Fire Lake North Iron Ore Project - Public Comments Invited

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 
Québec. 
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 
calling 1-866-582-1884. 
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 
sustainable development. 
media may contact: 
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Céline Legault Communications 
Advisor Tel.: 613-957-0278 
SOURCE: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency 
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ST: Ontario
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