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Notice of Commencement: Port Granby Facility Road Network

Notice of Commencement
Schedule ‘B’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA)
Port Granby Project End Use Transportation Network MCEA, Port Granby Ontario

The Municipality of Clarington is undertaking a Schedule ‘B’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to investigate how the local transportation network can best serve the community as the Port Granby Project enters end use operations. The EA will be completed in accordance with the Municipal Engineers Association’s Municipal Class EA document dated October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015.

Map of Port Granby Project study area

The Port Granby Project is part of the Government of Canada’s Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI). The goal is to clean up historic low-level radioactive waste found in the Municipalities of Clarington and Port Hope. In March 2001, the Government of Canada signed a legal agreement with both municipalities launching the PHAI and establishing a plan for the Port Granby and Port Hope Projects.

Within the framework of this agreement, the Municipality of Clarington and the Federal Government have negotiated terms for the maintenance and use of municipal roads for the Port Granby Project. Currently, Elliott Road from Concession Road 1 to the facility entrance is leased to the Federal Government. At the end of the Elliott Road lease, Clarington can request removal of the road between the facility and Concession Road 1, initiate closure of the road or re-establish the road as a public highway. The Municipality needs to make this decision within the context of safe continued operation and end-use of the Port Granby facility considering the functionality of the local transportation network, including the following:

  • The future role of Elliott Road, south of the facility
  • The future role of Nichols Road, east of the facility
  • The potential ultimate end use of the surrounding lands as a Nature Reserve
  • Emergency access requirements for the Port Granby Waste Water Treatment Plant (PGWWTP)
  • Ongoing access requirements for employees, site deliveries and hauling of residual waste from the PGWWTP to external licensed receiving sites.
  • Other items that may be important to local residents or other road users

As the study progresses, Clarington will host public consultations and continue to update this page as more information becomes available. Learn more about the Port Granby Project.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact:

Sean Bagshaw, P. Eng.
Manager of Infrastructure, Public Works Department
Municipality of Clarington
40 Temperance Street
Bowmanville, ON L1C 3A6
905-623-3379 ext. 2320

Ron Albright, P. Eng.
Project Director
415 Baseline Road West, 2nd Floor
Bowmanville, ON L1C 5M2
905-697-4464 ext. 6929

Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number, and property location included in a submission will become part of the public record files for this matter and may be released, if requested, to any person.

This notice was first issued on January 14, 2021.

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