OTTAWA, July 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency has allocated a total of $126,422 to four applicants to support
their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the
proposed Goliath Gold Project located in Ontario.
This funding was made available to the public and Aboriginal groups
through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Agency. It
will enable participation in upcoming steps of the environmental
assessment, such as consultation related to the Environmental Impact
Statement and consultation on the draft Environmental Assessment
Details of Allocation
Eagle Lake First Nation
Métis Nation of Ontario, on behalf of the Métis Nation of Ontario
Region #1 Consultation Committee
Aboriginal People of Wabigoon
Wabauskang First Nation
For more information on the Participant Funding Program, the federal environmental assessment process and the project, please
visit the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (Registry reference number: 80019).
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 it 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
Treasury Metals Limited, the proponent, is proposing the construction,
operation, decommissioning, and abandonment of an open-pit and
underground gold mine and associated infrastructure. The proposed mine,
located 20 kilometres east of the city of Dryden, will have an ore
production capacity of 2,500 tonnes per day with an anticipated mine
life of approximately 10 to 12 years. Ore would be processed on-site to
produce a final doré bar that would be shipped off-site for further
refining and upgrading. The proponent owns its property, which is
proximate to infrastructure (electricity, natural gas, and highways).
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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