Public Notice
Dumont Nickel Mine Project – Public Comments Invited and Federal Funding Available

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a comprehensive study type of environmental assessment of the proposed Dumont Nickel Mine Project located in Quebec. The public is invited to comment on the project and the conduct of the comprehensive study.

The public is also invited to comment on the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Guidelines that identify potential environmental effects to be addressed and information that needs to be included in the proponent's EIS. Public comments received will be reviewed and considered before the guidelines are finalized and issued to the proponent.

The draft EIS Guidelines and more information on this project are available on the Agency's website (registry reference number 12-03-66976). To obtain a paper copy of the document, contact the project manager listed in this notice.

Written comments in either official language must be sent by June 26, 2012 to:

Dumont Nickel Mine Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Dominique Lagueux, Project Manager
901-1550, d'Estimauville avenue
Quebec QC G1J 0C1
Telephone: 418-649-6444
Fax: 418-649-6443

All comments received will be considered public and will become part of the project file. This is the first of several public comment periods that will occur during the environmental assessment of the project.

$45,000 available for public participation

The Agency is making available $45,000 under its participant funding program to assist groups and individuals to participate in activities related to subsequent public consultations during this environmental assessment.

Applications received by June 26, 2012 will be considered. To submit an application or to obtain additional information on the program, contact:

Participant Funding Program
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Ina Zanovello, Participant Funding Program Officer
160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor
Ottawa ON K1A 0H3
Telephone: 1-866-582-1884 or 613-960-0282
Fax: 613-948-9172

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

The Proposed Project

Map depicting the location of the project, as described in the current document.

The project proposed by Royal Nickel Corporation consists of the construction, operation and decommissioning of an open pit nickel mine located approximately 25 km northwest of Amos, in Québec. The proponent intends to extract ore during 19 years, to mill the higher grade ore and temporarily stockpile the lower grade ore. At the end of mining phase of the open pit, the lower grade ore stockpiled will be used to feed the mill for another 12 more years, till the end of the mining operations after 31 years of operation.

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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