OTTAWA, July 21, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency invites the public to comment on the Comprehensive Study Report on the KSM (Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell) Project, located in British Columbia.
The Comprehensive Study Report includes the Agency's conclusions and recommendations regarding the implementation of mitigation measures and whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.
This is the fourth and final comment period on the environmental assessment of this project. All comments received will be considered public. Written comments must be submitted by August 20, 2014 to:
KSM (Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell) Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
410-701 Georgia Street West
Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1C6
This project is being assessed using a science-based approach under the former Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The project is also subject to requirements under the Nisga'a Final Agreement (NFA), a modern treaty signed by the governments of Canada, British Columbia, and the Nisga'a Nation. Canada is committed to fulfilling its obligations under the NFA before any final decisions on the project are made.
- The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is seeking public comments on the Comprehensive Study Report on the proposed KSM (Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell) Project, located in British Columbia. The Comprehensive Study Report and more information on this project are available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website, reference number 49262.
- Following this public comment period, the Minister of the Environment will take into consideration the Comprehensive Study Report, along with comments received from the public and Aboriginal groups, and issue an environmental assessment decision statement.
- 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.
- KSM (Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell) Project (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency)
SOURCE: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
For further information: Ted Laking, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of the Environment, 819-997-1441; Sofie McCoy-Astell, Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, 613-960-1519, Sofie.McCoy-Astell@ceaa-acee.gc.ca