Rigorous environmental assessment

An environmental and social assessment is a planning and decision-making tool in the context of project development. It makes it possible to assess the anticipated impacts of a project and at the same time makes it possible to target aspects to improve and improve.

GNL Quebec has submitted the Énergie Saguenay project to the Quebec environmental assessment process, which includes an assessment by the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change (MELCC) and the Public Hearings Office on the environment (BAPE). The project is also being assessed by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA). During these evaluations, all stakeholders have the opportunity to express themselves on the project to improve it, offer suggestions and be informed.

To successfully go through all the environmental assessment mechanisms, the Énergie Saguenay project must meet all provincial and federal standards regarding safety, health and the environment, as well as the protection of workers and the public. Énergie Saguenay conducts exhaustive environmental assessments in accordance with the requirements of the governments of Quebec and Canada, and with the objective of feeding its own internal process of continuous improvement and improvement.

 

Project progression through the environmental assessment

and consultation process
 

 

Federal government

 

Provincial Government

 

IAAC Process

 

MELCC Process BAPE

Step 1

Notice of project

Step 1

Notice of project

 

Step 2

Public information period announced

Step 2

Public information period announced

Step 3

EIS guidelines issued by IAAC

Step 3

EIS guidelines issued by MELCC

Step 4

EIS completed and tabled by proponent

Step 4

EIS completed and tabled by proponent

Step 5

EIS compliance evaluated by IAAC

Step 5

EIS analysed by MELCC

Step 6

EIS analysed by IAAC

Step 6

Questions sent to proponent by MELCC

Step 7

One or more series of questions sent to proponent by IAAC

Step 7

Answers forwarded to MELCC by proponent

Step 8

Answers forwarded to IAAC by proponent

Step 8

Answers analysed by MELCC

Step 9

Report tabled by IAAC

Step 9

Project aligibility and mandate to BAPE

(public hearings)

Step 1

BAPE - 1st part of public hearings: 

Public may ask questions to proponent and to BAPE ressource people

Step 10

Minister's decision announced

Step 10

Report drafted by MELCC

Step 2

BAPE - 2nd part of public hearings:

Public may read summary of memorandum and express opinions

Step 11

Federal government's decision announced

Step 11

Minister's recommendation based on MELCC reports

Step 3

Report drafted by BAPE and forwarded to Minister

 

Step 12

Provincial governmenet's decision announced (Order-in-council)

 

Key

IAAC

MELCC

BAPE

EIS

 

Impact Assessment Agency of Canada

Ministère de l'Environnement et de la lutte aux changements climatiques

Bureau d'audiences publiques sur l'environnement

Environmental Impact Statement

 
Completed steps
 
In progress
 

 

 

 

 

A GREATLY ENHANCED PROJECT THANKS TO CITIZENS

GNL Québec widely consulted the population before carrying out its environmental impact study, which made it possible to identify and implement several improvement and improvement measures for its project, even before evaluating it. officially all impacts. This upstream work made it possible to improve at the source certain impacts apprehended on the environment from the early stages of project development and planning.

 

It should be noted that this process of improving and improving the project is continuing continuously in order to seek innovative and effective means of reducing the impacts on the environment, in collaboration with the community.

 

To see the improvements made to the project as part of the consultations, it's here.

 

 

Documents from the environmental impact study of the Énergie Saguenay project
Information on federal assessment  : 

Information on provincial assessment : 

Information sur l'évaluation du BAPE

 

Pour en savoir davantage sur la participation de la population aux activités volontaires de consultation d'Énergie Saguenay, veuillez-vous référer à la section « Communauté » du site Web.