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Shellbrook Sand & Gravel Permit - Public Comments Invited
June 1, 2020 - Indigenous Services Canada must determine whether the proposed Shellbrook Sand & Gravel Permit, located on Sturgeon Lake IR 101 is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, Indigenous Services Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination.

Written comments must be submited by June 30, 2020 to:

Indigenous Services Canada
SK Region Environment Unit
1827 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4P 2S9
aadnc.isc-skenv.aandc@canada.ca

The Proposed Project

Sturgeon Lake First Nation is requesting that ISC issue a 58(4)b permit for the removal of 20,000 y3 of sand and gravel over a 3 year period (6500y3 - 2020, 6500y3 - 2021, 7000y3 - 2022) from an already existing gravel pit on Sturgeon Lake First Nation land. No infrastructure or new roads are required to access the site and sand and gravel. Surface water is over 500 Metres away and no dewatering of the pit is expected. No vegetation, top or subsoil will need to be removed to access resource. No fuel tanks will be stored on site. All Health and Safety rules will be adhered to. Any spills will be cleaned up to acceptable standard and reported to the appropriate authority. Refueling will be done in a designated area and drip pans will be used to avoid spills and drips of fuel onto the ground.

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