Public Notice
Sisson Project — Participant Funding Allocated

November 16, 2017 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated $170,000 in federal funds to four Indigenous groups to assist their participation in consultations by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) related to proposed amendments to Schedule 2 of the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (the Regulations) for the Sisson Project, located in New Brunswick.

Details of Funding Allocation for the project
Recipients Total Funding Allocation
Elsipogtog First Nation $15,000
Maliseet Nation in New Brunswick $70,000
Mi'gmawe'l Tplu'taqnn Inc. $70,000
Woodstock First Nation $15,000
Total $170,000

The funding was made available through the Agency's Participant Funding Program. The funding will assist participation on ECCC's draft consultation plan and supporting documents linked to the proposed amendments of the Regulations.

For more information on the consultations and the proposed amendments to the regulations, please visit ECCC's website at

The Proposed Project

The Sisson Partnership is proposing to construct and operate an open-pit tungsten and molybdenum mine approximately 60 kilometres northwest of Fredericton, New Brunswick. The mine would have a lifespan of 27 years and would extract an average of 30,000 tonnes of ore per day. The project would involve mining by conventional open-pit methods and would include associated activities and components, including on-site ore storage and processing, tailings and waste storage, treatment, and disposal, water management, and a new 42-kilometre transmission line, running alongside an existing transmission line.

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