Mr. Bud Bradley (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of National Defence):
(a) and (c) The submarine project will follow Environment Canada's Federal Environmental Assessment and Review Process (EARP) with respect to environmental impact assessments. Atomic Energy of Canada Limited will be contracted to commence the initial environmental screening in mid-1988. Consultations will take place with military base experts, members of the civilian environmental, scientific and technical communities, and local elected officials.
(b) The total costs are yet to be determined, but are expected to fall in the range $300,000 to $400,000.
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