Public meeting concerning Eider Rock EIA to be held Nov. 18 (09/11/09)

NB 1776

Nov. 9, 2009

SAINT JOHN (CNB) - A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18, to discuss the the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for Irving Oil Ltd.'s proposed petroleum refinery and marine terminal in Saint John.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the Simonds Lions Auditorium, 185 Loch Lomond Rd., Saint John. Persons wishing to make a presentation should contact the Department of Environment at 506-453-3700. The meeting will also provide an opportunity for general comments.

The Eider Rock project was registered for an EIA review on Jan. 25, 2007. It was determined on Feb. 7, 2007, that the proposed project required a comprehensive EIA. The department received the final EIA report on April 30, 2009.

The Environmental Impact Assessment Regulation under The Clean Environment Act requires a public participation process be conducted prior to a decision on a given project.

Copies of the EIA report, report summary and the general review statement are available on the Department of Environment website and at the following locations:

Written briefs should be submitted no later than Friday, Dec. 4, by mail to the Environment and Local Government Initiatives Branch, Department of Environment, 3rd floor, Marysville Place, 20 McGloin St., Fredericton, NB, E3A 5T8; by fax, 506-453-3676; or by e-mail, EIA-EIE@gnb.ca.


MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Graham, communications, Department of Environment, 506-453-3700.