Canadian Beauport 2020 Project Up for Comment

The Canadian Environmental Agency has begun a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Port of Quebec Deep-Water Multipurpose Wharf Project – Beauport 2020.

The agency is inviting public comments until February 10, 2017 on the potential environmental effects of the project and any proposed measures to prevent or mitigate those effects, as described in a summary of the port’s Environmental Impact Statement.

According to the agency, this is the second of three opportunities for the public to comment on this project.

The Quebec Port presented proposal to extend eastward by 610 meters the existing wharf in order to be able to add two deep-water berths to its bulk transport facilities in the Beauport sector.

The proposed project will include the filling of the area behind the wharf and the construction of a containment dyke to create 17.5 hectares of additional area for the development of equipment for material handling, transshipment and storage, the extension of an existing railway track on the Port Authority property and the extension of the emergency emissary of the Beauport wastewater treatment station.

The project also includes the addition of a breakwater and work to recharge and consolidate the Beauport bay area to protect it from erosion.