OTTAWA, Nov 18, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) commenced a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Michel Creek Coking Coal Project, located approximately 15 kilometres southeast of Sparwood, British Columbia.
The Agency invites the public to comment on which aspects of the environment may be affected by this project and what should be examined during the environmental assessment, as detailed in the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Guidelines. Following this comment period, the Agency will finalize and issue the EIS Guidelines to the proponent.
This is the second of four opportunities for the public to comment on this project. All comments received will be considered public.
Written comments must be submitted by December 18, 2015 to:
Michel Creek Coking Coal Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
410-701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1C6
- The EIS Guidelines document identifies the potential environmental effects to be taken into consideration and the information and analysis that needs to be included in the proponent's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
- 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.
- Projects subject to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 are assessed using a science-based approach.
- More information on this project is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website, reference number 80110.
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SOURCE Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
For further information: Karen Fish, Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, 613-957-0278, Karen.Fish@ceaa-acee.gc.ca