Public Notice
Renard Diamond Mine Project – Public Consultation Period and Federal Funding Available

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a comprehensive study, which is a type of environmental assessment, for the Renard Diamond Mine Project located in Quebec. At this time, the Agency is inviting the public to comment on the project and the conduct of the comprehensive study and to identify environmental issues that should be considered in the environmental assessment.

The Agency has prepared a background document that contains information on the proposed project, on the federal requirements of a comprehensive study and on the proposed environmental components to be considered in the review of the project.

The document and more information on this project are available on the Agency’s website, in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry under reference number 11-03-55169. To obtain a copy of the document, please communicate with the project manager listed in this notice. You can also consult the document by visiting the following locations:

  • Municipal Library
    650 3rd Street
    Chibougamau QC G8P 1P1
  • Isaac Shecapio Sr. Administration Building
    187 Main Street
    Mistissini QC G0W 1C0

Interested individuals or groups are invited to send their comments, by no later than August 15, 2011, in the official language of their choice to:

Renard Diamond Mine Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Alain Bourgeois, Project Manager
1141 route de l'Église, 2nd Floor
PO Box 9514, Ste-Foy Station
Québec QC G1V 4B8
Telephone: 418-649-6444
Fax: 418-649-6443

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 the project. Future public participation opportunities, for example the review of the potential environmental effects analysis and of the Comprehensive Study Report, will be announced at a later date. The Comprehensive Study Report and comments received will be taken into consideration by the Minister of the Environment before he issues his environmental assessment decision statement.

Availability of $30,000 for public participation

The Agency is making available $30,000 under its participant funding program to assist individuals and groups to participate in the federal environmental assessment process for the Renard Diamond Mine Project. This funding is intended for activities that will follow the public consultation currently underway.

Applications received by no later than August 15, 2011 will be considered. To submit an application or to obtain additional information on the program, contact:

Participant Funding Program
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Suzanne Osborne
160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor
Ottawa ON K1A 0H3
Telephone: 1-866-582-1884 or 613-957-0254
Fax: 613-948-9172

Information on the Participant Funding Program, including a guide and the application form, is available on the Agency’s website.

The project and location

The project involves the development of a diamond mine by Stornoway Diamond Corporation on its Foxtrot property in the James Bay region of Northern Quebec. It involves the development of the mine and local infrastructure, such as open pits, shafts, mine adits, groundwater pumping, mill, kimberlite tailings impoundments, housing complex, airstrip and associated facilities.

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

Document Reference Number: 4

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