Goliath Gold Project - Public Comments Invited

OTTAWA, Dec. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - 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 Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency must determine whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Goliath Gold Project located 20 km east of the city of Dryden in Ontario. To assist it in making its decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment.

Treasury Metals Limited is proposing the development, construction, operation and closure of an open-pit and underground gold mine and associated infrastructure. The proposed mine site, located 20 km east of the city of Dryden, would process 2,500 tonnes per day of gold for an anticipated mine life of approximately 5 to 10 years. The proponent owns its property, and is proximate to infrastructure (electricity, natural gas, and highways). Ore will be processed onsite to produce a final dore bar that will be shipped off-site for further refining and upgrading.

Written comments must be submitted by December 23, 2012 to:

Goliath Gold Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
55 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 907
Toronto  ON  M4T 1M2
Telephone: 416-952-1576
Fax: 416-952-1573

To view a summary of the project description or for more information on the project and on the environmental assessment process, visit the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (registry reference number 80019). All comments received will be considered public.

The Agency will post a decision stating whether a federal environmental assessment is required on its website.

If it is determined that a federal environmental assessment is required, the public will have three more opportunities to comment on this project, consistent with the transparency and public engagement elements of CEAA 2012.

Projects subject to CEAA 2012 are assessed using a science-based approach.  If the project is permitted to proceed to the next phase, this project will continue to be subject to Canada's strong environmental laws, rigorous enforcement and follow-up, and increased fines.

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

For further information:

For more information, media may contact: 
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Céline Legault
Communications Advisor
Tel.: 613-957-0278


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