Public Notice
Hopes Advance Iron Mining Project – Federal Funding Available

May 22, 2013

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is making available funding to support participation of the public and Aboriginal groups in the federal environmental assessment of the Hopes Advance Iron Mining Project located near Aupaluk in Nunavik.

Funding will be provided to eligible individuals and groups to enable their 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.

Applications received by June 21, 2013 will be considered. Recipients will be announced at a later date.

Map depicting the location of the project, as described in the current document.

To apply for funding or for more information on the project and the environmental assessment process, visit the Agency's website (registry reference number 80008) or contact the Participant Funding Program by writing to PFP.PAFP@ceaa-acee.gc.ca or by calling 1-866-582-1884.

You may also write to:

Senior Manager, Participant Funding Program
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
22-160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0H3

The proposed project

Oceanic Iron Ore Corporation is proposing the construction, operation and decommissioning of an open iron ore mine near Aupaluk, in Nunavik. The proponent estimates that the mine will generate from 10 to 20 million tonnes of iron ore concentrate product per year over a planned operation period of 48 years with a daily average extraction rate of 72,000 to 144,000 tonnes. For the shipment of the iron ore abroad, the proponent is proposing to construct a marine terminal consisting of a 330 meter loading wharf, a tug moorage area, a commercial wharf and a causeway. The concentrate would then be pumped to the marine terminal through a 26 kilometre-long pipeline for shipping. The proponent may opt for a thermal generating station as an energy source for his operations. Based on the proponent's timelines, production would start in 2016.

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