Public Notice
BURNCO Aggregate Mine Project — Additional Federal Funding Allocated to Support Indigenous Participation in the Environmental Assessment

January 31, 2017 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated $6,475 to the Penelakut Tribe to assist its participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed BURNCO Aggregate Mine Project, located in British Columbia.

Details of Funding Allocation for the project
Recipients Additional Funding Allocation Previous Funding Allocation Total Funding Allocation
Cowichan Tribes N/A $ 6,075 $ 6,075
Future of Howe Sound Society N/A $ 5,500 $ 5,500
Halalt First Nation N/A $ 4,425 $ 4,425
Hwlitsum Services Society N/A $ 6,325 $ 6,325
Métis Nation British Columbia N/A $ 5,750 $ 5,750
Musqueam Indian Band N/A $ 6,475 $ 6,475
Penelakut Tribe $ 6,475 N/A $ 6,475
Squamish First Nation N/A $ 28,200 $ 28,200
Sunshine Coast Conservation Association N/A $ 6,850 $ 6,850
Tsleil-Waututh Nation N/A $ 2,850 $ 2,850
Total $ 6,475 $ 72,450 $ 78,925

The funding was made available through the Agency's Participant Funding Program. It will enable the Penelakut Tribe's participation in various steps of the environmental assessment, which include reviewing and providing comments on the proponent's Environmental Impact Statement or the summary thereof, and the Agency's Comprehensive Study Report.

For more information on the project and the federal environmental assessment process, please visit the Agency's website (Registry reference number 54754).

The Proposed Project

BURNCO Rock Products Ltd. is proposing the construction and operation of a new sand and gravel mine located on the northwest shore of Howe Sound, approximately 22 kilometres southwest of Squamish, British Columbia. The mine's maximum production capacity would be approximately 1.6 million tonnes of sand and gravel per year, over an expected mine life of about 16 years.

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