Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

November 27, 2006 14:26 ET

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission: Notice of Public Hearing

Ref. 2007-H-01

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 27, 2006) - The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will hold a one-day public hearing on the Environmental Assessment Guidelines regarding Ontario Power Generation Inc.'s (OPG) proposal for the refurbishment and life extension of the Pickering B nuclear generating station located in the City of Pickering, Ontario.

One-Day Hearing: January 24, 2007
Place: CNSC Public Hearing Room, 14th floor, 280 Slater
Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Public hearings follow the agenda published prior to the hearing date.

A Screening Environmental Assessment of the proposed project must be conducted pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) before the CNSC can proceed with a decision on a licence application from OPG.

Draft Environmental Assessment Guidelines (EA Guidelines) were issued for public comment on September 5, 2006, and the comment period closed on October 13, 2006. The revised EA Guidelines, taking public comments into account, and OPG's submission will be made available to the public on November 27, 2006.

The public is invited to comment on the revised EA Guidelines. Requests to intervene must be filed with the Secretary of the Commission by December 22, 2006 at the address below. The request must include the following information, as per the CNSC Rules of Procedure:

- a written submission of the comments to be presented to the Commission;

- a statement setting out whether the requester wishes to intervene by way of written submission only or by way of written submission and oral presentation; and

- name, address and telephone of the requester.

Agendas and information on the public hearing process, including how to participate in public hearings, are available at the CNSC Web site: Hearing documents (submissions) are not available on-line and must be requested through the Secretariat at the address below:

Contact Information

  • Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
    c/o Louise Levert, Secretariat
    280 Slater St., P.O. Box 1046, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5S9
    613-996-9063 or 1-800-668-5284
    613-995-5086 (FAX)