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Lingan 10 MW Wind Power Project

Description

On Friday, May 12, 2006, Glace Bay Lingan Wind Power Ltd. registered the 10 MW Lingan Wind Power Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act. On July 13, 2006 they submitted an Addendum including information regarding maps and written description of basic project details, depiction of project components relative to features such as the anemometer tower, WWII observation post, etc., description of the proximity to affected communities, issues raised by local residents and how they will be addressed, and proof of land ownership or permission to occupy the land.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to erect five 2 MW wind turbines on the coastal barrens northwest of the Lingan power station in Cape Breton Municipality. The Proponent plans to begin construction in the fall of 2006 and operation to begin in late spring 2007.

Under the Environmental Assessment Regulations, an electric generating facility which has a production rating of 2 megawatts or more derived from wind energy, is defined as a Class I undertaking.

Minister's Decision

On June 5, 2006 the Minister of Environment and Labour released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:23k) on this review. The Minister decided that the registration information was insufficient to allow her to make a decision and that additional information was required in accordance with Section 13 (1)(a) of the Environmental Assessment Regulations.

On August 3, 2006 the Minister of Environment and Labour released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:62k) on the AddendumPDF Download Link (PDF:8.9mb) review. The Minister has decided to approve the undertaking in accordance with Section 13(1)b of the Environmental Assessment Regulations, pursuant to Part IV of the Environment Act.

The undertaking has been approved subject to a number of conditionsPDF Download Link (PDF:48k).

The proponent is required to obtain all other necessary approvals, permits or authorizations before commencing work on the undertaking.

Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments regarding this project were accepted from May 12, 2005 to May 23, 2005.

Public comments regarding the project addendum were accepted from July 13, 2006 to July 24, 2006.

Comments submitted on the Registration Document and addendum are available at the Nova Scotia Environment Library.

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