Côté Gold Project: consultation closed
Current status: ClosedConsultations ran from August 2019 to November 2019.
The Government of Canada sought comments from the public and Indigenous groups on proposed amendments to Schedule 2 of the Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations and the potential application of the Streamlining the Approvals Process for Metal Mines with Tailings Impoundment Areas for the Côté Gold Project.
- IAMGOLD Corporation (the Proponent) is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning, and abandonment of the Côté Gold Project, an open-pit gold mine including an on-site metal mill and four structures for diverting water, located 20 kilometres (km) southwest of the community of Gogama in northeastern Ontario.
- The regulatory amendments, if approved, would authorize the use of the water bodies for mine waste disposal for the Côté Gold Project.
- The Streamlining policy would exempt these proposed amendments from pre-publication in the Canada Gazette, Part I, and allow the amendments to proceed directly to final publication in the Canada Gazette, Part II.
Who was the focus of this consultation
The Government of Canada received comments from the following stakeholders:
- Indigenous peoples
- provincial, territorial and local governments
- industry stakeholders and association members
- non-governmental organizations
- general public
- Summary of the Public Consultation
- Alternative Assessment Report (prepared by the proponent)
- Summary of Alternative Assessment report (prepared by the proponent)
- Fish Habitat Compensation Plan (prepared by the proponent)
- Offsetting Plan Summary (prepared by the proponent)
- Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations
- Fisheries Act
- Guidelines for the assessment of alternatives for mine waste disposal
- Côté Gold Project, Gogama, Ontario
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