LNG Canada Development has been issued an Environmental Assessment Certificate for it’s multi-billion dollar LNG Canada Export Terminal project in Kitimat.
The decision was made after considering a review led by the province’s Environmental Assessment Office.
The LNG Canada Export Terminal is the first project to be granted a certificate following a substituted environmental assessment.
The substituted assessment is a single environmental assessment process that covers both provincial and federal requirements.
The province says a substituted assessment reduces duplication and increases efficiency, and B.C. is the only jurisdiction to receive one so far.
The LNG Canada Export Terminal has 24 provincial conditions dealing with greenhouse gases, wildlife impacts and aboriginal consultation, among other things, as well as 50 federal ones.
There are also many conditions for Aboriginal engagement, including programs to support Aboriginal employment, contracting opportunities, skills training, and to participate in monitoring activities.
The project still requires permits from various federal, provincial, and local governments before it can proceed.
The report can be found here.