Public Notice
Burnco Aggregate Mine Project – Public Comments Invited and Federal Funding Available

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a comprehensive study type of environmental assessment for the proposed Burnco Aggregate Mine Project (formerly known as the McNab Valley Aggregate Project) located in British Columbia. The Agency invites the public to comment on this project and the conduct of the comprehensive study.

A background document is available to assist the public in identifying environmental issues that should be considered in the environmental assessment. This document and more information on this project are available on the Agency's website at, (registry reference number 10-03-54754).

The document is also available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Sechelt Public Library
    5797 Cowrie Street
  • Squamish Public Library
    37907 2nd Avenue
  • North Vancouver City Library
    120 14th Street West
  • West Vancouver Memorial Library
    1950 Marine Drive

Written comments in either official language must be sent by February 3, 2012 to:

Burnco Aggregate Mine Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Bryan Nelson, Project Manager
410 - 701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver BC V7Y 1C6
Tel.: 604-666-2431
Fax: 604-666-6990

All comments received will be considered public and will become part of the project file. This is the first of several public comment periods that will occur during the environmental assessment of this project.

$30,000 Available for Public Participation

The Agency is making available $30,000 under its Participant Funding Program to assist groups and individuals to participate in activities related to subsequent public consultations during this environmental assessment.

Applications received by February 3, 2012 will be considered. Information on the Participant Funding Program, including a guide and the application form, is available on the Agency's website. To submit an application or to obtain additional information on the program, contact:

Participant Funding Program
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor
Ottawa ON K1A 0H3
Tel.: 1-866-582-1884
Fax: 613-948-9172

The Project and Location

Map depicting the location of the project, as described in the current document.

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

Document Reference Number: 4

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