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Kitsault Mine Project – Public Comments Invited

April 28, 2014 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency invites the public to comment on the Addendum to the Comprehensive Study Report (the Kitsault Addendum Report) for the Kitsault Mine Project, located in British Columbia. The Kitsault Addendum Report focuses on the Agency's environmental assessment for the replacement of the Nass River Bridge, located on the mine's access road.

The Kitsault Addendum Report and more information on this project are available on the Agency's website (Registry reference number 57958).

Copies of the Kitsault Addendum Report are also available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Prince Rupert Public Library
    101 6th Avenue West
    Prince Rupert, British Columbia
  • Terrace Public Library
    4610 Park Avenue
    Terrace, British Columbia

Written comments must be sent by May 18, 2014 to:

Kitsault Mine Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
410-701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1C6
Telephone: 604-666-2431
Fax: 604-666-6990

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

This is the final public comment period on the environmental assessment of this project. All comments received will be considered public. Following this public comment period, the Minister of the Environment will take into consideration the Kitsault Addendum Report and the Comprehensive Study Report, along with comments received from the public and Aboriginal groups on both documents, and issue an environmental assessment decision statement.

This project is being assessed using a science-based approach under the former Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The project is also subject to requirements under the Nisga'a Final Agreement (NFA), a modern treaty signed by the governments of Canada, British Columbia, and the Nisga'a Nation. Canada is committed to fulfilling its obligations under the NFA before any final decisions on the project are made.

The Proposed Project

Avanti Kitsault Mine Ltd. is proposing the construction and operation of an open-pit molybdenum mine, located approximately 140 kilometres north of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, and south of the head of Alice Arm, British Columbia. The proposed annual ore production rate would be 40,000 to 50,000 tonnes per day over approximately a 15-year operation period.

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