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Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Ajax Mine Project — Public Comment Period and Information Sessions

KGHM Ajax Mining Inc. (the proponent) is proposing to construct and operate the Ajax Mine Project, a copper-gold mine near the City of Kamloops, British Columbia (B.C.). The Ajax Mine 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.

Public Comment Period

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) and B.C.'s Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) are inviting the public to submit comments on the ongoing environmental assessment of the Ajax Mine Project. The proponent has recently submitted its Environmental Impact Statement / Application (EIS / Application) which describes the project and its potential to cause environmental, heritage, health, social, and economic effects.

A copy of the complete EIS / Application and more information is available on the Agency's website and the EAO's website. A summary of the document in English or French is also available on the Agency's website.

Submit comments from January 26, 2016 to April 11, 2016:

By Online Form:
www.eao.gov.bc.ca

By Email:
Ajax@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

By Fax:
250-387-0230

By mail:

  • Kevin Inouye, Project Manager
    Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
    410-701 West Georgia Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia  V7Y 1C6

OR

  • Tracy James, Project Assessment Manager
    Environmental Assessment Office
    P.O. Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt
    Victoria, British Columbia  V8W 9V1

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

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

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Vancouver, B.C.
Viewing by appointment only
Telephone: 604-666-2431

Kamloops Library
100 - 465 Victoria Street
Kamloops, British Columbia

North Kamloops Library
693 Tranquille Road
Kamloops, British Columbia

City of Kamloops Offices
7 Victoria Street West
Kamloops, British Columbia

Technical Presentations & Information Sessions

Information on the Ajax Mine Project and the EIS / Application will be available during events held in Kamloops, B.C. Interested individuals will be able to speak with, and ask questions to, provincial and federal representatives and KGHM Ajax Mining Inc.'s technical team at all events.

Technical presentations by the proponent on key topics of interest to the public:

February 16, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
1250 Rogers Way

February 17, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
1250 Rogers Way

Information sessions consisting of booths and posters with information on the project and the cooperative environmental assessment:

March 15, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
1250 Rogers Way

March 16, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
1250 Rogers Way

All submissions about the Ajax Mine Project received by EAO or the Agency during the comment period are considered public. They will be posted to the EAO's website and will become part of the Agency's project file.

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