OTTAWA, April 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has allocated a total of $96,373.88 to four applicants to support their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed Rose Mining Project located in Quebec.
This funding was made available to the public and Aboriginal groups through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Agency. It will enable participation in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment such as consultation related to the Environmental Impact Statement and consultation on the draft Environmental Assessment Report.
Details of Allocation
|Cree Nation of Eastmain||$28,268.28|
|Crees of the Waskaganish First Nation||$20,890.00|
|Cree Nation of Nemaska||$37,065.60|
|Société pour Vaincre la Pollution||$10,150.00|
For more information on the Participant Funding Program, the federal environmental assessment process and the project, please visit the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (Registry number: 80005).
As part of the strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 put in place to support the government's Responsible Resource Development Initiative, the Agency is conducting a federal environmental assessment of this project.
This project is being assessed using a science-based approach. If it 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 Proposed Project
Critical Elements Corporation is proposing the construction, operation and decommissioning of an open pit tantalum and lithium mine located approximately 38 km north of Nemiscau, in Québec. As proposed, the project includes the operation of an open pit, possibly followed by underground mining, waste and tailings impoundment area, an industrial ore processing facility and the option of transforming concentrate off-site. The mine would produce about 4500 tonnes of ore per day over a 17-year life span.
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
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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency