News Release
Federal Funding Allocated to Participate in the Environmental Assessment — Akasaba West Copper-Gold Mine Project

May 5, 2015 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated a total of $98,574.18 to five applicants to assist their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the Akasaba West Copper-Gold Mine Project, located approximately 15 kilometers east of Val-d'Or, Quebec.

Details of Allocation
Applicant Allocation
Conseil des Anicinapek de Kitcisakik $37,949.70
Conseil régional de l'environnement de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue $7,900.00
Nation Anishnabe du Lac Simon $39,450.00
Organisme de Bassin Versant Abitibi-Jamésie $9,450.00
Société de l'eau souterraine Abitibi-Témiscamingue $3,824.48
Total $98,574.18

As part of the strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) put in place to support the government's Responsible Resource Development Initiative, the Agency is conducting a federal environmental assessment of this project.

Projects subject to CEAA 2012 are assessed using a science-based approach. If the project is permitted to proceed to the next phase, it will continue to be subject to Canada's strong environmental laws, rigorous enforcement and follow-up, and fines for non-compliance.

Quick Facts

  • This funding was made available to the public and Aboriginal groups through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. It will enable participation in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment, which include reviewing and providing comments on the Environmental Impact Statement summary, the draft Environmental Assessment Report, and on potential environmental assessment conditions.
  • More information on this project is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website, reference number 80090.
  • 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.

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Ted Laking
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of the Environment

Mathieu Saintonge
Communications Advisor
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

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