Archived - Lodgepole Coal Mine Project
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Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry: 07-03-36059
Fisheries and Oceans Canada: 06‑HPAC‑PA1‑00013
Environmental Assessment Type
Other Assessment Process
Government of British Columbia
Responsible or Regulated Authorities
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Reasons for a Federal Assessment
On December 12, 2007, 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.
Project Description (as posted in the Notice of Commencement)
On July 12, 2010, a series of amendments to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act came into force. As part of these amendments, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is playing an enhanced role in the environmental assessment of this project as it will perform the duties and functions of the responsible authority in relation to this project until the submission of the comprehensive study report to the Minister of the Environment.
At this time, the Agency is awaiting further information from the proponent necessary to proceed with the environmental assessment.
The Agency has posted a notice on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry advising of its intention to conduct public consultation on the Lodgepole Coal Mine Project and the conduct of the comprehensive study once further information is received from the proponent.
The environmental assessment was terminated on April 4, 2012 because a decision had been made to not exercise any power or perform any duty or function referred to in section 5 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act in relation to the project.
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