Environmental compliance approval for grain terminal denied by MoE

Environmental compliance approval from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has been refused for Ontario Grain Terminals which has been proposing to operate a grain transfer and storage facility along County Road 4 (Lakeshore Drive) in South Dundas.

The document was posted last week on the province’s environmental registry.

Public consultation for the project was open from April 9, 2014 to July 21, 2014, and in that time, the ministry received 43 comments online.

According to the document, public comments were, “reviewed and considered, however approval has not been granted due to insufficient/inadequate supporting documentation submitted in support of the application.” 

The issues surrounded the emission summary and dispersion modelling document submitted in support of an application for an environmental compliance approval.

The decision can be appealed with written notice within 15 days of December 9, 2015.

Asked if he plans to appeal the decision, Ben Currelly, CEO for NorAg Resources Inc., the company overseeing the proposed project, said, “No comment at this time.”

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