Prince Rupert LNG Project (EAO)

What was this engagement about?

BG Group is proposing to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility on Ridley Island near Prince Rupert. The proposed project, known as Prince Rupert LNG, would liquefy natural gas and transfer it to ships for transport to market. The project consists of two LNG processing units, two LNG storage tanks and an LNG shipping terminal with a total capacity of 14 million tonnes per annum (mtpa).

The proposed project is subject to review under British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The Proponent must obtain an environmental assessment certificate before any work can be undertaken on the proposed project. However, prior to submission of an application (Application) for a certificate by the Proponent, Environmental Assessment Office of British Columbia (EAO) must first approve Application Information Requirements.

The EAO held a 30-day public comment period from March 24, 2014 to April 22, 2014 on the proposed Prince Rupert LNG Project draft Application Information Requirements (AIR) document.

How can my contribution make a difference?

The intention of seeking public comments was to ensure that all potential effects – environmental, economic, social, heritage and health – that might result from the Project are identified for consideration as part of the assessment process. At this stage of the process, the primary intent was to receive feedback about the studies or information required for a comprehensive environmental assessment.

Citizens were invited to comment online, by email, fax, mail or to attend an information session in Port Edward (April 2) or Prince Rupert (April 3).

Details of the Engagement:

Date: March 24 to April 22, 2014

Status: Closed

Location: North Coast

Category: Natural Resources

Types: In-person, Online, Email, Mail, Fax

See the status of this project and comments from the public.