OTTAWA, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency is making available $71,400 to support public participation in
the federal environmental assessment of the Blackwater Gold Project
located in British Columbia.
Funding will be provided to 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.
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 80017) or contact the Participant Funding Program at PFP.PAFP@ceaa-acee.gc.ca or by calling 1-866-582-1884.
Applications received by March 22, 2013 will be considered. Funding recipients will be announced at a later date.
New Gold Inc. is proposing the construction, operation, and
decommissioning of an open pit gold and silver mine located
approximately 100 kilometres south of Vanderhoof, British Columbia. As
proposed, the project would produce 60,000 tonnes per day of gold and
silver ore, over a mine life of 17 years.
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 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 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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