OTTAWA, July 2, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is making available funding
to support participation of the public and Aboriginal groups in the
federal environmental assessment of the Griffith Iron Ore Redevelopment
Project located in Ontario.
Funding is available for eligible individuals and groups to enable their
participation in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment such as
consultation related to the Environmental Impact Statement and
consultation on the draft Environmental Assessment Report.
Applications received by August 1, 2013 will be considered. Recipients and the amount of funding allocated will
be announced at a later date.
To apply for funding or for more information on the project and the
environmental assessment process, visit the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca registry reference number 80035 or contact the Participant Funding Program by writing to PFP.PAFP@ceaa-acee.gc.ca or by calling 1-866-582-1884.
As part of the strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 put in place to support the government's Responsible Resource
Development Initiative, the Agency is conducting a federal
environmental assessment of this project.
This project is being assessed using a science-based approach. If the
project is permitted to proceed to the next phase, it will continue to
be subject to Canada's strong environmental laws, rigorous enforcement
and follow-up and increased fines.
The proposed project
Northern Iron Corp. proposes the redevelopment of the former Griffith
Mine within the Township of Ear Falls in northwestern Ontario. The
project would involve the construction, operation, closure and
remediation of a past-producing open-pit iron ore mine. The proposed
project would produce approximately 16,000 tonnes of ore per day, with
a mine life of approximately 20 years. The iron ore would be milled
on-site to produce slightly more than 4,000 tonnes per day of hot
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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