14 Jan Re-licensing of Mica, Hugh Keenleyside (Arrow Lakes), and Duncan Dams under the International River Improvements Act Environment Canada
Re-licensing of Mica, Hugh Keenleyside (Arrow Lakes), and Duncan Dams under the International River Improvements Act
The federal Minister of the Environment has received applications by the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority (BC Hydro) for the re-licensing, under the International River Improvements Act (IRIA), of the Mica, Hugh Keenleyside (Arrow Lakes) and Duncan dams and their associated water storage reservoir on the Columbia River. The current IRIA licences, which authorize the construction, operation and maintenance of these dams and the storage of water upstream of the dams, will expire on August 1st, 2015. BC Hydro is applying of the continued operations and maintenance of the facilities for a second 50 year term. Background information on the IRIA can be found byclicking here. The re-licensing of the three above noted facilities does not require an environmental assessment under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. For more inforrmation on the IRIA, the regulations made, or the re-licensing process under the IRIA, or to share any views or concerns you may have, please contact Ms. Manon Lalonde at email@example.com or at (613) 943-8063, prior to February 7, 2015.