Environmental Review Dates and Deadlines
On December 28th, Ontario Power Generation filed with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Ontario Power Generation's Response to Information Requested by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. The information was posted to the public registry on January 3, 2017. The Agency - with input from federal departments - is conducting a "conformity review", and should they determine that the information provided is sufficient, a thirty day public comment period will be announced.
September 7, 2016 the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency wrote to Ontario Generation Power regarding process to review the additional information
April 15, 2016, Ontario Power Generation wrote to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency outlining their Schedule for submission of further studies to support the environmental assessment decision
February 18, 2016 the Minister of Environment and Climate Change wrote to Ontario Power Generation requiring OPG to provide additional information
September 1 2015 was the deadline for public comments on the JRP report and the “potential conditions” to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency'
In June 2015, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency issued their set of “potential conditions” which are advice to the federal Minister of the Environment, who must issue a “Decision Statement”
May 6, 2015 - The Minister of the Environment released the Environmental Assessment Report containing the Joint Review Panel’s conclusions, rationale and recommendations regarding the potential environmental effects of the proposed project.
October 9th, 2014 was the Deadline for Final Comment
On September 18th, as part of their closing remarks, the Joint Review Panel announced the deadline for final comments from hearing intervenors government departments. Final comments must be received by 11:59 pm on Thursday, October 9th, 2014 and are limited to ten pages. No new information can be added - final comments must be based on information that has already been made part of the public record for the hearing. Ontario Power Generation has an additional ten days and an additional 40 pages. Transcripts and video recordings are available on-line for reference in preparing final comments. All submissions filed since the review began in 2006 are available through the public registry maintained by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.
September 9th, 2014 - Hearing Resumes in Kincardine. The hearing schedule was released August 26th, outlining eight days of presentations by Ontario Power Generation and their supporters and critics at the Legion in Kincardine. Hearings will be webcast live by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. Go to www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca or the CNSC's web page about the DGR
August 25 - Deadline for slides / visuals for presentations
July 21 - Deadline for public submissions
July 7 - Deadline for OPG and CNSC submissions
June 23 - Deadline to Register for Re-convened Hearing
On June 3rd, the Joint Review Panel appointed to evaluate Ontario Power Generation's proposal to bury nuclear waste beside Lake Huron announced that the hearing will restart on September 9th for an estimated two weeks.
On March 25, 2014 the Joint Review Panel for Ontario Power Generation's Proposed Deep Geologic Repository for Low and Intermediate Level Radioactive wastes announced that it would be reconvening the hearing after receiving all of the additional information required of OPG since the hearing adjourned in October 2013.
On April 8, 2014 Ontario Power Generation provided a Consolidated List of Responses to the Joint Review Panel's first two sets of Information Requests, issued in November 2013 and February 2014.
On April 11, 2014 Ontario Power Generation acknowledged receipt of the JRP's Information Requests of March 21 2014, and committed to providing responses by May 9th.
Since October 2013 the Joint Review Panel has issued four sets of requests for additional information.
On October 1, 2013 the Joint Review Panel for the Deep Geologic Repository Project for Low and Intermediate Level Radioactive Waste (DGR) announced that they were adding three additional hearing days to dedicate more time to the topic of licensing, permits and authorizations. The hearing schedule for October 28-30 is now posted on the CEAA public registry. Additional details on the opportunity for registered participants to provide closing comments are also now posted.
September 16th - Public Hearing begins, in Kincardine
Daily webcast and transcripts
Public Registry (includes daily schedules)
Public Hearing Schedule (September 16 - October 11)
The hearings will be webcast live by the Canadian Nuclear
Safety Commission. Go to www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng and click on the link in the upper left of your screen to access the webcast during hearing sessions.
Public Hearing Information Sheet
August 27th - Deadline for visuals / slides in support of presentations
August 13th - Deadline for written submissions. Details
July 5th - Deadline to register as a participant in the public hearing of OPG's proposal to bury nuclear waste beneath the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station.
July 4 - Workshop on how to participate in the federal hearing of Ontario Power Generation's proposal to bury nuclear waste
7 pm., Room 302, Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Toronto
July 3 - Workshop on how to participate in the federal hearing of Ontario Power Generation's proposal to bury nuclear waste
7 pm, Davidson Centre, 601 Durham Street, Kincardine
July 2 - Workshop on how to participate in the federal hearing of Ontario Power Generation's proposal to bury nuclear waste
7 pm., Mindemoya Community Centre, Manitoulin Island
June 27 - Webinar on how to participate in the federal hearing of Ontario Power Generation's proposal to bury nuclear waste
2 pm., online at AnyMeetings.com/Northwatch
June 20 - The Joint Review Panel has announced that the hearings will be held in Kincardine and Port Elgin, at the Royal Canadian Legion in Kincardine from September 16 – October 5 and in the Saugeen Shores Community Complex in Port Elgin from October 7 – October 12, 2013.
June 18, 2013: Today the Joint Review Panel issued its notice that the public hearing will begin on September 16th, 2013. The deadline to register as a participant in the hearing is July 5th. Written submissions must be sent to the Panel Secretariat by August 13th. A registration form is included at the end of the outline of the public hearing procedures.
April 25, 2013: Today the Joint Review Panel issued its notice that the public review of the Environmental Impact Statement for OPG's Deep Geological Repository will close on May 24th. The notice is at http://www.ceaa.gc.ca/050/document-eng.cfm?document=88547. This is not the deadline for making our submissions on the merit (or lack thereof) of the case that OPG has put forward; it is the deadline for commenting on whether OPG has provided all the information they were required to by the Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines in 2009, and whether they have provide enough information for the Joint Review to proceed to a public hearing.
March 20th Technical Session on Socio-economic issues
The transcripts are now available on the public registry for the March 20th technical session. As of April 24th the video archive is not yet available.
The October 11th technical information session about OPG's use of computer modelling to support their proposal is now available through archived webcast on the CNSC website. Click here to access the web site and view the video archive.
Thursday, October 11th 9 - 5 pm
The Joint Review Panel will be holding a Technical Information Session on the numeric (computer) modelling used by Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG) in the preparation of its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and licence application documents. The public is invited to observe the session in person or by webcast.
December 2013 - On Friday, August 3rd the federal government announced that the Joint Panel Review Agreement (2008) had been amended due to recent changes to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and a deadline of December 2013 has been imposed as a result.