OTTAWA, Jan. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency is making available $81,600 to support public participation in
the federal environmental assessment of the Fire Lake North Iron Ore
Project located in Québec.
This funding will support 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 80014) or contact the Participant Funding Program by writing to PFP.PAFP@ceaa-acee.gc.ca or by calling 1-866-582-1884.
Applications received by February 15, 2013 will be considered. Funding recipients will be announced at a later date.
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.
Champion Iron Mines Ltd. is proposing the construction, operation and
decommissioning of an open-pit mine and an iron concentrate processing
plant on the mine site located near Fermont, Quebec. The proposed
project consists also of constructing an access road connecting the
site to Route 389, a railroad between the mine and the city of
Sept-Îles, and a storage site in Pointe-Noire. The proponent predicts
that the mine would generate 65 700 tonnes per day for a period of 25
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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