OTTAWA, Oct. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency has allocated a total of $100,000 to two applicants to support
their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the
proposed Hopes Advance Iron Mining Project, located in Quebec.
This funding was made available to the public and Aboriginal groups
through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Agency. It
will enable participation in upcoming steps of the environmental
assessment, which include reviewing and providing comments on the
Environmental Impact Statement and draft Environmental Assessment
Details of Allocation
Nunavik Land Holding Corporation of Aupaluk
For more information on the Participant Funding Program, the federal environmental assessment process and the project, please
visit the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca Registry reference number: 80008).
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 it 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
Oceanic Iron Ore Corporation is proposing the construction, operation,
and decommissioning of an open-pit iron ore mine near Aupaluk, in
Nunavik. The proponent estimates that the mine will generate from 10 to
20 million tonnes of iron ore concentrate product per year over a
planned operation period of 48 years, with a daily average extraction
rate of 72,000 to 144,000 tonnes. The ore would be concentrated by a
process based on gravity separation. For the shipment of the iron ore
to European and Asian markets, the proponent is proposing to construct
a marine terminal consisting of a 330 meter loading wharf, a tug
moorage area, a commercial wharf, and a causeway. The concentrate would
then be pumped to the marine terminal through a 26 kilometre-long
pipeline for shipping. The proponent may opt for a 190 megawatt thermal
generating station as an energy source for his operations. Based on the
proponent's tentative timelines, production would start in 2016.
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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