Federal Funding Allocated to Participate in the Environmental Assessment – Tio Mine Expansion Project


OTTAWA, Jan. 30, 2015 /CNW/ – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated a total of $89,348 to four applicants to assist their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the Tio Mine Expansion Project, located near Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec.

Details of Allocation

Applicant

Allocation

Conseil régional de l’environnement de la Côte-Nord

$6,050

Les Innus de Ekuanitshit

$62,500

Organisme de bassins versants Duplessis

$10,300

Société pour vaincre la pollution

$10,498

Total

$89,348

 

As part of the strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) put in place to support the government’s Responsible Resource Development Initiative, the Agency is conducting a federal environmental assessment of this project.

Projects subject to CEAA 2012 are assessed using a science-based approach. If the project is permitted to proceed to the next phase, it will continue to be subject to Canada’s strong environmental laws, rigorous enforcement and follow-up, and fines for non-compliance.

Quick Facts

  • This funding was made available to the public and Aboriginal groups through the Participant Funding Programadministered by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. It will enable participation in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment, which include reviewing and providing comments on the Environmental Impact Statement summary, the draft Environmental Assessment Report, and on potential environmental assessment conditions.
  • More information on this project is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website, reference number 80078.
  • 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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SOURCE Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

For further information: Ted Laking, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of the Environment, 819-997-1441; Isabelle Perrault, Manager, Communications Operations, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, 613-960-0290, isabelle.perrault@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

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