Enerdu – Notice of opportunity to comment – Draft Heritage Impact Assessment Report

ENERDU HYDROELECTRIC GENERATING STATION EXPANSION & REDEVELOPMENT

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Enerdu Power Systems Inc. (Enerdu) is proposing to expand and redevelop its existing waterpower facility, the Enerdu Generating Station (GS). The existing Enerdu GS is located on the Mississippi River at 11 Main Street in the Town of Mississippi Mills, Ontario. The Enerdu project involves the replacement of the existing flashboard system with an adjustable weir, and the construction of a new powerhouse adjacent to the existing one in order to increase the generating capacity from 300 kW to approximately 950 kW. The proposed project was assessed under the Class Environmental Assessment for Waterpower Projects (October 2008, revised January 2014), and a Notice of Completion was issued on December 17, 2012.

During the Notice of Completion review period, the Minister of the Environment received 16 Part II Order requests, asking that the Enerdu project be required to partake in mediation and/or prepare an individual environmental assessment. On November 18, 2013, the Minister informed Enerdu of his decision that mediation and/or an individual EA was not required, and listed specific conditions that the proponent must meet prior to undertaking detail design work and construction.

In accordance with the conditions outlined in the Minister’s decision, the proponent has retained a heritage specialist to prepare a Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) for the proposed development.

The Draft HIA report is being made available for public review and comment for a 31-calendar day review period. Both hard and electronic copies of the Draft HIA report will be available for review and comment from May 19 to June 18, 2014. An electronic copy of the Draft HIA report may be viewed at the BluMetric Environmental Inc. website (www.wesa.ca). Here is a direct link to the report.  Hard copies may be found during the review period at the Mississippi Mills Public Library (155 High Street, Almonte).

Enerdu must receive all comments in writing regarding the Draft HIA report no later than 11:59 p.m. on June 18, 2014. Please direct any inquiries, comments or requests to:

Ms. Muriel Kim BluMetric Environmental Inc.
3108 Carp Road, P.O. Box 430
Carp, ON, K0A 1L0 T: (613) 839-3053, ext. 261 mkim@blumetric.ca
 
Ms. Julie Harris Contentworks Inc.
120 Sunnyside Avenue
Ottawa, ON, K1S 0R1 T: (613) 730-4059 jharris@contentworks.ca

Following the receipt of all review comments, a revised, Final HIA report will be submitted to the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, which will document how all comments received were considered.

Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment A c t, unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location included in a submission will become part of the public record files for this matter and will be released, if requested, to any person.