Canada. Rafferty-Alameda Project Environmental Assessment Panel

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Type of entity

Public Inquiry

Authorized form of name

Canada. Rafferty-Alameda Project Environmental Assessment Panel

Parallel form(s) of name

  • Canada. Commission d'évaluation environnementale du projet Rafferty-Alameda

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Other form(s) of name

  • Rafferty-Alameda Project Environmental Assessment Panel (Canada)
  • Canada. Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office. Rafferty-Alameda Project Environmental Assessment Panel
  • Canada.‏ Bureau fédéral d'examen des évaluations environnementales.‏ ‎ Commission d'évaluation environnementale du projet Rafferty-Alameda‏
  • Commission d'évaluation environnementale du projet Rafferty-Alameda (Canada)
  • Kanada Rafferty - Alameda Project Environmental Assessment Panel
  • Kanada. Commission d'Evaluation Environnementale du Projet Rafferty-Alameda
  • Commission d'évaluation environnementale du projet Rafferty-Alameda (Kanada)

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Dates of existence

1991

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From the executive summary of the final report:

The Panel’s mandate, issued by the Minister, was “to undertake a review of the environmental and directly related social impacts (resulting from changes to the biophysical environment) of the Rafferty-Alameda Dam Project.” The Panel also had the mandate to review and make recommendations concerning mitigation measures and the operation and structure of the dams. ... The Panel include in its public review the significant and moderate impacts that could not be mitigated with known technology or for which no mitigation was provided as stipulated in Environment Canada’s IEE. Project impacts that were considered by the Panel included those intended and beneficial impacts that relate to the Project’s water management objectives, and other beneficial or adverse impacts not directly related to the objectives. There are several specific Project objectives related to flood control, water supply and recreation. Some of these objectives are in direct conflict with each other (e.g., flood control argues for keeping the reservoir levels low, whereas water supply argues for keeping the reservoir levels high). The conflicting nature of some of the objectives, the extreme variability of flows in the Souris basin and the apparent scarcity of water to meet consumption, evaporative losses and targets for apportionment to North Dakota, means that there is not much latitude in reservoir operations to meet all objectives.

Mandates/sources of authority

On February 5, 1991 a three-person panel appointed by federal Minister of the Environment.
On February 8, 1991, Mr. Justice Muldoon of the Federal Court issued an order requiring additional impacts were considered.

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Related entity

Archer, John H., 1914-2004 (1914-2004)

Identifier of the related entity

PA 286

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Archer, John H., 1914-2004

is member of

Canada. Rafferty-Alameda Project Environmental Assessment Panel

Dates of the relationship

1991

Description of relationship

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Status

Revised

Level of detail

Minimal

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2019-09-11 (Revision)

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

  • Latin

Sources

Rafferty-Alameda Dam Project : Report of the Environmental Assessment Panel. Ottawa: Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office, 1991-09.

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