Share your ideas: consultation on proposed amendments to the Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations
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
- Proposed Regulations Amending the Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations
- Alternative Assessment Report (available upon request)
- Fish Habitat Compensation Plan (available upon request)
- Summary of comments received during the pre-consultation period
- 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, 18th floor
Gatineau QC K1A 0H3
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