Prince Rupert Gas Transmission has filed a Park Boundary Adjustment application for the Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park with BC Parks. A distance of 12.1 kms of the proposed natural gas transmission line follows Highway 113 through Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park. An adjustment of the park boundary is required if the project is to proceed along the proposed route.
The proposed route though the park minimizes overall environmental impact by avoiding a number of river and stream crossings and areas identified by the Nisga’a as having special significance to their nation. We have looked at several routing options for the pipeline, but our detailed technical and environmental studies have determined that our proposed route through the Memorial Park is the most favourable because it allows us to avoid waterways and culturally significant sites.
On November 5, 2014 the Nisga’a Nation confirmed its Benefits Agreement with PRGT including approval of the route through the Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park.
Opportunity for Input
Comments were submitted to this website from May 26 to July 10. A summary of comments received during this time in relation to the Park Boundary Adjustment Application were used to inform PRGT’s Stage 2 Application and were forwarded to BC Parks.