Big Thunder Wind Park
Lot Sec 5, Concession 1
Municipality of Neebing, City ofThunder Bay, District of Thunder Bay
In accordance with Section 139( I)( c) ofthe Environmental Protection Act, R.S. 0. 1990, c.- E. 19 (Environmental Protection Act), I hereby give notice that, under Section 47.5( 1)(b) ofthe Act, I have refused to issue a Renewable Energy Approval for your application for approval dated 2012110118, for a Class 4 wind facility.
The reason for this refusal is as follows:
Horizon Wind Inc. has not provided the ministry with cettain specific information in response to the ministry's detailed inquiries on the potential impacts of the project on moose and moose habitat. The additional explanation and detail requested from Horizon Wind Inc. was determined to be necessary to the ministry's review, and in particular, was required for the ministry to be satisfied that the potential impacts of the project on moose, moose habitat and the traditional moose hunting practices of members of the Fort William First Nation had been adequately assessed and mitigated.