Archived - Kemess North Gold-Copper Mine
Duncan Lake (BC)
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Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry: 04-07-3394
Fisheries and Oceans Canada: 03HPACPA1000000117
Environmental Assessment Type
Other Assessment Process
Government of British Columbia
Responsible or Regulated Authorities
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Natural Resources Canada
Reasons for a Federal Assessment
On June 1, 2004, it was determined that an environmental assessment was required in relation to the project because Fisheries and Oceans Canada considered taking action in relation to subsection 35(2) of the Fisheries Act; Natural Resources Canada considered taking action in relation to paragraph 7(1)(a) of the Explosives Act and Transport Canada considered taking action in relation to paragraph 5(1)(a) of the Navigable Waters Protection Act.
Project Description (as posted in the Notice of Commencement)
CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION AND DECOMMISSIONING OF AN OPEN-PIT GOLD-COPPER MINE The scope of project will be added when available.
Environmental Assessment Report
Government Response to Panel
In conformity with the approval of the Governor in Council, a decision was taken on March 7, 2008 and was that the authorities shall not exercise any power or perform any duty or function with respect to the project because, after taking into consideration the report of the review panel and taking into account the implementation of appropriate mitigation measures, the authorities are of the opinion that the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects that cannot be justified in the circumstances.
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