Proposed Pickering B refurbishment and continued operation
Environment assessment (EA) start date: July 28, 2006
CEAR reference number: 06-01-21226
Proponent: Ontario Power Generation (OPG)
Location: Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, Pickering, Ontario
- January 26, 2009 – The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announces the decision on the screening EA for OPG’s proposed project for the refurbishment and continued operations of Pickering B NGS
- November 18, 2008 – Notice of public hearing - December 10, 2008
- July 24, 2008 – Request for public comment on the draft environmental assessment screening report – Comment period closes September 4, 2008
- Open House – Pickering B refurbishment EA – Tuesday, July 29, 2008 and Tuesday, August 12, 2008
- April 8, 2008 – Public registry document list
- April 3, 2007 – CNSC announces decision on environmental assessment guidelines for the proposed refurbishment and continued operation of the Pickering B Nuclear Generating Station
- December 5, 2006 – Revised notice of public hearing
- November 20, 2006 – Notice of public hearing
- October 13, 2006 – Request for public comment on the draft EA guidelines – Comment period closed
- Request for public comment on the draft EA guidelines
The CNSC has received notice of intent and a project description from Ontario Power Generation (OPG), for the refurbishment and continued operation of the Pickering B Nuclear Generating Station Units 5, 6, 7 and 8 until about 2060.
CNSC approval to refurbish and extend the operating life of these units requires an amendment pursuant to subsection 24(2) of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (NSCA) to OPG’s current operating licence. The EA to be completed under the CEAA will provide part of the information that the CNSC will use in considering OPG’s proposal.
Before the Commission makes its decision on licensing under the NSCA regarding OPG’s proposal, an EA must be completed in compliance with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The purpose of an EA is to identify the possible environmental effects of a proposed project, and determine whether these effects can be mitigated before the project is allowed to proceed.
CNSC maintains a public registry of documents related to its environmental assessments. Lists and copies of documents may be obtained upon request. For questions or information directly related to this environmental assessment, contact the CNSC.
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