Crown Mountain Coking Coal Project

NWP Coal Canada Ltd. is proposing to construct and operate an open-pit metallurgical coal mine in the Elk Valley, approximately 12 kilometres from the District of Sparwood in southeastern British Columbia. As proposed, the production capacity of the project would be 3.7 million tonnes per year, over a mine-life of about 16 years.


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Latest update

August 24, 2022 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada extended the three-year time limit for NWP Coal Canada Ltd. to provide the information or studies required for the project’s environmental assessment, as described in the final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
18 Notice of Time Limit Extension - August 24, 2022
10 Final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (399 KB) February 20, 2015
6 Notice of Commencement - December 22, 2014
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - December 22, 2014
2 Summary of a Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (13.4 MB) November 4, 2014


Crown Mountain Coking Coal Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
210A - 757 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3M2
Telephone: 604-666-2431

  • Location

    • Sparwood (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    NWP Coal Canada Ltd.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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