OTTAWA, June 8, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency (the Agency) is conducting a comprehensive study type of
environmental assessment of the proposed Quebec Lithium Spodumene Mine
Project located in Quebec. The public is invited to comment on the project and
the conduct of the comprehensive study.
The public is also invited to comment on the draft Environmental Impact
Statement (EIS) Guidelines that identify potential environmental
effects to be addressed and information that needs to be included in
the proponent's EIS. Public comments received will be reviewed and
considered before the guidelines are finalized and issued to the
The draft EIS Guidelines and more information on this project are
available on the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (registry reference number 12-03-59158). The document is available in
paper copy by request.
The Agency is also making available $29,000 under its Participant
Funding Program to assist groups and individuals to participate in
activities related to subsequent public consultations during this
Public comments and funding applications received by July 23, 2012 will
This is the first of several public comment periods that will occur
during the environmental assessment of the project.
The Quebec Lithium Inc. mining company is proposing to establish an
open-pit spodumene mine with a daily extraction rate of 3800 tonnes.
The Quebec Lithium mine property is located approximately 60 kilometres
north of Val-d'Or and 38 kilometres southeast of Amos.
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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