Côte-Nord Mining Railway Project - Public Comments Invited

OTTAWA, Sept. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency must determine whether a federal environmental assessment is required pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 for the proposed Côte-Nord Mining Railway Project in Quebec. To assist it in making its decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment.

Côte-Nord Mining Railway Company Inc. is proposing the construction and operation of a railway network in the Côte-Nord and Labrador regions. The railway right-of-way (ROW) will extend between Sept-Îles in Quebec and Wabush/Labrador City area in Labrador, where the ROW will join the Tshiuetin Railway. The project would include handling and storage facilities located at the Port of Sept-Îles in Pointe-Noire.

Written comments must be submitted by September 26, 2012 to:

Côte-Nord Mining Railway Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
901 - 1550 d'Estimauville Avenue
Quebec  QC  G1J 5E9
Telephone: 418-649-6444
Fax: 418-649-6443
ChemindeferCoteNordRailway@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

To view a summary of the project description or for more information on the project and on the environmental assessment process, visit the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca registry reference number 80006). All comments received will be considered public.

The Agency will post a decision stating whether a federal environmental assessment is required on its website.

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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For more information, media may contact: 

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


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