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
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
Stewart Public Library
824 A Main Street
Dease Lake Learning Center / Northern
Lights College Library
10 Commercial Drive
Smithers Public Library
3817 Alfred Avenue
Hazleton District Public Library
4255 Government Street
Information sessions will also be held during the comment period:
September 25, 2013
Iskut Community Hall
September 26, 2013
Tahltan Rec Centre
Telegraph Creek, BC
October 1, 2013
5331 McConnell Ave
October 2, 2013
5331 McConnell Ave
October 9, 2013
Al Lawrence Arena
804 Main Street
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.
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.