Joint review Panel invites public comment on the Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Marathon Platinum Group Metals and Copper Mine project

OTTAWA, July 27, 2012 /CNW/ - The Joint Panel reviewing the proposed Marathon Platinum Group Metals and Copper Mine project is inviting the public to comment on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The EIS, submitted to the Panel by the proponent, Stillwater Canada Inc., on July 26, 2012, provides an analysis of the potential environmental effects of the proposed project.

This comment period gives interested parties, members of the public, Aboriginal groups, and governments an opportunity to submit their views in writing to the Panel on the sufficiency of the information presented in the EIS as measured against the EIS Guidelines and on the technical merit of the information presented. The EIS Guidelines provide direction to the proponent and identify the information that is required in the EIS.

Opportunities to present overall views on the project will be provided at a future public hearing.

After reviewing the comments received, the Panel will determine whether the EIS is sufficient or if the proponent must provide additional information before the Panel schedules the public hearing.

The Panel must receive all comments on the EIS in writing by October 26, 2012. All comments received will be considered public and posted on the online public registry.  Forward your written comments in the official language of your choice by mail, email or fax to the attention of either panel co-manager:

Colette Spagnuolo
Panel Co-Manager
Marathon Joint Review Panel Secretariat
160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor
Ottawa ON  K1A 0H3
Tel.: 613-957-0541 / 1-866-582-1884
Fax: 613-957-0941
Marie LeGrow
Panel Co-Manager
Marathon Joint Review Panel Secretariat
40 St. Clair Avenue West, 14th Floor
Toronto ON   M4V 1M2
Tel.: 416-314-8265
Fax: 416-327-6926
MarathonMine.Review@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

The EIS, the EIS Guidelines, as well as further information on the environmental assessment, are available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry at www.ceaa.gc.ca , registry number 10-05-54755. Print copies of the EIS have been made available by the proponent in locations near the project area.

To be kept informed of the assessment process and the Panel's activities, provide a mailing or email address to either panel co-manager listed above.

About the Project
Stillwater Canada Inc. proposes to develop and operate the Marathon Platinum Group Metals and Copper Mine Project north of Marathon, Ontario. This project involves the construction and operation of an open-pit mine and mill for the purpose of extracting and processing ore containing copper and platinum group metals in addition to other activities.

About the Joint Review Panel
The Panel is an independent body, established by the federal Minister of the Environment and the Ontario Minister of the Environment to assess the environmental effects of the proposed project.

 

SOURCE: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

For further information:

Media may contact:

Lucille Jamault
Joint Review Panel - Communications
613-957-0434 / 613-552-5253
lucille.jamault@ceaa.gc.ca


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