Rainy River Gold Project - Federal Funding Available

OTTAWA, Jan. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is 
making available $122,400 to support public participation in the federal 
environmental assessment of the Rainy River Gold Project located in Ontario. 
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 80007) 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 25, 2013 will be considered. Funding 
recipients will be announced later. 
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. 
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. Open-pit mining is proposed to occur at a rate of 
approximately 18,000 to 20,000 tonnes per day of ore production. The 
underground component will produce approximately 2,000 tonnes per day of ore. 
The anticipated mine life is approximately 15 to 20 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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