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Arnaud Mining Project - Environmental Assessment Decision

February 23, 2016 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, today announced that the proposed Arnaud Mining Project (the Project), located in Sept-Îles, Quebec, is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects, taking into account mitigation measures proposed in the Comprehensive Study Report.

In reaching her decision, the Minister considered the Comprehensive Study Report and the comments received from the public and Indigenous groups.

The Project has been referred to Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Transportation Agency, the responsible authorities, for appropriate action under section 37 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

The Minister requests that the responsible authorities ensure the implementation of the mitigation measures described in the Comprehensive Study Report. The Minister also requests that the responsible authorities ensure the implementation of the follow-up program described in the Comprehensive Study Report, in order to determine the effectiveness of the measures taken to mitigate any adverse environmental effects.

Quick Facts

  • The environmental assessment for this project was conducted under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.
  • The copy of the Environmental Assessment Decision Statement of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, as well as other information on this project are available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website, reference number 63926.
  • 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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