June 15, 2018 – The Review Panel established for the joint process for the review of the proposed Milton Logistics Hub Project is notifying participants that the comments on the responses prepared by the proponent, the Canadian National Railway Company (CN), to Information Request packages 1 to 5 are due on July 16, 2018.
Information Request packages 1 to 5 were prepared by the Review Panel in relation to CN’s Environmental Impact Statement and application to the Canadian Transportation Agency. CN’s responses are available on the public registry with the following document numbers:
- Package 1 – #561 #574
- Package 2 – #592
- Package 3 – #613 #643
- Package 4.1 – #632 #646 #656
- Package 4.2 – #652 #654
- Package 5 – #647 #655
The Review Panel invites the public, Indigenous groups, governments and other participants to submit written comments on CN’s responses. Participants are reminded to follow the Review Panel’s submission procedure (CEAR #523). Comments or recommendations for additional information that have already been submitted to the Review Panel do not need to be sent again. All comments received will be considered public and will be posted to the online public registry.
CN is also preparing responses to the second round of Review Panel information requests (Packages 6, 7). Packages 6 and 7 are in relation to CN’s responses to Information Request packages 1-5.
Participants are encouraged to review additional information as it becomes available and provide their comments to the Review Panel as soon as possible. Upon receipt of CN’s responses to the second round of information requests, the Review Panel will open a separate public comment period so that participants may comment on those responses.
The Review Panel will consider all comments received from participants when deciding whether it has received sufficient information to proceed to the public hearing.
Written comments in either official language should be sent by July 16, 2018 to:
Panel Manager, Milton Logistics Hub Project
160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor, Ottawa ON K1A 0H3
The Proposed Project
The Canadian National Railway Company is proposing the construction and operation of a logistics hub, designed to transfer containers between trucks and railcars. The project would be located in Milton, Ontario on 400-acres of CN-owned land, and would include a railway yard with more than 20 km of track.