Updated Public Notice
BURNCO Aggregate Mine Project — Public Comment Period and Information Sessions

Update — September 21, 2016 — The deadline to submit written comments has been extended from September 28 to October 3, 2016. The Agency is aware that some members of the public may not have been able to access the Registry Internet site due to a technical issue that occurred between September 16 - 18, 2016. The issue is now resolved. As a result, the Agency has extended the deadline for the submission of public comments to October 3, 2016.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) and B.C.'s Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) are inviting the public to comment as part of the ongoing environmental assessment of the BURNCO Aggregate Mine Project. BURNCO Rock Products Ltd. has recently submitted its Environmental Impact Statement / Application (EIS / Application) which describes the project and its potential to cause environmental, heritage, health, social, and economic effects.

The complete EIS / Application is available at www.canada.ca/en/environmental-assessment-agency.html and at eao.gov.bc.ca. A summary of the document in English or French is available on the Agency's website at www.canada.ca/en/environmental-assessment-agency.html.

Submit comments from August 15, 2016 to September 28, 2016:

By Online Form:

By Email:

By Fax:

By Mail:

  • BURNCO Aggregate Mine Project
    Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
    410-701 West Georgia Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1C6


  • BURNCO Aggregate Mine Project
    Environmental Assessment Office
    P.O. Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt
    Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9V1

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

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

  • Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
    Vancouver, B.C.
    Viewing by appointment only
    Telephone: 604-666-2431

  • West Vancouver Memorial Library
    1950 Marine Drive
    West Vancouver, B.C.

  • Bowen Island Public Library
    430 Bowen Island Trunk Road
    Bowen Island, B.C.

  • Squamish Public Library
    37907 Second Avenue
    Squamish, B.C.

  • Gibsons & District Public Library
    (closed for renovations Aug. 12-26)
    470 South Fletcher Road
    Gibsons, B.C.

  • Sechelt Public Library
    5797 Cowrie Street
    Sechelt, B.C.

  • Town of Gibsons (Town Hall)
    474 South Fletcher Road
    Gibsons, B.C.

Information Sessions

Information on the BURNCO Aggregate Mine Project and the EIS / Application will be available during information sessions held in Gibsons, West Vancouver and Squamish, B.C. Interested individuals will be able to speak with, and ask questions to, provincial and federal representatives and BURNCO Rock Products Ltd.'s technical team.

  • September 12, 2016
    Time: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Squamish Adventure Centre
    38551 Loggers Lane
    Squamish, B.C.

  • September 13, 2016
    Time: 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    Gibsons & Area Community Centre
    700 Park Road
    Gibsons, B.C.

  • September 14, 2016
    Time: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Gleneagles Community Centre
    6262 Marine Drive
    West Vancouver, B.C.

The Proposed Project

BURNCO Rock Products Ltd. is proposing the construction and operation of a new sand and gravel mine located on the northwest shore of Howe Sound, approximately 22 kilometres southwest of Squamish, British Columbia. The mine's production capacity would be approximately 1 million tons of sand and gravel per year, over an expected mine life of about 16 years.

All submissions about the BURNCO Aggregate Mine Project received by the Agency or the EAO during the comment period are considered public. They will be posted to the EAO's website and will become part of the Agency's project file.

Document Reference Number: 15

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