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Murray River Coal Project — Public Comments Invited

April 13, 2016 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Murray River Coal Project, located in British Columbia.

The Agency invites the public to comment on the draft Environmental Assessment Report, a document that includes the Agency's conclusions and recommendations regarding the potential environmental effects of the project, the proposed mitigation measures, the significance of adverse environmental effects, and the follow-up program.

The Agency also invites the public to comment on the potential environmental assessment conditions for the project. These conditions would become legally binding on the proponent if the Minister of Environment and Climate Change ultimately issues a decision statement indicating the project may proceed.

All comments received will be considered public.

Written comments must be submitted by May 13, 2016 to:

Murray River Coal Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
410-701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1C6
Telephone: 604-666-2431
Fax: 604-666-6990
Email: MurrayRiver@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

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

To view the draft Environmental Assessment Report and potential conditions, visit the Agency's website (Registry reference number 80041).

Copies are also available for viewing at the following locations:

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Vancouver, British Columbia
Viewing by appointment only
Telephone: 604-666-2431

FrontCounter BC
9000 - 17th Street
Dawson Creek, British Columbia

Tumbler Ridge Public Library
340 Front Street
Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia

Chetwynd Public Library
5012 - 46th Street
Chetwynd, British Columbia

The Proposed Project

HD Mining International Ltd. proposes the construction, operation and decommissioning of an underground coal mine and supporting infrastructure, including a 5.8 kilometre rail load-out. The proposed project is located 12.5 kilometres southwest of Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia and would produce six million tonnes of metallurgical coal per year for an estimated mine life of 31 years.

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