Notice of Completion
Class Environmental Assessment
Markham Transformer Station #4
PowerStream has completed the Class Environmental Assessment for the proposed construction and operation of a new 230 - 28 kiloVolt (kV) transformer station (TS) in the Town of Markham to address the growing electricity demand in PowerStream's service area, particularly in the Town of Markham and Town of Richmond Hill.
The proposed site of the TS is north of highway 407, west of Rodick Road (see map). The station will consist of two transformers and associated equipment used to step down electricity supplied from the adjacent 230 kW transmission line to 28 kW so that it can be distributed to homes and businesses. The new facilities are expected to be in service in the fall of 2009.
In accordance with the Class EA for Minor Transmission Facilities, the draft Environmental Study Report (ESR) will be available for stakeholder review and comment for a 30-day period from Thursday, October 2, 2008 to Friday, October 31, 2008. Links to the draft ESR are below.
Written questions or comments on the draft ESR must be received not later that 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2008. Please address your comments to one of the following contacts:
|Mr. Craig Wallace|
2200 Lake Shore Blvd. West
Toronto, Ontario, M8V 1A4
|Mr. Irv Klajman, P. Eng.|
Manager, System Planning
161 Cityview Blvd.
Vaughan, Ontario, L4H 0A9
Telephone: Vaughan & Vicinity 905-417-6900
All other areas 1-877-963-6900
If there are no concerns expressed, the project will be considered acceptable and will proceed on the basis outlined in the draft ESR.
If questions or comments on the project cannot be resolved by PowerStream during the 30-day review period the concerned stakeholder(s) may make a written request to the Minister of Environment to "bump-up" the project to an Individual EA as outlined in Part II of the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. Written requests must be received by the Minister at 135 St. Clair Avenue West, 12th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1P5 no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2008. A copy of the request must also be sent to PowerStream or SNC-Lavalin Inc. at the addresses noted above.