Public Notice
Ajax Mine Project — Public Comments Invited

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) and British Columbia's Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) invite the public to comment on the joint Federal Comprehensive Study / Provincial Assessment Report for the proposed Ajax Mine Project. The joint Report includes the Agency's and the EAO's conclusions and recommendations regarding the implementation of mitigation measures and whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. The EAO also invites the public to comment on the potential Conditions, Summary Assessment Report, and Certified Project Description proposed for the provincial Environmental Assessment Certificate.

The proposed Ajax Mine Project is subject to both the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and British Columbia's Environmental Assessment Act, and is undergoing a cooperative environmental assessment.

The joint Report and more information are available on the Agency's website at canada.ca/ceaa (Registry reference number 62225) and the EAO's website at eao.gov.bc.ca. A French version of the joint Report will be available on the Agency's website.

Written comments must be submitted by October 10, 2017:

By Email:
Ajax@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

By Online Form:
eao.gov.bc.ca

By Fax:
250-387-0230

By mail:

  • Ajax Mine Project
    Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
    410-701 West Georgia Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1C6

OR

  • Ajax Mine Project
    Environmental Assessment Office
    P.O. Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt
    Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9V1

Comments submitted to either the Agency or the EAO will be considered in both the provincial and federal environmental assessments and may be submitted in either official language.

All submissions received by the Agency and the EAO during this comment period are considered public. They will be posted to the EAO's website and will become part of the Agency's project file. For information on the Agency's privacy policies, consult the Privacy Notice on its web site. For information on the EAO's privacy policies, consult the Policy on Public Comments on its website.

The joint Federal Comprehensive Study / Provincial Assessment Report and the French version will be available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Viewing by appointment only
    Telephone: 604-666-2431
  • Kamloops Library
    100 - 465 Victoria Street
    Kamloops, British Columbia
  • North Kamloops Library
    693 Tranquille Road
    Kamloops, British Columbia
  • City of Kamloops Offices
    7 Victoria Street West
    Kamloops, British Columbia

As a next step, the federal and provincial governments will each make its environmental assessment decision according to the requirements of its respective legislation.

The Proposed Project

KGHM Ajax Mining Inc. (the proponent) is proposing to construct and operate the Ajax Mine Project, a copper-gold mine near the City of Kamloops, British Columbia. The project is expected to process 65,000 tonnes of ore per day (24 million tonnes per year) for export over a mine life of 23 years.

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