OTTAWA, Dec. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency is making available $30,600 to support public participation in
the federal environmental assessment of the Rose Mining Project located
approximately 38 km north of Nemiscau, 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 80005) 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 January 28, 2013 will be considered. Funding recipients will be announced later.
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.
Critical Elements Corporation is proposing the construction, operation
and decommissioning of an open pit tantalum and lithium mine located
approximately 38 km north of Nemiscau, in Québec. As proposed, the
project includes the operation of an open pit, possibly followed by
underground mining, waste and tailings impoundment area, an industrial
ore processing facility and the option of transforming concentrate
off-site. The mine would produce about 4500 tonnes of ore per day over
a 17-year life span.
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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