Public Notice
Marathon Platinum Group Metals and Copper Mine Project – Establishment of Timelines and Amendment – of Joint Review Panel Agreement under CEAA 2012

With the coming into force on July 6, 2012, of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012), adjustments to the Joint Review Panel's mandate for the environmental assessment of the Marathon Platinum Group Metals and Copper Mine project are required. 

The federal Minister of the Environment, in consultation with the Minister of the Environment for Ontario has set timelines for the environmental assessment of this project as follows:

  • The timeline for the Joint Review Panel to submit its report is 390 days (13 months) from the coming into force of CEAA 2012.
  • The timeline for the federal Minister's decision statement is 120 days (four months) from submission of the Joint Review Panel's report.

The above timelines do not include the time the proponent, Stillwater Canada Inc., takes to gather information required for the environmental assessment.

The Joint Review Panel Agreement was amended to reflect the above timelines and to integrate reporting requirements to ensure the Joint Review Panel's report identifies those conclusions and recommendations that relate to the environmental effects to be taken into account in the federal Minister's decision statement.

To view the amendments to the Joint Review Panel Agreement, go to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry, registry number 54755.

For more information, contact:

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Dean Stinson O'Gorman
Tel.: 613-957-0065

Document Reference Number: 262

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