OTTAWA, Nov. 15, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency (the Agency) is starting a comprehensive study type of
environmental assessment for the proposed Eagle's Nest Project located
in northern Ontario. The Agency invites the public to comment on the
project and the conduct of the comprehensive study.
The Agency has prepared the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Guidelines that identify potential environmental effects to be
addressed and information that needs to be included in the proponent's
EIS. Public comments on the draft EIS Guidelines are invited and will
be reviewed and considered before the document is finalized and issued
to the proponent.
The draft EIS Guidelines and more information on this project are
available on the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (registry reference number 11-03-63925). The document is available in
paper copy by request as well.
All comments received by December 16, 2011 will be considered.
The Agency is also making available $40,000 under its Participant
Funding Program to assist groups and individuals to participate in the
federal environmental assessment of this project. Funding applications
received by December 16, 2011 will be considered.
This is the first of several public comment periods that will occur
during the environmental assessment of the project.
The proposed project consists of constructing, operating and eventually
decommissioning an underground nickel-copper-platinum multi-metal mine
at a mining rate of approximately 2,960 tonnes per day which represents
an anticipated mine life of approximately 11 years. The proposal also
includes an underground concentrate processing facility, an all-season
access road from Pickle Lake to Webequie Junction, a concentrate
pipeline from Webequie Junction to the mine site and an ancillary mine
This project is also subject to the environmental assessment
requirements of the province of Ontario. Canada and Ontario are
coordinating the respective environmental assessment processes for the
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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