News Release
Hopes Advance Mining Project – Public Comments Invited

OTTAWA – August 27, 2012 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency must determine whether a federal environmental assessment is required pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 for the proposed Hopes Advance Mining Project in Quebec. To assist it in making its decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment.

The project proposed by Oceanic Iron Ore Corp. consists of an open-pit iron ore mine located in the Nunavik region in Quebec. The mine would produce approximately 72,000 to 144,000 tonnes of ore per day over a 48-year life span.

Written comments must be submitted by September 17, 2012 to:

Hopes Advance Mining Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
901 - 1550 d'Estimauville Avenue
Quebec QC G1J 5E9
Telephone: 418-649-6444
Fax: 418-649-6443
ProjetHopesAdvanceProject@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

To view a summary of the project description or for more information on the project and on the environmental assessment process, visit the Agency’s website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (registry reference number 80008). All comments received will be considered public.

The Agency will post a decision stating whether a federal environmental assessment is required on its website.

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.

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For more information, media may contact:

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Céline Legault
Communications Advisor
Tel.: 613-957-0278

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