Share your ideas: Hardrock Mining Project

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada

Current status: Open

Consultations began in May 2019 and are expected to end on August 30th, 2019.

The Government of Canada is seeking public comments 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.

  • Greenstone Gold Mines (the Proponent) is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning, and abandonment of the Hardrock Gold Mine Project, an open-pit gold mine and on-site metal mill, located approximately 5 kilometres south of Geraldton, Ontario.
  • The regulatory amendments, if approved, would authorize the use of the water bodies for mine waste disposal. 
  • The Streamlining policy would exempt these proposed amendments from pre-publication in the Canada Gazette, Part I, and allow for the amendments to proceed directly to final publication in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

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Comments and concerns must be submitted by August 30th, 2019.

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Who is the focus of this consultation

ECCC would like to hear from:

  • Indigenous peoples
  • provincial, territorial and local governments
  • industry stakeholders and association members
  • non-governmental organizations
  • general public

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Environment and Climate Change Canada
Mining Section
Mining and Processing Division
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Gatineau QC  K1A 0H3


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