OTTAWA, Jan. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency (the Agency) has allocated a total of $18,000 to two applicants
to support their participation in the federal environmental assessment
of the proposed Hammond Reef Gold Mine Project in Ontario.
The recipients are:
the Atikokan Sportsmen's Conservation Club and the Ontario Federation of
Anglers and Hunters; and
the Ontario Coalition of Aboriginal People.
This funding is allocated through the Participant Funding Program
administered by the Agency and is intended to support public
participation in upcoming steps of the comprehensive study process,
including the review of the Comprehensive Study Report.
A funding review committee, independent of the environmental assessment
process, was established to assess the funding requests. The Funding
Review Committee's report, along with further information on the
project, is available on the Agency's Web site at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca , in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry, under reference
Osisko Hammond Reef Gold Ltd. proposes to develop an open-pit gold mine
that is expected to operate for about 14 years with a production rate
of approximately 50,000 tonnes per day. It is located approximately 23
kilometres northeast from the Town of Atikokan in northwestern Ontario,
near Marmion Lake.
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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