The terms of reference that Northern Pulp will use to prepare its environmental assessment for its proposed mill revitalization and new pulp effluent treatment plant were sent to the company today, March 14.
The environmental assessment is required to have a description of the company’s planned project in Pictou County, identify all potential environmental risks and impacts, and outline a plan to mitigate those risks and impacts.
The company has until March 14, 2024, to submit its environmental assessment, addressing all requirements in the terms of reference, to the Department of Environment and Climate Change.
When the Department receives the environmental assessment, the next steps in this legislated process are:
The final terms of reference and the comments received from Northern Pulp, the Mi’kmaq, stakeholders and the public on the draft version are available at: https://www.novascotia.ca/nse/ea/mill-transformation-and-effluent-treatment-facility/
More information on Nova Scotia’s Class II environmental assessment process is available at: https://novascotia.ca/nse/ea/docs/EA-ClassII-Infographic.pdf
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