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Public Notice
KSM (Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell) Project – Public Comments Invited

July 21, 2014 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency invites the public to comment on the Comprehensive Study Report on the KSM (Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell) Project, located in British Columbia.

The Comprehensive Study Report includes the Agency's conclusions and recommendations regarding the implementation of mitigation measures and whether or not the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Written comments must be sent by August 20, 2014 to:

KSM (Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell) Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
410-701 Georgia Street West
Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1C6
Telephone: 604-666-2431
Fax: 604-666-6990
KSM.Project@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

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

Copies of the Comprehensive Study Report and more information on the project are available on the Agency's website (Registry reference number 49262).

Copies of the Comprehensive Study Report are also available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Terrace Public Library
    4610 Park Avenue
    Terrace, British Columbia
     
  • Smithers Public Library
    3817 Alfred Avenue
    Smithers, British Columbia
     
  • Stewart Public Library
    824 A Main Street
    Stewart, British Columbia
     
  • Hazleton District Public Library
    4255 Government Street
    Hazleton, British Columbia
     
  • Dease Lake Learning Centre / Northern Lights College Library
    10 Commercial Drive
    Dease Lake, British Columbia

This is the fourth and final public comment period on the environmental assessment of this project. All comments received will be considered public. The Minister of the Environment will take into consideration the Comprehensive Study Report, along with comments received from the public and Aboriginal groups, and issue an environmental assessment decision statement.

This project is being assessed using a science-based approach under the former Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The project is also subject to requirements under the Nisga'a Final Agreement (NFA), a modern treaty signed by the governments of Canada, British Columbia, and the Nisga'a Nation. Canada is committed to fulfilling its obligations under the NFA before any final decisions on the project are made.

The Proposed Project

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 approximately 65 kilometres northwest of Stewart, British Columbia. The proposed KSM Project is expected to process 130,000 tonnes per day of ore over an anticipated mine life of 52 years.

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