OTTAWA, Oct. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency has allocated a total of $200,108.69 to five applicants to
support their participation in the federal environmental assessment of
the proposed Côté Gold Mine Project, located in Ontario.
This funding was made available to the public and Aboriginal groups
through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Agency. It
will enable participation in upcoming steps of the environmental
assessment, which include reviewing and providing comments on the
Environmental Impact Statement and draft Environmental Assessment
Details of Allocation
Métis Nation of Ontario, on behalf of the Métis Nation of Ontario Region
#3 Consultation Committee
Brunswick House First Nation
Mattagami First Nation
Flying Post First Nation
Northwatch Coalition for Environmental Protection
For more information on the Participant Funding Program, the federal environmental assessment process and the project, please
visit the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (Registry reference number: 80036).
As part of the strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 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 it 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
IAMGOLD is proposing the construction, operation, and decommissioning of
an open-pit gold mine and on-site metal mill with a mine and mill life
of approximately 15 years. The proposed mine, located 20 kilometers
southwest of the community of Gogama in northeastern Ontario, would
have an ore production capacity of 60,000 tonnes per day. The on-site
metal mill would have an ore input capacity of 60,000 tonnes per day.
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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