OTTAWA, March 27, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency has allocated a total of $128,355.46 to seven applicants to
support their participation in the federal environmental assessment of
the proposed Fire Lake North Iron Ore Project located in Quebec.
Funding was made available to Aboriginal groups and the public.
This funding is allocated through the Participant Funding Program
administered by the Agency to enable the participation of the public
and of Aboriginal groups in upcoming steps of the environmental
assessment such as consultation related to the Environmental Impact
Statement and consultation on the draft Environmental Assessment
Details of Allocations
Comité ZIP Côte-Nord du Golfe
Conseil de la nation Innu de Matimekush-Lac John
Conseil régional de l'environnement de la Côte-Nord
Innu Nation, on behalf of the Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation and the
Mushuau Innu First Nation
Innu Takuaikan Uashat mak Mani-Utenam
Organisme de bassins versants Duplessis
Société pour Vaincre la Pollution
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 number: 80014).
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
Champion Iron Mines Ltd. is proposing the construction, operation and
decommissioning of an open-pit mine and an iron concentrate processing
plant on the mine site located near Fermont, Quebec. The proposed
project consists also of constructing an access road connecting the
site to Route 389, a railroad between the mine and the city of
Sept-Îles, and a storage site in Pointe-Noire. The proponent predicts
that the mine would generate 65 700 tonnes per day for a period of 25
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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