OTTAWA, June 6, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency is making available funding to support the participation of the
public and Aboriginal groups in the federal environmental assessment of
the Brucejack Gold Mine Project located in British Columbia.
Funding will be provided to eligible individuals and groups to enable
their 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.
Applications received by July 6, 2013 will be considered. Funding recipients will be announced at a later date.
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 80034 or contact the Participant Funding Program by writing to PFP.PAFP@ceaa-acee.gc.ca or by calling 1-866-582-1884.
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.
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 proposed project
Pretium Resources Inc. is proposing the construction, operation and
decommissioning of a gold-silver underground mine located approximately
65 km north-northwest of Stewart, B.C. The proposed project would
produce approximately 16 million tonnes of mineralized material at a
rate of up to 2,700 tonnes per day over a minimum 16-year mine life.
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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