The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) is seeking comments from the public on Woodside’s Grassy Point LNG project and its potential effects on the environment.
“As part of the strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act put in place to support the government’s Responsible Resource Development Initiative, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Grassy Point LNG project, located in BC,” CEAA said in a statement.
Comments must be submitted by November 3, 2014.
Woodside of Australia proposes to construct and operate an LNG export facility at Grassy Point, approximately 30 kilometres north of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
Two main options are being considered for the project: an onshore LNG facility and a nearshore facility, each incorporating LNG trains, associated services, and marine facilities.
The operational phase of the proposed LNG facility is foreseen to be at least 25 years, with full build-out capacity expected to be 20 million tonnes per year.