Archived - Kemess North Gold-Copper Mine

Duncan Lake (BC)

Reasons for a Federal Assessment
Project Description
Environmental Assessment Report
Government Response to Panel
Final Decision

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Reference Numbers

Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry: 04-07-3394
Fisheries and Oceans Canada: 03HPACPA1000000117

Environmental Assessment Type

Joint panel

Other Assessment Process

Government of British Columbia

Responsible or Regulated Authorities

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Natural Resources Canada
Transport Canada

Reasons for a Federal Assessment

On June 1, 2004, it was determined that an environmental assessment was required in relation to the project because Fisheries and Oceans Canada considered taking action in relation to subsection 35(2) of the Fisheries Act; Natural Resources Canada considered taking action in relation to paragraph 7(1)(a) of the Explosives Act and Transport Canada considered taking action in relation to paragraph 5(1)(a) of the Navigable Waters Protection Act.

Project Description (as posted in the Notice of Commencement)

CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION AND DECOMMISSIONING OF AN OPEN-PIT GOLD-COPPER MINE The scope of project will be added when available.

Environmental Assessment Report

Joint Review Panel Report Summary
Joint Review Panel Final Report

Government Response to Panel

The Government of Canada's Response to the Environmental Assessment Report of the Joint Review Panel on the Kemess North Copper-Gold Mine Project

Final Decision

In conformity with the approval of the Governor in Council, a decision was taken on March 7, 2008 and was that the authorities shall not exercise any power or perform any duty or function with respect to the project because, after taking into consideration the report of the review panel and taking into account the implementation of appropriate mitigation measures, the authorities are of the opinion that the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects that cannot be justified in the circumstances.