OTTAWA, July 31, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency is making available funding to support the participation of the
public and Aboriginal groups in the federal environmental assessment of
the Murray River Coal Project located in British Columbia.
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 September 6, 2013 will be considered. Recipients and the amounts of funding allocated will be announced at a
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 80041) 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
HD Mining International Ltd. proposes the construction, operation and
decommissioning of an underground coal mine and supporting
infrastructure, including a 5.8 kilometre rail load-out. The proposed
project is located 12.5 kilometres southwest of Tumbler Ridge, British
Columbia and would produce six million tonnes of metallurgical coal per
annum for an estimated mine life of 31 years.
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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