A 60-day public comment period is now underway for the Evergreen Line's application for an environmental assessment certificate.
A full copy of the application is available at eao.gov.bc.ca. This application describes the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure's approach to environmental management, monitoring and inspection of the project.
As well, fact sheets summarizing the studies completed for this application are available at www.evergreenline.gov.bc.ca. These studies include biophysical assessments of vegetation, wildlife, fisheries and aquatics; scientific assessments of air quality, noise and contaminated site screening; social studies of economics, community, archeology and heritage; and supporting studies of human health effects, First Nations consultation, cumulative effects, and accidents and malfunctions.
Comments on these studies and the proposed mitigation measures can be made in person at an open house event tonight (Wednesday, July 7) from 5 to 8 p.m. at Cameron Recreation Centre at 9523 Cameron St. in Burnaby.
A final in-person event will take place tomorrow (Thursday, July 8) from 5 to 8 p.m. at Port Moody's Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Dr.
Comments can also be mailed to project assessment director Brian Murphy at the environmental assessment office at PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, B.C., V8W 9V1. As well, written submissions can be faxed to Murphy at 250-356-6448. An online comment form is available at www.eao.gov.bc.ca.
The public comment period ends Aug. 29.
For more information about the Evergreen Line project, call the project office at 604-927-4452, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.evergreenline.gov.bc.ca.