OTTAWA, June 1 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency invites the public to comment on the proposed scope of the environmental assessment of the KSM (Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell) Project, in northwestern British Columbia.
The Agency prepared the scoping document on behalf of the responsible authorities, Natural Resources Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Environment Canada and Transport Canada. The project is subject to a comprehensive study environmental assessment under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.
The scoping document incorporates the requirements of the federal environmental assessment process and identifies key issues to be addressed in the comprehensive study.
Public comments received by June 30, 2010 will be considered. All written submissions received will be considered public and will become part of the public registry. Interested persons or groups are invited to send their comments in the official language of their choice to:
KSM (Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell) Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
757 West Hastings Street, suite 320
Vancouver B.C. V6C 1A1
Tel.: 604-666-1491 / Fax: 604-666-6990
A copy of the scoping document is available on the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca, under reference number 09-03-49262.
Seabridge Gold Inc. is proposing to develop the copper and gold deposits found in the Kerr, Sulphurets and Mitchell Creek watersheds located about 65 km northwest of Stewart, B.C. The proposed development is expected to process between 100,000 and 120,000 tonnes per day of ore over a mine life of at least 30 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
For further information: For further information: Media may contact: Maxine Leger-Haskell, Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, (613) 957-0406