Public Notice
Harper Creek Mine Project – Public Comments Invited and Federal Funding Available

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a comprehensive study, which is a type of environmental assessment, for the proposed Harper Creek Mine Project located in British Columbia (B.C.).

The Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment to ensure that these issues are identified for consideration in the environmental assessment.

The Agency has prepared a background document that contains information on the proposed project, the federal requirements of a comprehensive study, the co-operative assessment process with the Province of B.C., and the proposed environmental components to be considered in the review of the project. The background document is available on the Agency's Web site in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry under reference number 11-03-61898. To obtain a copy of the background document, please communicate with the project manager listed in this notice.

Interested persons or groups are invited to send their comments by May 30, 2011, in the official language of their choice to:

Harper Creek Mine Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Linda Sullivan, Project Manager
805–1550 Alberni Street
Vancouver BC V6G 1A5
Tel.: 604-666-2431
Fax: 604-666-6990

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. Future public participation opportunities will be announced at a later date.

$50,000 available for public participation

The Agency is also making available $50,000 under its Participant Funding Program to assist groups and individuals to participate in the federal environmental assessment process for the Harper Creek Mine Project. This funding is intended for activities that will follow the public consultation currently underway.

Applications received by the Agency by May 30, 2011 will be considered. To submit an application or to obtain additional information on the program, contact:

Participant Funding Program
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Suzanne Osborne
160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor
Ottawa ON K1A 0H3
Tel.: 1-866-582-1884 or 613-957-0254
Fax: 613-948-9172

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

The Project

Yellowhead Mining Incorporated is proposing to build a copper-gold-silver mine 90 kilometres northeast of the city of Kamloops, B.C. The mine will produce about 70,000 tonnes of ore per day over an 18 to 24-year life span.

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

Document Reference Number: 3

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