OTTAWA, April 19, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated a total of $39,992 to seven applicants to support their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed Arnaud Mining Project in Quebec. Funding has been allocated to the following applicants: the Conseil régional de l'environnement de la Côte-Nord, Organisation bassins versants (OBV) Duplessis, the Société pour Vaincre la Pollution, Christelle Lebel on behalf of the Regroupement pour la sauvegarde de la grande baie de Sept-Îles, the Fondation Rivières, the Comité ZIP Côte-Nord du Golfe and Nature Québec.
This funding is allocated through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Agency and is intended to support public participation in 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 website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca registry number 12-03-63926).
Mine Arnaud Inc's proposed project consists of the construction, operation and decommissioning of an approximately 24-million-tonne apatite concentrate and 48-million-tonne titaniferous magnetite concentrate mine. The project includes an open-pit mine, crushing facilities, an ore processing plant, an apatite concentrate loading system, an electricity grid, a tailings storage facility, including titaniferous magnetite storage bins, service buildings, and moving a section of the railway. The project also requires the construction of facilities to handle, store and transfer apatite concentrates on Sept-Îles Port Authority grounds.
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.
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