Thursday January 12, 2012

 

Run-of-River News

Harrison IPP's One Step Closer

Cloudworks to show completed Environmental Assessments at Open House January 19

Released by Cloudworks Energy Inc.

 

loudworks Energy Inc. (Proponent) is proposing to construct and operate three waterpower projects on Tretheway Creek, Shovel Creek and Big Silver Creek in the vicinity of Harrison Lake, BC (proposed Projects). The three proposed Projects would generate approximately 72 megawatts (MW) of energy combined (23, 13 and 36 MW, respectively).

The proposed Projects are subject to review under British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

The Proponent has now submitted its application (Application) to obtain an environmental assessment certificate which is required before any work can be undertaken on the proposed Projects.

In order to provide information to the public about the Application, and to receive comments from the public, the Environmental Assessment Office of British Columbia (EAO) invites the public to attend an Open House to be held:

at: Evergreen Hall, Cheam Room 9291 Corbould Street, Chilliwack BC

on: Thursday, January 19, 2012

from: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

At 7:00 p.m. there will be a presentation by the EAO on the process with an opportunity to ask questions about the process. A second presentation will also be given by the Proponent in relation to the proposed Projects.

If you are unable to attend the Open House, you may still wish to make a written submission. There are 30 days for the submission of comments by the public in relation to the Application. The comment period will begin on January 11, 2012 and end on February 9, 2012. All comments received during this comment period will be considered.

The intention of seeking public comments is to ensure that all potential effects – environmental, economic, social, heritage and health – that might result from the proposed Projects are identified for consideration as part of the assessment process.

The EAO accepts public comments through the following ways:

  • By Online Form at www.eao.gov.bc.ca

  • By Mail: Trish Balcaen A/Project Assessment Director Environmental Assessment Office PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt Victoria BC V8W 9V1

  • By Fax: Fax: 250-356-6448

An electronic copy of the Application and information regarding the environmental assessment process are available at www.eao.gov.bc.ca. Copies of the Application are also available for viewing at these locations:

Agassiz Library: 7140 Cheam, Agassiz BC

Chilliwack Library: 45860 First Avenue, Chilliwack BC

The Proponent has requested that the water licence and land tenure applications associated with the three proposed Projects be considered under other enactments concurrently with the continuing assessment of these reviewable projects under the Act. These applications are also available on the EAO’s website at www.eao.gov.bc.ca  and at the above locations. Comments on these may also be submitted to the EAO during the comment period as described above.

 

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