Public Notice
Environmental Assessment of the Proposed KSM Project - Public Comment Period and Information Sessions

Seabridge Gold Incorporated proposes to develop a combined open-pit and underground gold, copper, silver, and molybdenum mine in the Kerr, Sulphurets, and Mitchell Creek watersheds located about 65 kilometres northwest of Stewart, British Columbia. The proposed KSM Project is expected to process 130,000 tonnes per day of ore over a mine life of up to 55 years.

The KSM Project is subject to review under both the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and B.C.'s Environmental Assessment Act and is undergoing a cooperative environmental assessment process.

Public Comment Period

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) and B.C.'s Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) are currently inviting public comments related to the ongoing environmental assessment of the KSM Project. The Proponent has recently submitted its Application / Environmental Impact Statement (Application / EIS) which describes the project and the potential environmental, heritage, health, social, and economic effects of all phases of the project.

The Executive Summary of the Application / EIS, the Application / EIS, and additional information regarding the environmental assessment process are available online at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca and at www.eao.gov.bc.ca.

The 45-day public comment period is from September 6, 2013 to October 21, 2013. The Agency and the EAO accept public comments submitted by any of the following means:

By Online Form: www.eao.gov.bc.ca
By Email: KSM.Project@ceaa-acee.gc.ca
By Fax: 250-356-6448
By mail:

  • Chris Hamilton, Executive Project Assessment Director
    Environmental Assessment Office
    PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt
    Victoria, BC V8W 9V1

OR

  • Garrett Cooper, Project Manager
    Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
    410-710 West Georgia Street
    Vancouver, BC V7Y 1C6

The Agency accepts comments in English or in French. Any comments filed need only be submitted once to either the Agency or the EAO, to be considered for both the provincial and federal environmental assessments.

Copies of the Executive Summary of the Application / EIS and the complete Application / EIS are available for viewing at these locations:

  • Terrace Public Library
    4610 Park Avenue
    Terrace, BC
    V8G 1V6
     
  • Smithers Public Library
    3817 Alfred Avenue
    Smithers, BC
    V0J 2N0
  • Stewart Public Library
    824 A Main Street
    Stewart, BC
    V0T 1W0
     
  • Hazleton District Public Library
    4255 Government Street
    Hazleton, BC
    V0J 1Y0
     
  • Dease Lake Learning Center / Northern Lights College Library
    10 Commercial Drive
    Dease Lake, BC
    V0C 1L0

Information Sessions

Information sessions will also be held during the comment period:

  • Iskut
    September 25, 2013
    3:30-7:00 PM

    Iskut Community Hall
    Iskut, BC
    V0J 1K0
     
  • Telegraph Creek
    September 26, 2013
    3:30-7:00 PM

    Tahltan Recreation Centre
    Telegraph Creek, BC
    V0J 1L0
     
  • Terrace
    October 1, 2013
    4:30-8:00 PM

    Northwest Community College
    5331 McConnell Ave
    Terrace, BC
    V8G 4X2
     
  • Smithers
    October 2, 2013
    4:30-8:00 PM

    Northwest Community College
    3966 2nd Avenue
    Smithers, BC
    V0J 2N0
     
  • Stewart
    October 9, 2013
    4:30-8:00 PM

    Al Lawrence Arena
    804 Main Street
    Stewart, BC
    V0T 1W0

Information on the KSM Project and the Application / EIS will be available for viewing, and interested individuals will be able to speak with various environmental assessment representatives and technical experts.

Next Steps

After taking public comments into account, the Agency and the EAO will consider these comments along with the information in the Application / EIS in preparing the environmental assessment reports.

The environmental assessment process for the KSM Project will also include one last federal public comment period on the federal environmental assessment report, which will be advertised at a later date.

All submissions received by the Agency and the EAO during the comment period in relation to the KSM Project are considered public. They will be posted to the EAO website and will become part of the Agency project file.

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