OTTAWA, Jan. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency (the Agency) is conducting a comprehensive study environmental
assessment of the proposed Arnaud Mine Project located in Québec. The
public is invited to comment on the project and the conduct of the
The public is also invited to comment on the draft Environmental Impact
Statement (EIS) Guidelines that identify potential environmental
effects to be addressed and information that needs to be included in
the proponent's EIS. Public comments received will be reviewed and
considered before the guidelines are finalized and issued to the
The draft EIS Guidelines and more information on this project are
available on the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (registry reference number 12-03-63926). The document is available in
paper copy by request as well.
The Agency is also making available $40,000 under its Participant
Funding Program to assist groups and individuals to participate in
activities related to subsequent public consultations during this
Public comments and funding applications received by February 24, 2012
will be considered.
This is the first of several public comment periods that will occur
during the environmental assessment of the project.
Mine Arnaud Inc's proposed project consists of the construction,
operation and decommissioning of an approximately 24-million-tonne
apatite concentrate and 48-million-tonne titaniferous magnetite
concentrate mine. The project includes an open-pit mine, crushing
facilities, an ore processing plant, an apatite concentrate loading
system, an electricity grid, a tailings storage facility, including
titaniferous magnetite storage bins, service buildings, and moving a
section of the railway. The project also requires the construction of
facilities to handle, store and transfer apatite concentrates on
Sept-Îles Port Authority grounds.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal
environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental
effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in
support of sustainable development.
SOURCE Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
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