Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination

Ottawa – December 8, 2016 - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has decided that a federal environmental assessment is not required for the Borden Gold Mine Project (the Project) pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012).

In making this determination, the Agency considered the following factors as indicated in section 10 of CEAA 2012:

  • the description of the project provided by the proponent on October 13, 2016;
  • the possibility that the carrying out of the project may cause adverse environmental effects; and,
  • comments received within the 20 day comment period.

The Agency is satisfied that the environmental effects of the Project are well understood and adequately characterized in the Project Description.

The Agency is satisfied that there is limited potential for adverse environmental effects on matters within federal jurisdiction (such as Indigenous Peoples, migratory birds, fish and fish habitat, federal lands and effects outside Canada) due to the small area of surface disturbance of the Project, the mitigation measures proposed by the proponent in its Project Description, and the requirements of the federal and provincial regulatory framework. Environmental effects that are within provincial jurisdiction would be addressed through provincial regulations.

Therefore, the Agency decided that an environmental assessment of the designated project, as proposed in the Project Description, is not required under CEAA 2012.

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