OTTAWA, Jan. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is
making available $81,600 to support public participation in the federal
environmental assessment of the Fire Lake North Iron Ore Project located in
This funding will support 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.
To apply for funding or for more information on the project and the
environmental assessment process, visit the Agency's website at
www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca registry reference number 80014) or contact the
Participant Funding Program by writing to PFP.PAFP@ceaa-acee.gc.ca or by
Applications received by February 15, 2013 will be considered. Funding
recipients will be announced at a later date.
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 Agency is conducting a federal
environmental assessment of this project.
Champion Iron Mines Ltd. is proposing the construction, operation and
decommissioning of an open-pit mine and an iron concentrate processing plant
on the mine site located near Fermont, Quebec. The proposed project consists
also of constructing an access road connecting the site to Route 389, a
railroad between the mine and the city of Sept-Îles, and a storage site in
Pointe-Noire. The proponent predicts that the mine would generate 65 700
tonnes per day for a period of 25 years.
This project is being 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
media may contact:
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Céline Legault Communications
Advisor Tel.: 613-957-0278
SOURCE: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
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