Ajax Mine Project — Public Comments Invited

News Release

August 8, 2017 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Ajax Mine Project, located near the City of Kamloops in British Columbia.

The project is subject to both the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and British Columbia's Environmental Assessment Act, and is undergoing a cooperative environmental assessment with B.C.'s Environmental Assessment Office (EAO).

The Agency and the EAO invite the public to comment on the joint Federal Comprehensive Study / Provincial Assessment Report for the Ajax Mine Project. The joint Report includes the Agency's and the EAO's conclusions and recommendations regarding the implementation of mitigation measures and whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. A French version of the joint Report will be available on the Agency's website.

The EAO also invites the public to comment on the potential Conditions, Summary Assessment Report, and Certified Project Description proposed for the provincial Environmental Assessment Certificate.

This is the final opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed project. All comments received will be considered public.

Written comments in either official language must be submitted by October 10, 2017 to either:

  • Ajax Mine Project
    Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
    410-701 West Georgia Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1C6
    Telephone: 604-666-2431


  • Ajax Mine Project
    Environmental Assessment Office
    P.O. Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt
    Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9V1
    Fax: 250-387-0230

As a next step, the federal and provincial governments will each make its environmental assessment decision according to the requirements of its respective legislation.

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Karen Fish
Communications Advisor
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

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