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[cdn-nucl-l] CNSC hearing on EA report, Pickering NGS expansion of used fuel storage area
I thought you might want to know about the CNSC Public Hearing on the EA
Screening Report on the proposed expansion of the Pickering NGS used fuel
storage area. There is information on the OPG web site at:
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission: Notice of Public Hearing
CCNMatthews, Fri 13 Feb 2004, Company: Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will hold a
one-day public hearing to consider the results of an Environmental
Assessment Screening Report (EA Screening Report) on the proposed expansion
to the storage component of the existing used fuel processing and storage
facility located at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (NGS) site in
Pickering, Ontario. The environmental assessment is being conducted pursuant
to the requirements of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA).
One-Day Hearing: April 28, 2003, Place: CNSC Public Hearing Room, 14th
Floor, 280 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario. Public hearings begin at 8:30 AM
and follow the agenda published prior to the hearing date.
CNSC staff received notice from Ontario Power Generation (OPG) of its intent
to apply for an amendment to their existing licence to authorize the
construction of a proposed expansion to the storage component of the
existing used fuel processing and storage facility at the Pickering NGS. The
existing Pickering Waste Management Facility Phase I (PWMF I) is licensed as
a Class IB nuclear facility under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, and an
environmental assessment was completed for the PWMF I in 1999.
Before the Commission makes its decision on OPG's application, an
environmental assessment must be completed in compliance with the CEAA to
determine if the project is likely to cause significant adverse
environmental effects. If the Commission concludes that the project is not
likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects, taking into
account the appropriate mitigation measures, it may proceed with a licensing
hearing on OPG's application.
The draft EA Screening Report was made available to the public on December
19, 2003, and the public comment period ended January 26, 2004. Commission
documents related to the hearing on the draft EA Screening Report will be
available February 27, 2004.
The public is invited to comment on the results of the EA Screening Report
either by oral presentation or written submission. Requests to participate
and text of oral presentations or written submissions must be filed with the
Secretary of the Commission by March 29, 2004.
Please send interventions to: c/o Sunni Locatelli Secretariat Canadian
Nuclear Safety Commission 280 Slater St., P.O. Box 1046, Ottawa, Ontario K1P
Members of the public are welcome to observe public hearings. For current
agendas and information on the hearing process, visit the CNSC Web site:
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Sunni Locatelli Secretariat (613) 995-0360 or 1-800-668-5284 (613) 995-5086
INDUSTRY: GOV SUBJECT: NWS