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Public comments invited for Cedar LNG project

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LNG Industry,

The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada has accepted an initial project description for the proposed Cedar LNG Project, located near Kitimat, British Columbia, and is now inviting public comments.

The Agency is inviting public and Indigenous groups to review the summary of the initial project description and provide feedback related to the proposed project. Comments received will support the Agency in the preparation of a summary of issues. Once completed, the Agency will provide the summary of issues to the proponent, Cedar LNG Export Development Ltd.

In addition, the Government of British Columbia has requested that the conduct of the federal impact assessment process be substituted to the province. This means if the Agency determines an impact assessment is required, and the Minister of Environment and Climate Change decides that the provincial process is an appropriate substitute for the federal process, the provincial government would conduct the impact assessment of the project on behalf of the Agency. In a substituted process, British Columbia would gather the information needed for the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to make an impact assessment decision under the Impact Assessment Act.

The Agency is also seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on this request.

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