Public Notice
Côté Gold Mine Project – Public Comments Invited

June 2, 2014 — 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 Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Côté Gold Mine Project, located in Ontario.

The Agency invites the public to comment on the potential environmental effects of the project and the proposed measures to prevent or mitigate those effects as described in a summary of the proponent's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). All comments received will be considered public.

Written comments must be submitted by July 2, 2014 to:

Côté Gold Mine Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
907-55 St. Clair Avenue East
Toronto, ON M4T 1M2
Telephone: 416-952-1576
Fax: 416-952-1573

To view the summary of the EIS or for more information, visit the Agency's website (Registry reference number 80036).

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

Copies of the summary of the EIS are also available for viewing at the following locations:

  • IAMGOLD Corporation
    3 Mesomikenda Lake Road
    Gogama, ON
  • Timmins Public Library
    320 Second Avenue
    Timmins, ON
  • Greater Sudbury Public Library
    74 Mackenzie Street
    Sudbury, ON

Consistent with the transparency and public engagement elements of CEAA 2012, this is the third of four opportunities for Canadians to comment on this project. Following this comment period, the Agency will prepare a draft Environmental Assessment Report, setting out its conclusions and recommendations regarding the potential environmental effects of the project, the proposed mitigation measures, and the significance of any remaining adverse environmental effects. A public comment period on the draft Environmental Assessment Report will be announced at a later date.

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 increased fines for non-compliance.

The Proposed Project

IAMGOLD is proposing the construction, operation, and decommissioning of an open-pit gold mine and on-site metal mill with a mine and mill life of approximately 15 years. The proposed mine, located 20 kilometers southwest of the community of Gogama in northeastern Ontario, would have an ore production capacity of 60,000 tonnes per day. The on-site metal mill would have an ore input capacity of 60,000 tonnes per day.

Document Reference Number: 14

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