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Document Version finale des lignes directrices relatives à l'étude d'impact environnemental

  • Project Hopes Advance Iron Mining Project
  • Document Category: Additional Information
  • Reference Number: 9
  • Updated: 2012-12-10
  • File Type: PDF
  • Projet de mine de fer Hopes Advance – Nunavik, Québec Oceanic Iron Ore Corporation 10 décembre, 2012 ii TABLE DES MATIERES PREMIÈRE PARTIE – CONTEXTE .................................................................................................................1 1 INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................................1 2 PRINCIPES DIRECTEURS ......................................................................................................................1 2.1 ÉVALUATION ENVIRONNEMENTALE EN TANT QU’OUTIL DE PLANIFICATION ............................................................................. 1 2.2 PARTICIPATION DU PUBLIC ......................................................................................................................................... 1 2.3 CONSULTATION DES AUTOCHTONES ............................................................................................................................. 1 3 PRÉPARATION ET PRÉSENTATION DE L’EIE .........................................................................................2 3.1 ORIENTATIONS DE L’AGENCE ...................................................................................................................................... 2 3.2 STRATÉGIE ET MÉTHODOLOGIE DE L’ÉTUDE .................................................................................................................... 2 3.3 INTÉGRATION DE L’EE ET DES RENSEIGNEMENTS RECUEILLIS PENDANT LA CONSULTATION DES AUTOCHTONES ET DU PUBLIC .....

Document Final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines

  • Project Hopes Advance Iron Mining Project
  • Document Category: Additional Information
  • Reference Number: 9
  • Updated: 2012-12-10
  • File Type: PDF
  • Hopes Advance Iron Mining Project– Nunavik, Québec Oceanic Iron Ore Corporation December 10, 2012 ii Table of Contents PART 1 - BACKGROUND ............................................................................................................................1 1 INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................................1 2 GUIDING PRINCIPLES .........................................................................................................................1 2.1 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AS A PLANNING TOOL ....................................................................................................... 1 2.2 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION .............................................................................................................................................. 1 2.3 ABORIGINAL CONSULTATION ...................................................................................................................................... 1 3 PREPARATION AND PRESENTATION OF THE EIS .................................................................................2 3.1 AGENCY GUIDANCE .................................................................................................................................................. 2 3.2 STUDY STRATEGY AND METHODOLOGY .......................................................................................................................... 2 3.3 INTEGRATION OF EA, ABORIGINAL AND PUBLIC CONSULTATION INFORMATION ....................................................................... 3 3.4 USE OF INFORMATION .............................................................................................................................................. 5 3.4.1 Scientific advice ............................................................................................................................................................. 5 3.4.2 Community knowledge and Aboriginal traditional knowledge ...................................................................................... 5 3.4.3 Existing information ....................................................................................................................................................... 5 3.4.4 Confidential information................................................................................................................................................ 5 3.5 PRESENTATION AND ORGANIZATION OF THE EIS .............................................................................................................. 6 PART 2 – CONTENT AND STRUCTURE OF THE EIS ......................................................................................7 4 SUMMARY OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT .....................................................................7 5 INTRODUCTION AND PROJECT OVERVIEW .........................................................................................7 5.1 GEOGRAPHICAL SETTING ........................................................................................................................................... 7 5.2 REGULATORY FRAMEWORK AND THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT .............................................................................................. 8 5.3 PARTICIPANTS IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT ....................................................................................................... 9 5.4 THE PROPONENT ..................................................................................................................................................... 9 5.5 PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT .......................................................................................................................................... 9 5.6 PROJECT COMPONENTS ........................................................................................................................................... 10 5.7 PROJECT ACTIVITIES ................................................................................................................................................ 10 6 SCOPE OF PROJECT........................................................................................................................... 11 7 SCOPE OF ASSESSMENT ................................................................................................................... 12 7.1 FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED .................................................................................................................................... 12 7.1.1 Valued components ..................................................................................................................................................... 12 7.1.2 Effects of potential accidents or malfunctions ............................................................................................................. 12 7.1.3 Effects of the environment on the project ................................................................................................................... 13 7.2 SCOPE OF THE FACTORS ........................................................................................................................................... 13 7.2.1 Spatial boundaries ....................................................................................................................................................... 13 7.2.2 Temporal boundaries ................................................................................................................................................... 13 8 ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF CARRYING OUT THE PROJECT ................................................................... 14 8.1 ASSESSMENT OF ALTERNATIVES FOR MINE WASTE DISPOSAL ............................................................................................. 15 9 BASELINE CONDITIONS .................................................................................................................... 16 9.1 EXISTING ENVIRONMENT ......................................................................................................................................... 16 9.1.1 Methodology ............................................................................................................................................................... 16 9.1.2 Biophysical environment ............................................................................................................................................. 17 9.1.3 Human environment .................................................................................................................................................... 25 9.2 POTENTIAL OR ESTABLISHED ABORIGINAL AND TREATY RIGHTS AND RELATED INTERESTS ......................................................... 26 10 EFFECTS ASSESSMENT ...................................................................................................................... 27 iii 10.1 ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS....................................................................................................................................... 27 10.1.1 Methodology ............................................................................................................................................................... 27 Risk assessment framework ........................................................................................................................................ 28 Impact matrix .............................................................................................................................................................. 28 Application of precautionary approach ....................................................................................................................... 28 10.1.2 Changes to the environment ....................................................................................................................................... 29 Changes to components of the environment within federal jurisdiction ..................................................................... 29 Changes to the environment that would occur on federal or transboundary lands ..................................................... 29 Changes to the environment that are directly linked or necessarily incidental to federal decisions ............................ 29 10.1.3 Effects of changes to the environment ....................................................................................................................... 29 Effects of changes to the environment on Aboriginal peoples ..................................................................................... 29 Effects of changes to the environment that are directly linked or necessarily incidental to federal decisions ............. 30 10.2 ADVERSE IMPACTS ON ABORIGINAL AND TREATY RIGHTS AND RELATED INTERESTS............................................................... 30 10.3 PUBLIC CONCERNS ................................................................................................................................................ 30 11 MITIGATION .................................................................................................................................... 31 11.1 ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION ................................................................................................................................. 31 11.1.1 Methodology ............................................................................................................................................................... 31 11.1.2 Summary of environmental mitigation ....................................................................................................................... 32 11.2 MEASURES TO ADDRESS IMPACTS ON ABORIGINAL RIGHTS .............................................................................................. 32 11.3 MEASURES TO ADDRESS PUBLIC CONCERNS ................................................................................................................. 33 11.4 FOLLOW-UP PROGRAM ......................................................................................................................................... 33 11.5 PROPONENT COMMITMENTS ................................................................................................................................... 34 12 RESIDUAL EFFECTS ........................................................................................................................... 35 12.1 RESIDUAL AND CUMULATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS .................................................................................................. 35 12.1.1 Residual environmental effects ................................................................................................................................... 35 12.1.2 Cumulative environmental effects .............................................................................................................................. 35 12.1.3 Summary of residual environmental effects ............................................................................................................... 36 12.2 OUTSTANDING ABORIGINAL ISSUES ........................................................................................................................... 36 12.3 OUTSTANDING PUBLIC CONCERNS ............................................................................................................................. 36 13 SIGNIFICANCE DETERMINATION ...................................................................................................... 37 13.1 SIGNIFICANCE OF ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS .................................................................................................... 37 13.1.1 Methodology ............................................................................................................................................................... 37 13.1.2 Summary of significant adverse environmental effects .............................................................................................. 38 14 SUMMARY TABLES .......................................................................................................................... 38 15 BENEFITS TO CANADIANS ................................................................................................................ 39 15.1 CHANGES TO THE PROJECT SINCE INITIALLY PROPOSED .................................................................................................... 39 15.2 BENEFITS OF THE PROJECT ....................................................................................................................................... 39 16 MONITORING AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLANS ......................................................... 39 iv DISCLAIMER This document is not a legal authority, nor does it provide legal advice or direction; it provides information only, and will not be used as a substitute for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA, 2012) or its regulations.

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