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Michel Coal Project

North Coal Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Australia's CoalMont Pty Ltd., proposes to construct, operate, decommission and abandon a metallurgical coal mine located approximately 15 kilometres southeast of Sparwood, British Columbia, in the Elk Valley. As proposed, the Michel Coal Project would include three open-pits and produce between 2.3 and 4 million tonnes of raw coal per year, over a mine-life of up to 30 years.

Please note that the proponent was formerly known as CanAus Coal Limited.

Please note that the project was formerly known as the Michel Creek Coking Coal Project.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

Latest update

March 16, 2020 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada issued a revised Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines to the proponent on March 16, 2020, for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
12 Revised Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (1.2 MB) March 16, 2020
11 Revised Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (73.8 MB) August 22, 2018
10 Final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (422 KB) January 15, 2016
6 Notice of Commencement - November 18, 2015
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - November 18, 2015
3 Summary of a Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (2.2 MB) October 1, 2015

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  • Michel Coal Project
  • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • 210A - 757 West Hastings Street
  • Vancouver, BC, V6C 3M2
  • Telephone: 604-666-2431
  • Fax: 604-666-6990
  • Email:

  • Location

    • Sparwood (British Columbia)
  • Project Type

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    North Coal Limited
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


Nearby projects

..within 200 kilometres
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