Donkin Export Coking Coal Project - Public Comments Invited

OTTAWA, July 16, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) and Nova Scotia Environment's (NSE) Environmental Assessment Branch invite the public to comment on the potential environmental effects of the Donkin Export Coking Coal Project located in Nova Scotia. They also invite the public to comment on the proposed measures to prevent or mitigate those effects as identified by the proponent.

The proposed Project is subject to both the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and Nova Scotia's Environment Act and is undergoing a cooperative environmental assessment process.

Consultation Documents
A summary of the proponent's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in both official languages is available on the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (registry reference number 11-03-63924). The complete EIS is available (in the language in which it was produced) on the NSE website at www.gov.ns.ca/nse/ea  and on the Agency's website.

Paper copies of the consultation documents are available for viewing at the following locations:

Nova Scotia Environment Office
295 Charlotte Street
Sydney
NS  B1P 6H7
Donkin Branch Library Donkin Elementary School 81 Centre Ave.
Donkin
NS B1A 6N4
James McConnell Memorial Library
50 Falmouth Street
Sydney
NS B1P 6X9
Nova Scotia Environment Office
5151 Terminal Road
Halifax
NS B3J 2P8
Glace Bay Branch Library
121 Union Street
Glace Bay
NS B1A 2P8
Ecology Action Centre
2705 Fern Lane
Halifax
NS B3K 4L3

Written comments must be sent by September 14, 2012 to:

Micheline Savard, Project Manager
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
1801 Hollis Street, Suite 200
Halifax, NS B3J 3N4
Tel.: (902) 426-0564 / Fax: (902) 426-6550
XstrataCoalDonkin@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

Or

Steve Sanford, Environmental Assessment Officer
Environmental Assessment Branch
Nova Scotia Environment
P.O. Box 442, Halifax, NS, B3J 2P8
Tel.: (902) 424-3230 / Fax: (902) 424-0503
EA@gov.ns.ca

All comments received will be considered public.

The Proposed Project
Xstrata Coal Donkin Management Limited is proposing the construction, operation and decommissioning of an underground coal mine facility at the site of the existing Donkin Mine located on the northeastern tip of Cape-Breton in Nova Scotia. The mine would have a lifespan of 30 plus years and extract approximately 3.6 million tonnes of coal per year.

 

SOURCE Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

For further information:

Media may contact:

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Céline Legault
Communications Advisor
Tel.: 613-957-0278

Or

Nova Scotia Department of Environment
Jodi Sibley
Communications Advisor
Tel.: 902-424-6427


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