Invitation to Public Comment and Information Sessions

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) are currently inviting public comments related to the ongoing environmental assessment of the KSM Project. Seabridge Gold has recently submitted its Application / Environmental Impact Statement which describes the project and the potential environmental, heritage, health, social, and economic effects of all phases of the project.

The Executive Summary of the Application / EIS, the Application / EIS, and additional information regarding the environmental assessment process are available online at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca and at www.eao.gov.bc.ca.

The 45-day public comment period is from September 6, 2013 to October 21, 2013. The Agency and the EAO accept public comments submitted by any of the following:

Online Form: www.eao.gov.bc.ca

By Email: KSM.Project@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

By Fax: 250-356-6448

By Mail: Chris Hamilton, Executive Project Assessment Director
Environmental Assessment Office
PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria B.C. V8W 9V1

OR

Garrett Cooper, Project Manager
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
410-710 West Georgia Street
Vancouver B.C. V7Y 1C6

The Agency accepts comments in English or in French. Any comments filed need only be submitted once to either the Agency or the EAO, to be considered for both the provincial and federal environmental assessments.

Copies of the executive summary of the Application / EIS and the complete Application / EIS are available for viewing at these locations:

Terrace Public Library
4610 Park Avenue
Terrace BC
V8G 1V6

Stewart Public Library
824 A Main Street
Stewart BC
V0T 1W0

Dease Lake Learning Center / Northern
Lights College Library
10 Commercial Drive
Dease Lake
V0C 1L0

Smithers Public Library
3817 Alfred Avenue
Smithers BC
V0J 2N0

Hazleton District Public Library
4255 Government Street
Hazleton BC
V0J 1Y0

Information sessions
Information sessions will also be held during the comment period:

Iskut
September 25, 2013
3:30-7:00 PM
Iskut Community Hall
Iskut, BC
V0J 1K0

Telegraph Creek
September 26, 2013
3:30-7:00 PM
Tahltan Rec Centre
Telegraph Creek, BC
V0J 1L0

Terrace
October 1, 2013
4:30-8:00 PM
Northwest Community
College
5331 McConnell Ave
Terrace BC
V8G 4X2

Smithers
October 2, 2013
4:30-8:00 PM
Northwest Community
College
5331 McConnell Ave
Terrace BC
V8G 4X2

Stewart
October 9, 2013
4:30-8:00 PM
Al Lawrence Arena
804 Main Street
Stewart, BC
V0T 1W0

Information on the KSM Project and the Application / EIS will be available for viewing and interested individuals will be able to speak with various environmental assessment representatives and technical experts.

Next Steps

After taking public comments into account, the Agency and the EAO will consider these comments along with the information in the Application / EIS in preparing the environmental assessment reports.
The environmental assessment process for the KSM Project will also include one last federal public comment period on the federal environmental assessment report, which will be advertised at a later date.

All submissions received by the Agency and the EAO during the comment period in relation to the KSM Project are considered public. They will be posted to the EAO website and will become part of the Agency project file.

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