OTTAWA, Aug. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is making available funding to assist participation of the public and Aboriginal groups in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed Hardrock Deposit Project, located approximately five kilometres south of Geraldton, Ontario.
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 fines for non-compliance.
- Funding is available for eligible individuals and groups to assist their participation in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment, which include reviewing and providing comments on the summary of the Environmental Impact Statement and on the draft Environmental Assessment Report. Recipients and the amount of funding allocated will be announced at a later date.
- Applications received by September 22, 2014 will be considered. To apply for funding, contact the Participant Funding Program by writing to PFP.PAFP@ceaa-acee.gc.ca, or by calling 1-866-582-1884. More information on this project is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website, reference number 80068.
- 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; Sofie McCoy-Astell, Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, 613-960-1519, Sofie.McCoy-Astell@ceaa-acee.gc.ca