The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the agency) is making funding available to assist the participation of the public and Indigenous peoples in the post-decision phase of the Woodfibre LNG Project, a proposed liquefied natural gas facility located seven kilometres southwest of Squamish, B.C., on the northwestern shoreline of Howe Sound.
Funding applications received by March 26 will be considered.
In March 2016, Environment and Climate Change Canada approved the Woodfibre LNG Project subject to legally binding conditions that must be fulfilled by the proponent throughout the project. These conditions include advising the agency of any proposed changes that may result in adverse environmental effects, and providing the agency with an effects assessment of those changes.
In January 2020, project proponent Woodfibre LNG Ltd. submitted information to the agency regarding proposed project changes, which include a temporary floating worker accommodation and associated mooring infrastructure, an onshore water treatment facility, and two pedestrian bridge crossings.
The agency says it is currently conducting an analysis of the environmental effects associated with the proposed changes. Once analysis is complete, it will hold a 30-day public comment period.