Federal Funding Allocated to Participate in the Environmental Assessment - Howse Property Iron Mine Project

OTTAWA, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated a total of $216,052.60 to five applicants to assist their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the Howse Property Iron Mine Project, located in Newfoundland and Labrador, 25 kilometres north of Schefferville, Quebec.

Details of Allocation



Innu Nation


Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach


Nation Innu Matimekush Lac-John


NunatuKavut Community Council


Innu Takuaikan Uashat mak Mani-Utenam





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.

Projects subject to CEAA 2012 are 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 fines for non-compliance.

Quick Facts

  • This funding was made available to the public and Aboriginal groups through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Canadian Environmental Assessment 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 Report.

  • More information on this project is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website, reference number 80067.

  • 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.

Associated Links


SOURCE: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

For further information: Ted Laking, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of the Environment, 819-997-1441; Sofie McCoy-Astell, Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, 613-960-1519, Sofie.McCoy-Astell@ceaa-acee.gc.ca



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