The Seaton MTS project is subject to the provincial Environmental Assessment Act.
This project is being planned in accordance with the approved Class Environmental Assessment for Minor Transmission Facilities.
The Class EA was developed as a streamlined process to ensure that minor transmission projects that have a predictable range of effects are planned and carried out in an environmentally acceptable manner.
Consultation with elected officials, municipal representatives, government agencies, First Nations and Métis communities, interest groups, and the public is an important part of the Class EA process. In addition to organized consultation opportunities, we welcome input at any time throughout the project.
As part of the consultation process, a draft Environmental Study Report (ESR) will be made available for a 30-day public review and comment period. Details of the review process will be communicated through various channels, including local newspapers, this project website, and via notifications to project stakeholders.
The proposed station sites and associated line taps in the study area are located on the Ministry of Infrastructure (MOI) owned lands. The MOI land holdings that may be impacted by this undertaking will be also evaluated through the Class EA process to satisfy the requirements of the MOI Class EA for Public Works.
Additionally, depending on the station site selected, approval from the Ontario Energy Board under Section 92 of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 may also be required.