News Release Article from  Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

Blackwater Gold Project: Public Comments Invited

January 12, 2016 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Blackwater Gold Project, located approximately 110 kilometres southwest of Vanderhoof, British Columbia.

The Agency invites the public to comment on the potential environmental effects of the project and the proposed measures to prevent or mitigate those effects as described in a summary of the proponent's Environmental Impact Statement.

The public comment period will take place from January 20, 2016 to February 19, 2016. Information sessions will be held during the comment period.

The Project is subject to review under both the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 and British Columbia's Environmental Assessment Act, and is undergoing a coordinated environmental assessment with B.C.'s Environmental Assessment Office (EAO).

Comments need only be submitted once to either the Agency or the EAO to be considered for both the provincial and federal environmental assessments. All comments received will be considered public.

Written comments can be submitted to:

  • Blackwater Gold Project
    Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
    410-701 West Georgia Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia  V7Y 1C6
    Telephone: 604-666-2431
    Fax: 604-666-6990
  • Blackwater Gold Project
    Environmental Assessment Office
    P.O. Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt
    Victoria, British Columbia  V8W 9V1
    Fax: 250-387-2208

Quick Facts

  • The summary of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and more information on this project, including details on upcoming information sessions, are available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website, reference number 80017.
  • A public comment period on the draft Environmental Assessment Report and the potential environmental assessment conditions will be announced at a later date.
  • 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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Karen Fish
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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

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