OTTAWA, May 4, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) and British Columbia's Environmental Assessment Office (the EAO) are inviting public comments related to the proponent's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) / Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate for the proposed Kitsault Mine Project (the proposed Project) located in British Columbia.
The EIS / Application describes the proposed Project and provides an overview of the potential environmental, economic, social, heritage and health effects of all phases of the proposed Project.
To facilitate public participation, a summary of the EIS will be available in both official languages on the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca registry reference number 10-03-57958). The complete EIS / Application, in the language in which it was produced, and additional information regarding the environmental assessment process will be available online at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca and at www.eao.gov.bc.ca. These documents will be available once the public comment period begins on May 11, 2012.
The EIS / Application and the summary of the EIS are available for viewing at these locations:
| Prince Rupert Public Library
101-6th Avenue West
Prince Rupert, B.C.
| Terrace Public Library
4610 Park Avenue
The public has 30 days to submit comments, from May 11 to June 11, 2012.
All comments received during the comment period will be considered. The Agency accepts comments in English or in French. Comments need only be submitted once to either the Agency or the EAO to be considered for both assessments.
An open house will also be held during the comment period:
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Best Western Inn
4553 Greig Avenue
Information on the proposed Project and the EIS / Application will be available for viewing and interested individuals will be able to speak with various environmental assessment representatives and technical experts.
Avanti Kitsault Mine Ltd. is proposing the construction and operation of the Kitsault Mine Project, an open-pit molybdenum mine, located approximately 140 kilometres north of Prince Rupert, B.C., and south of the head of Alice Arm, B.C. The proposed annual ore production rate will be 40 000 to 50 000 tonnes per day over approximately a 15-year operation period.
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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