NOTICE OF COMPLETIONHAMILTON BEACH PUMPING STATION CLASS
THE PROJECT AND PROCESS.
The City of Hamilton has completed a Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) for the addition of a stormwater pumping station in the vicinity of Grafton Avenue between Beach Boulevard and the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW). The addition of the stormwater pumping station is being planned under Schedule B of the Municipal Class EA (Municipal Engineers Association, 2000 as amended in 2007) process.
The Schedule B stormwater pumping station is required as a method of flood protection from Dunraven Avenue to
Arden Avenue (the Beach Community). The study area for the Schedule B stormwater pumping station is centered on
Grafton Avenue and extends to the QEW to the west. Lake Ontario to the east, Wickham Avenue to the north and Comet Avenue to the south. '
The preferred alternative is to construct a pumping station located in a vacant lot (owned by the Ministry of Transportation) at the terminus of Grafton Street just east of the QEW. The pumping station will generally include a wet well, a superstructure, pumps and motors, standby power, controls and valves. A concrete gravity sewer will convey flows from a collection manhole at Grafton Avenue to the wet well of the pumping station. The flow from the pumping station will then be conveyed through a forcemain under the QEW to the ditch at Eastport Drive.
PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD
A Class EA Project File Report documenting the planning process undertaken and conclusions reached will be placed! on public record for 30 calendar days in accordance with the Municipal Class EA. The 30-day public review period will begin on January 18, 2008 and end on February 18, 2008. The Project File Report is available for public review at the following locations:
Hamilton Public Library
Red Hill Branch
695 Queenston Road
Hamilton, ON L8G 1A1
Office of the City Clerk
77 James Street North, Suite 220
Hamilton, ON L8R 2KB
Public Works Department, Suite 32
77 James Street North,
Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y5
Subject to the comments received as a result of this notice, the City of Hamilton intends to proceed with the implementation of the recommendations included in the Project File Report. If after reading the Project File Report, you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
Melanie Jajko, B.ES
Capital Planning and
Public Works Department,
City of Hamilton
77 James Street, Suite 320,
Hamilton, ON L8R 2K3
Ph: (905) 546-2424 Ext 6412
If concerns arise regarding this project, which cannot be resolved in discussion with the City, a person or party may request that the Minister of the Environment make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a Part II Order), which addresses individual environment assessments. Requests must be received by the Minister of the Environment (address provided below) within the 30-day public review period. A copy of the request must also be sent to the City of Hamilton to the attention of Melanie Jajko (address provided above).
Minister of the Environment, 135 St. Clair Avenue West, 12th floor, Toronto Ontario M4V1P5
Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information all comments will become part of the public record.
This notice issued on January 18 and January 25, 2008.