On December 28, 2016, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) received Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) response to the request by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change for additional information relating to the Deep Geologic Repository for Low and Intermediate Level Radioactive Waste Project (the Project). On January 18, 2017, the Agency began a technical review of the new information provided by OPG on the DGR project. The technical review included a comment period to receive the views of the public, Indigenous groups, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and expert federal departments. Comments were accepted until March 6, 2017 and all of the comments received have been posted online. The Agency reviewed OPG’s response in light of the requirements contained in the Minister’s letter of February 18, 2016, as well as the Agency’s letter of September 7, 2016. Taking into consideration the comments received, the Agency has determined that additional information is required from OPG to meet the requirements outlined in the Minister’s request. The attachment to this letter contains requests for additional information concerning the consideration of alternate locations for the Project, the analysis of the cumulative effects assessment and OPG’s commitments with respect to mitigation. This information is necessary to inform the Minister’s decision statement that will be issued under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.
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