What was this engagement about?
Harper Creek Mining Corp. is proposing the construction and operation of an open-pit mine located 90 kilometres northeast of Kamloops, B.C. The Harper Creek Mine Project is expected to produce 70,000 tons of copper-gold-silver ore per day (25 million tons per year) over a mine life of 28 years. The Harper Creek Mine Project is subject to review under both the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Act and is undergoing a coordinated environmental assessment.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) and B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) invited the public to comment on the Application/Environmental Impact Statement (Application/EIS) submitted by Harper Creek Mining Corp. The public comment period was held from February 19 to March 21, 2015. The Application/EIS describes the project and its potential to cause environmental, heritage, health, social, and economic effects.
A copy of the complete Application/EIS is available online here along with additional information about the environmental assessment process.
Comments on the Application/EIS were accepted by online form, email and fax. An information session was also held in Clearwater, BC.
How can my contribution make a difference?
Public comments will help inform the EAO of this project’s potential to cause environmental, heritage, health, social, and economic effects. The Agency and the EAO will consider the public comments received, along with the information in the Application/EIS, in preparing their environmental assessment reports.
Details of the Engagement:
Date: February 19 to March 21, 2015
Category: Natural Resources
Types: In-person, Online, Email, Fax