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Michel Coal Project

North Coal Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Australia's CoalMont Pty Ltd., proposes to construct, operate, decommission and abandon a metallurgical coal mine located approximately 15 kilometres southeast of Sparwood, British Columbia, in the Elk Valley. As proposed, the Michel Coal Project would include three open-pits and produce between 2.3 and 4 million tonnes of raw coal per year, over a mine-life of up to 30 years.

Please note that the proponent was formerly known as CanAus Coal Limited.

Please note that the project was formerly known as the Michel Creek Coking Coal Project.

Latest update

January 15, 2016 - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency issued the final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines to the proponent today for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
11 Revised Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (73.8 MB) August 22, 2018
10 Final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (422 KB) January 15, 2016
6 Notice of Commencement - November 18, 2015
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - November 18, 2015
3 Summary of a Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (2.2 MB) October 1, 2015

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  • Michel Coal Project
  • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • 410-701 West Georgia Street
  • Vancouver, BC, V7Y 1C6
  • Telephone: 604-666-2431
  • Fax: 604-666-6990
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