirm existing environmental conditions||Spring / Summer 2014|
|Assess environmental impacts of each alternative method||Fall 2014|
|Compare and evaluate each alternative method||Fall 2014|
|Identify the preferred alternative method||Fall 2014|
|Open House #4||Late Fall 2014|
|Draft Environmental Assessment Report is available for public review and comment||Jan. 29 to March 5, 2015|
|Submit the Environmental Assessment Report to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change||June 5, 2015|
|Environmental Assessment Report is available for public review and comment||June 5 to July 24, 2015|
|Review Process and Decision||Completion of Ministry of Environment and Climate Change review||July to August 2015|
|Public inspection of Ministry of Environment and Climate Change review||Aug. 28 to Oct 2, 2015|
|Minister of Environment and Climate Change approval of the Environmental Assessment Report||May 4, 2016|
Once the required approval under the Environmental Protection Act and Water Resources Act is obtained, the landfill expansion will commence.