Federal agency seeks public input on Canpotex proposal
A federal environmental assessment of plans for a new potash export terminal at Prince Rupert, B.C. is heading into an early stage for public comment.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency on Monday announced a deadline of Sept. 30 for public comments on the proposal from Canpotex, the jointly-owned offshore marketing arm of fertilizer giants Agrium, Mosaic Co. and PotashCorp.
The Sept. 30 deadline is also for funding applications from “groups and individuals” wanting to take part in “upcoming steps” of the project’s environmental assessment. The federal agency has budgeted $50,000 for assistance to eligible applicants.
The public participation period is the first of three planned to take place during the federal environmental assessment of the Canpotex project, with others to be announced “at a later date.”