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Archived - Spanish Mountain Gold Mine Project Public Comments Invited and Federal Funding Available

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The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a comprehensive study type of environmental assessment, for the proposed Spanish Mountain Gold Mine Project (the Project) located in British Columbia (B.C.). The Agency invites the public to comment on the project and the conduct of the comprehensive study.

The Agency has prepared a background document to assist the public in identifying environmental issues that should be considered in the environmental assessment. This document and more information on this project are available on the Agency’s website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (registry reference number 11-03-63917). Paper copies of the document are also available by request.

Interested individuals or groups are invited to send their comments by November 21, 2011, in the official language of their choice to:

Spanish Mountain Gold Mine Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Colleen Hanlan, Project Manager
410–701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver B.C. V7Y 1C6
Tel.: 604-666-2431
Fax: 604-666-6990
SpanishMountainGoldMineEA@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

All comments received will be considered public. This is the first of three public participation periods that will occur during the federal environmental assessment of the project. Future public participation opportunities will be announced at a later date.

$45,000 Available for Public Participation

The Agency is making available $45,000 under its participant funding program to assist individuals and groups participate in the federal environmental assessment process for this project. This funding is intended for activities relating to subsequent public consultations on this project.

Applications received by the Agency by November 21, 2011 will be considered. To submit an application or to obtain additional information on the program, contact:

Participant Funding Program
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Maurenia Lynds
160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor
Ottawa ON K1A 0H3
Telephone: 1-866-582-1884 or 613-954-2190
Fax: 613-948-9172
PFP.PAFP@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

Information on the Participant Funding Program, including a guide and the application form, is available on the Agency’s website.

The Project and Location

Spanish Mountain Gold Ltd. is proposing the Spanish Mountain Gold Mine Project which is an open pit gold mine located approximately 70 kilometres northeast of Williams Lake, B.C. The Project will process approximately 40,000 tonnes per day of ore over a period of ten years.

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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