OTTAWA, July 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency is making available funding to support participation of the
public and Aboriginal groups in the federal environmental assessment of
the Côté Gold Mine Project located in Ontario.
Funding is available for 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 August 26, 2013 will be considered. Recipients and the amount of funding allocated 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 80036) 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 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
IAMGOLD is proposing the construction, operation, and decommissioning of
an open-pit gold mine and associated infrastructure. The proposed mine
site, located 20 kilometers southwest of the community of Gogama in
northeastern Ontario, would process 60,000 tonnes per day of ore, with
a mine life of approximately 15 years. Ore would be processed on-site
to produce a final doré bar that would be shipped off-site for sale.
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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