Lalor Concentrator Project Public Comments Invited

OTTAWA, June 21, 2013 /CNW/ - As part of the strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) put in place to support the government's Responsible Resource Development Initiative, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Lalor Concentrator Project located in Manitoba. To assist it in making its decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment.

Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co., Limited proposes to construct and operate a new zinc and copper/lead ore concentrator at the existing Lalor Mine site, located approximately 200 kilometres east of Flin Flon, Manitoba, in the mining district of Snow Lake. The Lalor Concentrator would have a design capacity of 4,500 tonnes of ore per day.

Written comments must be submitted by July 11, 2013 to:

Lalor Concentrator Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
#425, 10115 -100A Street
Edmonton, AB  T5J 2W2
Telephone: 780-495-2037
Fax: 780-495-2876

To view a summary of the project description or for more information on the project and on the environmental assessment process, visit the Agency's website at (registry reference number 80047). All comments received will be considered public.

The Agency will post on its website a decision stating whether a federal environmental assessment is required.

If it is decided that a federal environmental assessment is required, the public will have three more opportunities to comment on this project, consistent with the transparency and public engagement elements of CEAA 2012.

Projects subject to CEAA 2012 are assessed using a science-based approach. If the project 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 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 more information, media may contact: 
Sofie McCoy-Astell
Communications Advisor
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Telephone: 613-960-1519

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