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Attachment Establishing a new 2022 Ring of Fire Commission / ( namely ) A NEW COOPERATIVE Regional Assessment MODEL overseen by CANADIAN MINISTERIES AND INDIGENOUS GOVERNING AUTHORITIES

  • Regional Assessment in the Ring of Fire Area
  • Author: KMA ATTAWAPISKAT submitted by Dan Smith
  • Reference Number: 101
  • Submitted: 2022-04-28 - 9:07 AM
  • Project Phase: N/A
  • Participation Notice: N/A
  • SYNTHESIS REPORT | Regional Assessment in the Ring of Fire | Scott and Atlin 2020 28April...re-submitted to IAAC , this April 28-2022../ for consideration.    THE INDIGENOUS GOVERNING AUTHORITIES..encompassing this Ring of Fire area , submit that , to move forward in cooperation , and serious participation,  Indigenous Peoples must be part of the planning and process in any Regional Assessments that pertain to or affect their concerns,  their future and their culture and their livelihoods .    The Govt . Ministeries , both Federal and Provincial ( with the advent of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission & its recommendations) are now entering into a new era of reform when interacting with FN COMMUNITIES. Statements from the following report clearly indicate  adamantly the need for a " new partnership methodology " between Govt .and First Nations . REGIONAL ASSESSMENT  JOINT COMMISSION ...
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  • SYNTHESIS REPORT Implementing a Regional, Indigenous-Led and Sustainability- Informed Impact Assessment in Ontario’s Ring of Fire Dayna Nadine Scott, Osgoode Hall Law School/Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University Cole Atlin, Memorial University Estair Van Wagner, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University Peter Siebenmorgan, Advisor, Eabametoong First Nation Robert B. Gibson, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo In partnership with Chief Chris Moonias and Neskantaga First Nation 14 April 2020 This report has been prepared with support from the Knowledge Synthesis Grant Program: Informing Best Practices in Environmental and Impact Assessments, of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada. SYNTHESIS REPORT | Regional Assessment in the Ring of Fire | Scott and Atlin 2020 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Background: the ...

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Attachment Ring of Fire exploration footprint

  • Regional Assessment in the Ring of Fire Area
  • Author: Administrator on behalf of Anna Baggio
  • Reference Number: 97
  • Submitted: 2022-03-02
  • Project Phase: N/A
  • Participation Notice: N/A
  • Hi Debra, I clipped this image from google earth and thought perhaps you might like to see it.  It shows the footprint of exploration in the Ring of Fire. It’s not even the full footprint but it’s telling and this is before full mine development. In case you aren’t familiar with exploration rules in Ontario, there are no requirements for restoration of land after exploration projects are completed. Proponents must cap drill holes and keep materials (drill casings and fluids) 30 m away from water bodies.  See part III of the provincial standards for early exploration (attached).   Also, these activities do not go through provincial environmental review. The “trails” are especially worrisome as you can see from below. While Ontario claims early exploration impacts are benign, in this ecosystem, they are permanent.   This is why we think the current footprint of exploration must be included in the ...
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  • Provincial Standards for Early Exploration Introduction These Provincial Standards have been developed as part of the implementation of the graduated regulatory regime for early exploration under the Mining Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.14 as amended by Bill 173, the Mining Amendment Act, 2009, S.O. 2009, c. 21 (the “Mining Act”), and the Exploration Plans and Exploration Permits regulation under the Mining Act, [O. Reg. 308/12]. There are three Parts to these Provincial Standards: I) Requirements for Carrying Out Exploration Plan Activities; II) Requirements for Carrying Out Exploration Permit Activities; and III) Requirements for Rehabilitation of Exploration Plan and Exploration Permit Activities. The requirements of Parts I and II apply when the respective early exploration activities are being carried out, while Part III Rehabilitation applies when the early exploration activities have been completed. In the event there is any conflict ...
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Attachment Northwatch Comments on the Draft Agreement to conduct the Regional Assessment in the Ring of Fire Area

  • Regional Assessment in the Ring of Fire Area
  • Author: Northwatch submitted by Brennain Lloyd
  • Reference Number: 66
  • Submitted: 2022-02-01 - 6:24 PM
  • Project Phase: N/A
  • Participation Notice: N/A
  • As a regional environmental non-governmental organization, Northwatch’s primary areas of interest relate to the impacts and potential impacts of Ring of Fire developments on northeastern Ontario and the lands and people of northeastern Ontario. While our primary concerns are those that impact the region of northeastern Ontario, we do have associated additional concerns and interest which are broader, geographically. Our areas of interest with respect to Ring of Fire developments include: the direct impacts of Ring of Fire project activities which are outside the McFaulds Lake (in northwestern Ontario) and have been variously announced to be intended to take place in Sudbury or Algoma districts of northeastern Ontario, namely the smelting / processing of chromium and other metals. the energy demands of the project, the transportation routes and impacts, and the carbon footprint of the project the downstream impacts of the project ...
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  • February 1, 2022 Impact Assessment Agency of Canada 160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3 Sent by email regionalrof-cdfregionale@iaac-aeic.gc.ca Posted to the IAA Registry Reference Number: 80468 Re. Comment on the draft Agreement to conduct the Regional Assessment in the Ring of Fire Area On December 3, 2021 the Impact Assessment Agency announced a public comment period on the draft Agreement to conduct the Regional Assessment in the Ring of Fire Area (draft Agreement), inviting Indigenous communities, organizations and the public are to review and provide feedback on the draft Agreement by February 1st. The notice described the draft Agreement as a document which “sets out the goal, objectives and planned outcomes of the regional assessment, as well as key aspects of its governance and administration.” The draft Agreement also contains the draft Terms of Reference for an “independent Regional Assessment Committee” that would be ...

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Attachment Comments on Draft Agreement to Conduct a Regional Assessment in Ontario's Ring of Fire

  • Regional Assessment in the Ring of Fire Area
  • Author: West Coast Environmental Law submitted by Anna Johnston
  • Reference Number: 65
  • Submitted: 2022-02-01 - 4:31 PM
  • Project Phase: N/A
  • Participation Notice: N/A
  •     West Coast Environmental Law Comments on Draft Agreement to Conduct a Regional Assessment in Ontario’s Ring of Fire   February 1, 2022 Introduction We are pleased to provide these comments on the Draft Agreement to Conduct a Regional Assessment in Ontario’s Ring of Fire (Draft Agreement). West Coast Environmental Law Association (West Coast) is a British Columbia-based non-profit environmental law organization dedicated to safeguarding the environment through law. One of Canada’s oldest environmental law organizations, West Coast has provided legal support to British Columbians to ensure their voices are heard on important environmental issues and worked to secure strong environmental laws for almost 50 ...
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  • 1 West Coast Environmental Law Comments on Draft Agreement to Conduct a Regional Assessment in Ontario’s Ring of Fire February 1, 2022 Introduction We are pleased to provide these comments on the Draft Agreement to Conduct a Regional Assessment in Ontario’s Ring of Fire (Draft Agreement). West Coast Environmental Law Association (West Coast) is a British Columbia-based non-profit environmental law organization dedicated to safeguarding the environment through law. One of Canada’s oldest environmental law organizations, West Coast has provided legal support to British Columbians to ensure their voices are heard on important environmental issues and worked to secure strong environmental laws for almost 50 years. Since its founding, West Coast has been involved with various aspects of provincial and federal environmental and impact assessment (IA). West Coast was involved in the development of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) and its ...

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Attachment Comments on the Draft Agreement to Conduct a Regional Assessment in the Ring of Fire Area

  • Regional Assessment in the Ring of Fire Area
  • Author: MiningWatch Canada submitted by Jamie Kneen
  • Reference Number: 64
  • Submitted: 2022-02-01 - 11:50 AM
  • Project Phase: N/A
  • Participation Notice: N/A
  • February 1, 2022   Impact Assessment Agency of Canada 160 Elgin Street, 22nd floor Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3 Email: regionalrof-cdfregionale@iaac-aeic.gc.ca (mailto:regionalrof-cdfregionale@iaac-aeic.gc.ca) Comments on the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada’s Draft Agreement to Conduct a Regional Assessment in the Ring of Fire Area To Whom It May Concern: This document represents MiningWatch Canada’s comment on the Draft Agreement to Conduct a Regional Assessment in the Ring of Fire Area. MiningWatch Canada’s expertise comes from ...
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  • Submission on the Terms of Reference for a Regional Assessment in the Ring of Fire Area Comments on the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada’s Information Sheet for the Regional Assessment in the Ring of Fire Area, Reference Number 80468 By Joan Kuyek Commissioned by MiningWatch Canada January 21, 2021 Table of Contents Introduction................................................................................................................................................................. 1 1. Indigenous Governance........................................................................................................................................... 2 The Agency has the ability to create the capacity and opportunity for full Indigenous participation in the Regional Assessment. ...
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  • February 1, 2022 Impact Assessment Agency of Canada 160 Elgin Street, 22nd floor Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3 Email: regionalrof-cdfregionale@iaac-aeic.gc.ca Comments on the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada’s Draft Agreement to Conduct a Regional Assessment in the Ring of Fire Area To Whom It May Concern: This document represents MiningWatch Canada’s comment on the Draft Agreement to Conduct a Regional Assessment in the Ring of Fire Area. MiningWatch Canada’s expertise comes from over twenty years of following mining in Canada and the activities of Canadian mining companies abroad. MiningWatch has carefully tracked plans for mineral development in the Ring of Fire from the time of the first claims being staked until now. We have also been deeply engaged with the Government of Canada in the development of the current Impact Assessment Act, and with Ontario, is trying to revise the province’s inadequate environmental assessment for mines and ...

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