Wolverine Terminals ULC announced today it has submitted and posted a draft Environmental Effects Evaluation (EEE) for the proposed Prince Rupert Marine Fuels Project.
The proposed refueling service is subject to an EEE under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012).
An online copy of the EEE is now available, for review and public comment, at the Wolverine Terminals website and will also be available in hard copy at the Prince Rupert Port Interpretive Centre. Public comments on the EEE must be received within 30 days of the online posting.
To facilitate the public review and comment process, Wolverine Terminals will host an Open House on March 21, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Crest Hotel in Prince Rupert. Wolverine Terminals previously hosted Open Houses in Prince Rupert and Port Hardy in October 2017 and continues to solicit public feedback on the project. Comments received to date and those received at the upcoming Open House will be incorporated into the final EEE.
“We’re continuing to gather public input to help us identify, assess and mitigate potential impacts of this important project for Prince Rupert,” said Serge Bisson, President, Wolverine Terminals. “We’ve received valuable input that has contributed to the draft Environmental Effects Evaluation. We are now following up to provide the public with an update and another opportunity to comment on the project.”
Wolverine Terminals is proposing to construct and operate Prince Rupert Marine Fuels, a first-of-its-kind marine fuel delivery service for the Port of Prince Rupert that would enable cargo vessels anchored or berthed in the Port to refuel locally. Currently, the Port of Prince Rupert is one of the only major ports in the world not to offer marine fueling services for cargo ships, a significant competitive disadvantage.
“We’re confident this project will be built and operated safely and we’ll collectively achieve our goal of making the Port of Prince Rupert a full-service port capable of supporting capacity for growth,” said Bisson.
Wolverine expects a regulatory decision in mid-2018, with construction to begin in early 2019.
To Access the Draft Environmental Effects Evaluation:
Port Interpretive Centre
Address: 215 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1A2
Public Written Comment Period
Written comments will be received by Wolverine Terminals until 5 p.m. (PST) April 11, 2018. Comments can be submitted by mail to:
#2600, 605 – 5th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta, T2P 3H5
Attention: Public Relations
By email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject line: Prince Rupert Marine Fuels Service
By submitting written comments on the forms provided at the Open House