Methanex Medicine Hat Expansion Project - Public Comments Invited

Methanex Medicine Hat Expansion Project - Public Comments Invited 
OTTAWA, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - As part of the strengthened and modernized 
Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) put in place to 
support the government's Responsible Resource Development Initiative, the 
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency must decide whether a federal 
environmental assessment is required for the proposed Methanex Medicine Hat 
Expansion Project located in Alberta. To assist it in making its decision, the 
Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential 
effects on the environment. 
Methanex Corporation proposes the expansion of its existing methanol 
production facility in Medicine Hat, Alberta via construction of a new 
methanol production unit at the existing location. The production capacity at 
the existing facility is approximately 0.5 million tonnes per year. The 
expansion project would result in a further 1 to 1.3 million tonnes per year 
of methanol production (an increase in methanol production of over 200 
Written comments must be submitted by June 25, 2013 to: 
Methanex Medicine Hat Expansion Project Canadian Environmental Assessment 
#425, 10115 - 100A Street Edmonton, AB T5J 2W2
Telephone: 780-495-2037
Fax: 780-495-2876 
To view a summary of the project description or for more information on the 
project and on the environmental assessment process, visit the Agency's 
website at (registry reference number 80045). All comments 
received will be considered public. 
The Agency will post on its website a decision stating whether a federal 
environmental assessment is required. 
If it is decided that a federal environmental assessment is required, the 
public will have three more opportunities to comment on this project, 
consistent with the transparency and public engagement elements of CEAA 2012. 
Projects subject to CEAA 2012 are assessed using a science-based approach. If 
the project is permitted to proceed to the next phase, it will continue to be 
subject to Canada's strong environmental laws, rigorous enforcement and 
follow-up, and increased fines. 
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal 
environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects 
of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in support of 
sustainable development. 
media may contact: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Sofie McCoy-Astell 
Communications Advisor Tel.: 613-960-1519 
SOURCE: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency 
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