News Release
BURNCO Aggregate Mine Project – Federal Funding Allocated to Participate in the Environmental Assessment

OTTAWA – May 4, 2012 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated a total of $44,250 to eight applicants to support their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed BURNCO Aggregate Mine Project in British Columbia.

The recipients of funding are: the Future of Howe Sound Society, Sunshine Coast Conservation Association, Cowichan Tribes, Musqueam Indian Band, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Halalt First Nation, Hwlitsum Services Society, and the Métis Nation British Columbia.

This funding is allocated through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Agency and is intended to support public participation in upcoming steps of the comprehensive study process, including the review and comment on the Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines, the Environmental Impact Statement and the Comprehensive Study Report.

A funding review committee, independent of the environmental assessment process, was established to assess the funding requests. The President of the Agency makes the final decision regarding funding. The Funding Review Committee's Report - Regular Funding Envelope - Public Participation, Funding Review Committee's Report - Regular Funding Envelope - Aboriginal Participation, the President's report, and further information on the project are available on the Agency's website at , in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry, under reference number 10-03-54754.

BURNCO Rock Products Ltd. proposes to develop the BURNCO Aggregate Mine Project, a sand and gravel mine located on the northwest shore of Howe Sound, approximately 22 kilometres southwest of Squamish, British Columbia. The proposed Project has an expected mine life of 20-30 years with a production capacity of approximately 1-1.6 million tonnes per year.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in support of sustainable development.


For more information, media may contact:

Maxine Leger-Haskell
Communications Advisor
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Tel.: 613-957-0406

Document Reference Number: 10

Date modified: