Share your ideas: consultation on proposed amendments to the Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada

Sisson Mining Project, New Brunswick

Current status: Open

The Government of Canada is seeking public comments on proposed changes to the Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations (the regulations) from February 16, 2019 to March 18, 2019.

About the Sisson Mine Project

The Sisson Partnership is proposing to develop an open pit tungsten and molybdenum mine located approximately 60 kilometers northwest of Fredericton, New Brunswick. It is expected that the mine will be in operation for an estimated 27 years.

About the consultations

In spring and fall 2018, nine consultation sessions took place about the proposed amendments which would allow the use of portions of two creeks for the disposal of mine tailings from the project. A summary of the comments received can be found here.

Following these consultations, the proposed amendments were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on February 16, 2019 for a 30-day comment period.

Join in: how to participate

To learn how we will protect your privacy during this consultation, please carefully review our privacy statement.

The proposed amendments and related consultations are based on two key reports that are available upon request at the email provided below. Comments on the proposed amendments to the regulations must be provided in writing and be submitted by March 18, 2019 and cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, February 16, 2019.

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

Related information

Contact us

Environment and Climate Change Canada
Manager, Mining Section
Mining and Processing Division
351 boul. St-Joseph, 18th floor
Gatineau QC  K1A 0H3


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