Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment

Harper Creek Mine Project
Clearwater; Kamloops; Kamloops Division Yale Land District; Vavenby (BC)

April 27, 2011 -- Under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (the Act), the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is responsible for exercising the powers and performing the duties and functions of the responsible authority for certain projects subject to a comprehensive study.

Based on information it has received, the Agency has determined that the project is described in the comprehensive study list and that an environmental assessment pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act is required. As a result, a comprehensive study commenced on April 14, 2011.

Yellowhead Mining Incorporated is proposing to construct and operate the Harper Creek Mine Project 90 kilometres northeast of the District of Kamloops, British Columbia. The Harper Creek Mine Project is an open pit mine and is expected to produce 70,000 tonnes of copper-gold-silver ore per day (25 million tonnes per year) for export over a mine life of 18 to 24 years.

An environmental assessment is required in relation to the project because Fisheries and Oceans Canada may take action in relation to subsection 35(2) of the Fisheries Act.

This project is also subject to the environmental assessment requirements of the Government of British Columbia.

As per the Cabinet Directive on Improving the Performance of the Regulatory System for Major Resource Projects, this environmental assessment has been identified as a major natural resource project. For additional information refer to the Major Projects Management Office's Tracker that monitors the progress of proposed major resource projects through the federal regulatory review system.

For further information on this environmental assessment, please contact:
Harper Creek Mine Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Zoltan Fabian, Project Manager
410 - 701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver  BC  V7Y 1C6
Telephone : 604-666-8605
Fax : 604-666-6990
Email :

and refer to Registry reference number 11-03-61898


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