Sisson Mine Project: closed consultation
Current status: ClosedThis consultation ran from February 16, 2019 to June 10, 2019.
The Government of Canada sought public comments on proposed amendments to the Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations for the Sisson Mine Project.
- The Sisson Partnership (Proponent) is proposing to develop an open pit tungsten and molybdenum mine located approximately 60 kilometres northwest of Fredericton, New Brunswick.
- The objective of the amendments is to authorize the storage of tailings and waste rock in two water bodies frequented by fish.
- To offset the loss of fish and fish habitat due to the Project, the Proponent is required to develop and implement a Fish Habitat Compensation Plan.
Who was the focus of this consultation
We received comments from the following stakeholders:
- Indigenous peoples and their organizations
- provincial and local government
- industry stakeholders and association members
- non-governmental organizations
- general public
What we heard
Pre-consultation period (Spring and Fall 2018): in view of the publication in the Canada Gazette, Part I
- Summary of comments received during the pre-consultation period
- Comprehensive list of comments received during the pre-consultation period
30-day comments period (June 2019): following the publication in the Canada Gazette, Part I
- Summary of comments received during the 30-day comment period
- Comprehensive list of comments received during the 30-day comment period
- Regulations Amending the Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations
- Alternative Assessment Report
- Fish Habitat Compensation Plan
- Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations
- Fisheries Act
- Guidelines for the assessment of alternatives for mine waste disposal
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Manager, Mining Section
Mining and Processing Division
351 boul. St-Joseph, 11th floor
Gatineau QC K1A 0H3
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