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Notice of Completion- Colchester Harbour and Marina Class Environmental Assessment

Posted on Wednesday December 13, 2017

Stantec Consulting Ltd. has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) to address design deficiencies with the existing breakwater and entrance at the Colchester Harbour. The preferred alternative recommends removal of the spur breakwater, rehabilitation of the east breakwater, removal of west breakwater, and new construction of west breakwater along the property boundary (see report for map). The project has been completed in accordance with the requirements of Schedule B projects as outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (2000 as amended in 2007, 2011, and 2015).

The Project File Report will be publicly available for the mandatory 30-day review period from Tuesday December 12, 2017 to Monday January 15, 2018 at the following locations:

Town of Essex Clerk's Department
33 Talbot Street South 
Essex, Ontario
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Harrow and Colchester South Arena
243 McAffee Street
Harrow, Ontario
Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 p.m.

The file can also be downloaded on the attachment page below.

Please provide written comments to Mark Knight at Stantec by Monday January 15, 2018.

Mark Knight, MA, MCIP, RPP
Stantec Consulting Limited
100-300 Hagey Blvd, Waterloo, ON
N2L 0A4

If concerns regarding the project cannot be resolved during the 30-day review period, a person may request that the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as Part II Order), which addresses individual assessments. Requests must be received by the Minister at the address below by Monday January 15, 2018. A copy of the request must also be sent to the Town of Essex, attention to Mr. Doug Sweet. If no request is received by January 15, 2018, the Town of Essex may consider whether to proceed with the improvements, and whether to initiate formal discussions with Fisheries and Oceans Canada to accept divestiture of the Harbour.

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
135 St. Clair Ave. W. 12th Floor
Toronto, ON
M4V 1P5