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Environmental Assessment Office

Public Comment and Open House on Valued Component Document

Kootenay West Mine Project
– CertainTeed Gypsum Canada Inc.

EAO has released the draft valued components list for the proposed Kootenay West Mine project. Valued components are aspects of the natural and human environment that have scientific, economic, social or cultural significance. Detailed information for the selected valued components will be provided in the application for an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed project. Effective selection of valued components ensures that the environmental assessment focusses on those issues with the highest potential for significant adverse effects and of the highest value for First Nations, the public and others. The public is invited to obtain information about and comment on the selection of valued components for the proposed project during a 30 day public comment period. Read More »

October 20, 2014

Procedural Order Varied

Kootenay West Mine Project
– CertainTeed Gypsum Canada Inc.

EAO has varied the procedural order for the environmental assessment of the proposed Kootenay West Mine Project. Read More »

October 20, 2014

Public Comment Period Closed

Brucejack Gold Mine Project
– Pretium Resources Inc.

The proposed Brucejack Gold Mine Project's public comment period regarding Pretium Resources Inc.'s application for an environmental assessment certificate has now closed. EAO posts public comments and the proponent's responses to the issues raised in the electronic project information centre (e-PIC). Read More »

October 15, 2014

Environmental Assessment Office has Requested Substitution for the Proposed Aley Mine Project

Aley Mine Project
– Aley Corporation Limited

EAO has submitted a request to conduct a substituted environmental assessment on behalf of the federal government for the proposed Aley Mine Project, located approximately 20 km northeast of the head of the Ospika Arm of Williston Reservoir. Read More »

October 15, 2014

Conditional Environmental Assessment Certificate Granted

Site C Clean Energy Project
– British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority

British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority has received a conditional Environmental Assessment Certificate for the Site C Clean Energy Project. Read More »

October 14, 2014

Procedural Order Issued

Terminal A Extension Project
– Rio Tinto Alcan

EAO has issued a procedural order that establishes the formal scope, procedures and methods concerning the environmental assessment for the proposed Terminal A Extension Project. Read More »

October 10, 2014

Administrative Inspection Results

Jumbo Glacier Resort
– Glacier Resorts Ltd

The Environmental Assessment Office has completed an administrative inspection on key pre-construction requirements in the Jumbo Glacier Resort Environmental Assessment Certificate. Read More »

October 9, 2014

Supplemental Application Information Requirements

Garibaldi at Squamish Project
– Garibaldi at Squamish Inc.

EAO has approved the Supplemental Application Information Requirements for the proposed project. The document specifies the information that must be contained in the proponent's Supplemental Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate. Read More »

October 7, 2014

Procedural Order Issued

Ruddock Creek Mine Project
– Ruddock Creek Mining Corporation

EAO has issued a procedural order that establishes the formal scope, procedures and methods concerning the environmental assessment for the proposed Ruddock Creek Mine Project. Read More »

October 6, 2014

Procedural Order Varied

Pacific NorthWest LNG Project
– Pacific NorthWest LNG Limited Partnership

EAO has varied the procedural order for the environmental assessment of the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG Project. Read More »

October 2, 2014

Upcoming Public Comment and Information Sessions on changes to the Ajax Mine Application Information Requirements/Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines

Ajax Mine Project
– KGHM Ajax Mining Inc.

KGHM Ajax Mining has announced that they have made changes to the design of the Ajax Mine Project. The Environmental Assessment Office and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency will invite the public to obtain information about and comment on proposed changes to the Application Information Requirements/Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines that result from the changes to the design of the mine. The Application Information Requirements/Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines will be made publicly available and there will be a 30-day public comment period on the changes to the Application Information Requirements starting in late November. There will be public information sessions in Kamloops during the public comment period. The Environmental Assessment Office will also host a public session on the environmental assessment process, during the public comment period. The venue and dates will be announced prior to the start of the public comment period.

September 30, 2014

Compliance Agreement Under Section 36 of the Environmental Assessment Act

Interior-Lower Mainland Transmission Project
– BC Hydro

EAO Compliance and Enforcement is working with BC Hydro on the Interior to Lower Mainland (ILM) Project to address erosion and sediment control concerns identified during field inspections. BC Hydro is working cooperatively with EAO to remedy the non-compliances including entering into a compliance agreement that details steps to address the issues under the direction of qualified professionals. Read More »

September 29, 2014

Application Information Requirements

Giscome Quarry and Lime Plant Project
– Graymont Western Canada Inc.

EAO has approved the Application Information Requirements for the proposed project. The document specifies the information that must be contained in the proponent's Application for an environmental assessment certificate. Read More »

September 23, 2014

Public Comment and Open House on Certificate Amendment

Peace Valley OSB Project
– Louisiana-Pacific OSB Limited Partnership

The public is invited to obtain information about and comment on a proposed amendment to the Environmental Assessment Certificate for the project. The amendment also serves as a Technical Assessment Report for the Waste Discharge Authorization Amendment. An Open house will be held in Fort St. John. A 35 day public comment period on the application for an amendment will start on September 29, 2014 and end on November 3, 2014. All written comments received by online form, fax or mail during this time period will be considered. Read More »

September 22, 2014

Application for an Amendment to an Environmental Assessment Certificate

Peace Valley OSB Project
– Louisiana-Pacific OSB Limited Partnership

EAO has formally accepted an Application from Louisiana-Pacific OSB Limited Partnership for an amendment to Environmental Assessment Certificate #IND02-01 for the Peace Valley OSB Project. Read More »

September 22, 2014

Begins Environmental Assessment Process

Aley Mine Project
– Aley Corporation Ltd

Aley Corporation Ltd. has entered into the environmental assessment process with the proposed Aley Mine Project. Read More »

September 19, 2014

Extension of the Application Review Time Limit

Pacific NorthWest LNG Project
– Pacific NorthWest LNG Ltd.

In response to a request made by Pacific NorthWest LNG, the Executive Director has issued an Order under section 24(4) of the Environmental Assessment Act extending the assessment of the Pacific NorthWest LNG Project. The review is extended for 45 days until November 5, 2014. Read More »

September 12, 2014

Begins Environmental Assessment Process

Coal Mountain Phase 2 Project
– Teck Coal Limited

Teck Coal Limited has entered into the environmental assessment process with the proposed Coal Mountain Phase 2 Project. Read More »

September 11, 2014

Public Comment Period Closed

Giscome Quarry and Lime Project
– Graymont Western Canada Inc.

The proposed Giscome Quarry and Lime Project's public comment period regarding the Application Information Requirements has now closed. EAO posts public comments and the proponent's responses to the issues raised in the electronic project information centre (e-PIC). An additional public comment period will be held after Graymont Western Canada Inc. submits its application for an environmental assessment certificate. Read More »

September 9, 2014

Public Comment and Open House on Application

Brucejack Gold Mine Project
– Pretium Resources Inc.

The public is invited to obtain information about and comment on the application for an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed project. Open houses will be held in Gitlaxt'aamiks/New Aiyansh, Stewart, Hazelton, Dease Lake and Iskut British Columbia. A 44 day public comment period on the application will start on August 27, 2014 and end on October 10, 2014. Read More »

August 20, 2014