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Federal Review Panel / COMEX / Eastmain-1-A and Rupert Diversion Project

News Release

Joint Review of the Eastmain-1-A and Rupert Diversion Project:
Review of additional information

OTTAWA/QUÉBEC, December 13, 2005 – The project's proponent, Hydro Quebec Production, has begun to submit its additional information to the environmental impact statement in response to the requests for additional information issued by the review bodies on August 2, 2005.

The French version of Volumes 1 to 7 of the additional information is now available. According to the proponent, Volumes 8 to 10, as well as the complete English version, will be submitted to the review bodies in the coming weeks.

The review bodies are proceeding immediately with their assessment of the proponent's responses. In this context, the public may submit comments on the contents of Volumes 1 to 7 until Friday, January 13, 2006.

The additional information submitted by the proponent can be consulted at the locations specified in the Appendix of this press release. Moreover, these documents are available on the Internet sites of the Canadian Environmental Agency, the COMEX and the Public Information Office.

Once they have reviewed the additional information from the proponent, the review bodies will decide whether they can proceed with public hearings on the impacts of the proposed project. If so, the review bodies will announce the dates and locations of the hearings.

The review bodies are meeting their commitment to keep the public informed so that members of the public can effectively contribute to the assessment of the project.

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For information concerning the review process:

  • For the Federal Review Panel:
    • Eric Giroux
      Panel Manager
      1141 route de l'Église, 2nd floor
      Box 9514
      Sainte-Foy, QC G1V 4B8
      Tel.: (418) 649-6442
      Fax: (418) 649-6443
      eric.giroux@ceaa-acee.gc.ca
  • For the COMEX:
    • Michael O'Neill
      COMEX Secretary
      675 René-Lévesque Boul. East
      Marie-Guyart Building, 6th floor
      Box 83
      Québec QC G1R 5V7
      Tel.: (418) 521-3933, extension 7255
      Fax: (418) 646-0266
      michael.oneill@mddep.gouv.qc.ca
  • Media information and registration:
    • Public Information Office
      Robert Bellizzi
      Communication Officer
      277 Duke street (office 103)
      Montreal, QC H3C 2M2
      Tel.: (514) 871-8378
      Tel.: free toll line: (877) 880-8378
      Fax: (514) 871-0859
      communication@bip-pio.qc.ca

Appendix
Locations where the Impact Statement and the Additional Information may be consulted

  • Public Information Office
    277 Duke Street (Office 103)
    Montréal QC H3C 2M2
    Tel.: (514) 871-8378
    Tel.: (877) 880-8378 (toll free)
    www.bip-pio.qc.ca
  • Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
    Place Bell Canada, 22nd Floor
    160 Elgin Street
    Ottawa ON K1A 0H3
    Tel.: (613) 957-0573
    www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca
  • Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
    Québec Regional Office
    1141 route de l'Église, P.O. Box 9514
    Ste-Foy QC G1V 4B8
    Tel.: (418) 649-6444
  • Bibliothèque municipale de Chibougamau
    601 3rd Street
    Chibougamau QC G8P 3A2
    Tel.: (418) 748-2497
  • Local Environmental Administrators:
    • Chisasibi – Tel.: (819) 855-2878
    • Eastmain – Tel.: (819) 977-0211
    • Mistissini – Tel.: (418) 923-3253
    • Nemaska – Tel.: (819) 673-2512
    • Oujé-Bougoumou – Tel.: (418) 745-3911
    • Waskaganish – Tel.: (819) 895-8650
    • Waswanipi – Tel.: (819) 753-2587
    • Wemindji – Tel.: (819) 978-0264
    • Whapmagoostui – Tel.: (819) 929-3384
  • Hydro-Québec
    Centre de documentation
    75 René-Lévesque Blvd. West
    Montréal QC H2Z 1A4
    Tel.: (514) 289-2211, Ext. 4928
    www.hydroquebec.com
  • Ministère de l'Environnement
    Centre de documentation
    675 René-Lévesque Blvd. East
    Marie-Guyart Building, Main Floor
    Québec City QC G1R 5V7
    Tel.: (418) 521-3821
    www.menv.gouv.qc.ca
  • Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
    Bibliothèque Paul-Émile-Boulet
    555 Boul. de l'Université
    Chicoutimi QC G7H 2B1
    Tel.: (418) 545-5011, Ext. 2305
  • Université du Québec à Montréal
    Bibliothèque centrale
    Pavillon Hubert-Aquin
    Service des publications gouvernementales
    400 Sainte-Catherine Street East, local A-2103
    Montréal QC H2X 3R9
    Tel.: (514) 987-3000, Ext. 4312
  • Université du Québec en Outaouais
    Bibliothèque
    Pavillon Lucien-Brault
    101 Saint-Jean-Bosco Street, local B-1009
    P.O. Box 1250, Hull Branch
    Gatineau QC J8X 3X7
    Tel.: (819) 773-1624
  • Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
    Bibliothèque
    Pavillon Albert-Tessier
    3351 Boul. des Forges, P.O. Box 500
    Trois-Rivières QC G9A 5H7
    Tel.: (819) 376-5005
  • Université du Québec de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue
    425 Boul. du Collège, P.O. Box 8000
    Rouyn-Noranda QC J9X 5M5
    Tel.: (819) 762-0931, Ext. 1339
  • McGill University
    McLennan Library
    Government Information Service
    3459 McTavish Street
    Montréal QC H3A 1Y1
    Tel.: (514) 398-4734