Dec. 14, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - The provincial government will issue a new Class 1 air quality approval to the Coleson Cove thermal generating station in Lorneville. The company's current air quality operating approval expires Jan. 14, 2010.
The renewal follows a public consultation exercise, which included a 120-day public review between July 13 and Nov. 16.
The Coleson Cove thermal generating station is operated by the New Brunswick Power Coleson Cove Corp. (NB Power). The facility meets the requirements of the Air Quality Regulation - Clean Air Act, and will be issued a five-year operating approval.
Documentation supporting the review included a facility profile, draft and intended approvals, and summaries of issues raised and responses to those issues as applicable. This information, as well as approval conditions, may be viewed at regional offices of the Department of Environment or the department's website.
In addition to the Clean Air Act, the Department of Environment is responsible for implementing the Clean Environment Act, the Clean Water Act, the Pesticides Control Act, and the Beverage Containers Act through early planning, pollution prevention initiatives, and the administration of permits and approvals.
MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Graham, public affairs, Department of Environment, 506-453-3700.