Construction and Operation of the
Pickering Waste Management Facility Phase II
Environmental assessment start date: July 4, 2002
FEAI reference number: 33828
Proponent: Ontario Power Generation
Location: Pickering, Ontario
- December 23, 2004 - CNSC Announces Decision to Authorize the Construction of Pickering Waste Management Facility Phase II
- June 29, 2004 - Notice - Public Hearings - September 17, 2004 and November 18, 2004
- May 28, 2004 - CNSC Announces Decision on Environmental Assessment Screening Report for Ontario Power Generation's Proposed Expansion of the Pickering Waste Management Facility (Phase II)
- February 11, 2004 - Notice - Public Hearing - April 28, 2004
- January 26, 2004 - Request for Public Comment - Screening Report - Phase II, Pickering Waste Management Facility (PWMF- PhaseII) - Comment Period Closed
- December 19, 2003 - Request for Public Comment - Screening Report - Phase II, Pickering Waste Management Facility (PWMF- PhaseII)
- May 8, 2003 - CNSC Announces Decision on Environmental Assessment Guidelines for the Proposed Pickering Waste Management Facility Phase II
- January 14, 2003 - Notice - Public Hearing - April 10, 2003
- December 18, 2002 - Request for public comment on draft environmental assessment guidelines: Comment Period Closed
- October 18, 2002 - Request for public comment on
draft environmental assessment
guidelines *Amendment to the closing date*
- October 18, 2002 - Project description (see below)
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has received notice from Ontario Power Generation (OPG) of its intent to apply for an amendment to an existing licence. The amendment seeks to obtain authorization for the construction and operation of an extension to the existing used fuel processing and storage facility at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station site in Pickering, Ontario. The existing Pickering Waste Management Facility Phase I (PWMF I) is licensed as a Class IB nuclear facility under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, and an environmental assessment was completed for the PWMF I in 1999.
Before the Commission makes its decision on OPG's application, an environmental assessment must be completed in compliance with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The purpose of an environmental assessment is to identify the possible environmental effects of a proposed project, and to determine whether these effects can be mitigated before the project is allowed to proceed.
CNSC maintains a public registry of documents related to its environmental assessments. Lists and copies of documents may be obtained upon request. For questions or information directly related to this environmental assessment, contact the CNSC.
For more information on the environmental assessment process, please refer to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency web site at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca.
CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment and to respect Canada's international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
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