Rainy River Gold Project - Public Comments Invited

OTTAWA, Sept. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency must determine whether a federal environmental assessment is required pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 for the proposed Rainy River Gold Project in Ontario. 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.

Rainy River Resources Limited is proposing the construction, operation and decommissioning of an open-pit and underground gold mine. The proposed mine site is in the Township of Chapple, Ontario, approximately 65 kilometres northwest of Fort Frances.

Written comments must be submitted by September 24, 2012 to:

Rainy River Gold Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
55 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 907
Toronto  ON  M4T 1M2
Telephone: 416-952-7006
Fax: 416-952-1573

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 www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (registry reference number 80007). All comments received will be considered public.

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

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: 

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Céline Legault
Communications Advisor
Tel.: 613-957-0278

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