Updated Public Notice
BURNCO Aggregate Mine Project — Public Comments Invited

Update — January 4, 2018 — The deadline to submit written comments has been extended from January 22 to January 26, 2018. The Agency is aware that some members of the public may not have been able to provide comments or access the Registry Internet site due to a technical issue that occurred between December 30, 2017 - January 2, 2018. The issue is now resolved. As a result, the Agency has extended the deadline for the submission of public comments to January 26, 2018.

December 4, 2017 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed BURNCO Aggregate Mine Project, located near Squamish, British Columbia.

The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on the Comprehensive Study Report, a document that includes the Agency's analysis and findings on whether the proposed project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects taking into account the implementation of mitigation measures.

Written comments in either official language must be submitted by January 22, 2018 to:

BURNCO Aggregate Mine Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
410-701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1C6
Telephone: 604-666-2431
Email: BurncoAggregateMine@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

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

All comments received will be considered public. For more information on the Agency's privacy policies, consult the Privacy Notice on its web site at canada.ca/ceaa.

To view the Comprehensive Study Report, visit the Agency's website at canada.ca/ceaa, Registry reference number 54754.

Printed copies are available upon request and may be viewed at the following locations.

  • Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
    Vancouver, B.C.
    Viewing by appointment only
    Telephone: 604-666-2431
  • West Vancouver Memorial Library
    1950 Marine Drive
    West Vancouver, B.C.
  • Squamish Public Library
    37907 Second Avenue
    Squamish, B.C.
  • Gibsons & District Public Library
    470 South Fletcher Road
    Gibsons, B.C.
  • Sechelt Public Library
    5797 Cowrie Street
    Sechelt, B.C.

As a next step, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change will consider the Comprehensive Study Report, along with comments received from the public and Indigenous groups and decide whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

The Proposed Project

BURNCO Rock Products Ltd. is proposing the construction and operation of a new sand and gravel mine located on the northwest shore of Howe Sound, approximately 22 kilometres southwest of Squamish, British Columbia. The mine's production capacity would be up to 1.6 million tonnes of sand and gravel per year, over an expected mine life of about 16 years.

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