The Keeyask Hydro Power Limited Partnership (between Manitoba Hydro and four Manitoba First Nations) filed the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to seek a Manitoba Environment Act license for the proposed Keeyask Hydroelectric Dam July 6, 2012.
The public has until September 20, 2012 to provide comments as announced by Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship Environmental Approvals Branch in the July 14, 2012 edition of the Winnipeg Free Press.
The Keeyask Hydro Power Limited Partnership previously filed an Environment Act Proposal Form (EAPF) and a "Scoping Document for the Environmental Assessment of the Keeyask Generation Project" with Manitoba Conservation Environmental Approvals Branch December 9, 2011. Manitoba Wildlands provided comments on February 3, 2012.
The application for an interim Water Power Act license for the Keeyask dam was filed February 8, 2012. The public has until August 31, 2012 to provide comments to Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship Water Use Licensing Section as also announced in the July 14, 2012 Winnipeg Free Press.
Modern dams in Manitoba require at least three licenses.
Two licenses from the Manitoba government: a Water Power Act license, and an Environment Act License; plus a federal license under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA).
Export of any energy from the Keeyask dam would also require a permit from the Nation Energy Board.
View July 14, 2012 Winnipeg Free Press Advertisements (PDF)
View July 2012 Keeyask Environmental Impact Statement
View Manitoba Conservation Online Registry Manitoba Hydro - Keeyask Generation Project
View Manitoba Conservation Keeyask Generating Station page
View Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, Online Registry reference number 11-03-64144
View March 9, 2012 Manitoba Wildlands news item
View December 16, 2011 Manitoba Wildlands news item
View Manitoba Wildlands February 3, 2012 comments to Manitoba Conservation on draft Keeyask Scoping Document (PDF)
View Manitoba Wildlands January 31 comments to Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency on Keeyask Background Information Document (PDF)
View more information on Manitoba Wildlands Manitoba Hydro Projects page
Manitoba Conservation & Water Stewardship, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency