OTTAWA, Aug. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - As part of the strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) put in place to support the government's Responsible Resource Development Initiative, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Brucejack Gold Mine Project, located 65 kilometres north-northwest of Stewart, British Columbia.
The Brucejack Gold Mine Project is subject to review under both CEAA 2012 and British Columbia's Environmental Assessment Act and is undergoing a coordinated environmental assessment process with B.C.'s Environmental Assessment Office (EAO).
The Agency invites the public to comment on the potential environmental effects of the project and the proposed measures to prevent or mitigate those effects as described in a summary of the proponent's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
The public comment period will take place from August 27, 2014 to October 10, 2014. Information sessions will be held during the comment period.
Comments need only be submitted once to either the Agency or the EAO to be considered for both the provincial and federal environmental assessments. All comments received will be considered public. Written comments can be submitted to either:
Brucejack Gold Mine Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
410-701 Georgia Street West
Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1C6
Brucejack Gold Mine Project
Environmental Assessment Office
PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9V1
Projects subject to CEAA 2012 are 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 fines for non-compliance.
- The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is seeking public comments on the summary of the EIS for the proposed Brucejack Gold Mine Project, located 65 kilometres north-northwest of Stewart, British Columbia. More information on this project is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website, reference number 80034. The summary of the EIS will be available on August 27, 2014.
- Following this comment period, the Agency will prepare a draft Environmental Assessment Report, setting out its conclusions and recommendations regarding the potential environmental effects of the project, the proposed mitigation measures, and the significance of any residual adverse environmental effects. A public comment period on the draft Environmental Assessment Report will be announced at a later date.
- 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: Ted Laking, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of the Environment, 819-997-1441; Greg Leake, Director of Communications, B.C. Environmental Assessment Office, 250-387-2470; Sofie McCoy-Astell, Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, 613-960-1519, Sofie.McCoy-Astell@ceaa-acee.gc.ca