Federal Funding Allocated to Participate in the Environmental Assessment
OTTAWA, Jan. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency (the Agency) has allocated a total of $20,324 to two applicants
to support their participation in the federal environmental assessment
of the proposed Spanish Mountain Gold Mine Project in British Columbia.
Federal funding has been allocated to the following applicants:
Métis Nation BC; and
Likely Xat'sull Community Forest and Likely District Chamber of
This funding is provided through the Participant Funding Program
administered by the Agency and is intended to support public
participation in upcoming steps of the comprehensive study process,
including the review and comment of the Environmental Impact Statement
Guidelines, the Environmental Impact Statement document and the final
Comprehensive Study Report.
A funding review committee, independent of the environmental assessment
process, was established to assess the funding requests. The Funding
Review Committee's report, along with further information on the
project, is available on the Agency's Web site at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca , in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry, under reference
Spanish Mountain Gold Ltd. is proposing the Spanish Mountain Gold Mine
Project which is an open pit gold mine located approximately 70
kilometres northeast of Williams Lake, British Columbia. The project
will process approximately 40,000 tonnes per day of ore over a period
of ten years.
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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