Order No. 1993-R-392

December 15, 1993

December 15, 1993

IN THE MATTER OF an application by the Department of Highways and Transportation of the Province of Saskatchewan (hereinafter the applicant) pursuant to section 202 and all other relevant sections of the Railway Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. R-3, for authority to reconstruct the "highway", namely Highway No. 16, by widening it from a two lane highway to a four lane divided highway, where it crosses at grade the right-of-way and track of the Canadian National Railway Company (hereinafter the railway company), at mileage 116.23 Blaine Lake Subdivision, in the southeast quarter of section 31, township 42, range 14, west of the third meridian, in the province of Saskatchewan, as shown on Drawing No. 01625611, Sheet 1 of 1 revised May 19, 1993 (hereinafter the Plan), on file with the National Transportation Agency (hereinafter the Agency).

File No. R 8050/341-116.23

WHEREAS the Agency has performed an environmental screening of the proposal pursuant to section 10 of the Environmental Assessment and Review Process Guidelines Order, SOR/84-467 (hereinafter the EARP Guidelines Order);

AND WHEREAS the Agency has determined, pursuant to paragraph 12(c) of the EARP Guidelines Order, that the potentially adverse environmental effects that may be caused by the proposal are insignificant;

AND WHEREAS the Agency has reviewed the submissions filed and takes note of the agreement of the parties.


  1. The applicant is authorized to carry out the work as shown on the Plan.
  2. The work shall be carried out and maintained in compliance with the requirements of the Agency respecting highway crossings.
  3. The work shall be carried out and maintained in accordance with sound environmental practice.
  4. The cost of reconstructing and maintaining the crossing and the highway approaches to the crossing shall be paid by the applicant.
  5. The railway company shall prepare all accounts using rates not in excess of those stipulated in Schedule "A" entitled Directives, attached to Agency Order No. 1993-R-29 dated February 1, 1993, or its replacement, for any construction and maintenance work carried out by the railway company pursuant to this Order.
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