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FINAL Env. Report MARCH 2012
Annex 1 Appendix A
Annex II Appendix B
Annex III Appendix C
NOTICE of COMPLETION
Thomas Low Generating Station Waterpower Project, Bonnechere River Renfrew Power Generation Inc.
Redevelopment of the Existing Hydroelectric Generating Facilities in Renfrew Ontario
Renfrew Power Generation Inc. (RPG) is proposing to construct a hydroelectric generating station adjacent to its existing Lower Plant, located on the Bonnechere River in the Town of Renfrew. The proposed generating station will have an installed capacity of approximately 4 MW with an annual average energy generation of 16.6 GWh. RPG has tentatively named the development the “Thomas Low Generating Station” (GS) for the original builder of the Lower Plant.
The project is subject to the Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) for Waterpower Projects and is categorized as a project associated with existing infrastructure. The project is also subject to a federal screening under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.
The proposed project has been reviewed in a process consistent with the Class EA. The results of this review are described in the Thomas Low GS Environmental Report (ER) which has been prepared to meet the environmental screening process requirements prescribed under O. Reg. 116/01 - Electricity Projects under the Environmental Assessment Act.
The ER assesses the potential e?ects of the development on the environment during its construction, operation and maintenance and decommissioning. Mitigation measures are provided to avoid or minimize adverse environmental e?ects of the project. The measures identi?ed were prepared from standards, guidelines, best practices, and from agency consultation. It is the conclusion of the environmental assessment that the planned undertaking will result in no signi?cant adverse e?ects to the environment.
The ER is available for a 30-calendar day review period between March 1 and March 30. Hard copies of the document are available for review during this period in the Town of Renfrew at the following locations:
• Town of Renfrew Offe
• Renfrew Public Library
• RPG Office
The ER may also be viewed electronically at www.wesa.ca. RPG must receive all comments in writing regarding the Project and/or the ER no later than March 30, 2012.
All comments and correspondences should be sent to:
Mr. Peter Boldt
Renfrew Power Generation
32 Bridge Avenue West
Ms. Tami Sugarman
OEL-HydroSys Inc. (WESA)
3108 Carp Road
P.O. Box 430
(613) 839-1453 ext. 229
As per the Class Environmental Assessment for Waterpower Projects, interested parties must ?rst attempt to resolve any outstanding issues with RPG during the 30-calendar review period. In the event that issues cannot be resolved during the review period the concerned party may make a written request, to the Minister of the Environment at the address noted below for a Part II Order under the Environmental Assessment Act (Individual Environmental Assessment). A copy of the Part II Order request must also be sent to RPG at the above noted address.
Minister of the Environment
12th Floor, 135 St. Clair Avenue West Toronto, ON, M4V 1P5
Requests for Part II Orders must be made in accordance with the provisions set out in the Class Environmental Assessment and must be received by the Minister of the Environment and RPG no later than March 30, 2012. A copy of the Class EA for Waterpower Projects is posted on the Ontario Waterpower Association website at www.owa.ca.
Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, 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.
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Renfrew Power Generation Inc. (RPG) is considering developing the hydroelectric potential of the First Chute on the Bonnechere River.
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