Burnco Aggregate Mine Project - Public Comment Period and Federal Funding Available

OTTAWA, Jan. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) invites the public to comment on the environmental assessment of the proposed Burnco Aggregate Mine Project (the Project), formerly known as the McNab Valley Aggregate Project, in British Columbia (B.C.).

The Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment to ensure that these issues are identified for consideration in the environmental assessment. To assist the public in providing comments, a background document is available on the Agency website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca. The document is also available in hard copy, by request.

The Agency is also making available $30,000 under its Participant Funding Program to assist groups and individuals to take part in upcoming steps in the federal environmental assessment of the project.

Public comments and funding applications received by February 3, 2012 will be considered.

This is the first of several public comment periods that will occur during the environmental assessment of this project. Future public participation opportunities will be announced at a later date.

Burnco Rock Products Ltd. proposes to develop the Burnco Aggregate Mine Project, a sand and gravel mine located on the northwest shore of Howe Sound, approximately 22 kilometres southwest of Squamish, B.C.  This project has an expected mine life of 20-30 years with a production capacity of approximately 1-1.6 million tonnes per year.

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

For further information:

For more information, media may contact: 
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Céline Legault
Communications Advisor
Tel.: 613-957-0278


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