January 11, 2018 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Howse Property Iron Mine Project, located in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on the draft Environmental Assessment Report, a document that includes the Agency’s conclusions and recommendations regarding the potential environmental effects of the project, the proposed mitigation measures, the significance of adverse environmental effects, and the follow-up program.
The Agency also invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on the potential environmental assessment conditions for the project. Final conditions would become legally binding on the proponent if the project is allowed to proceed.
This project has benefited from several public and Indigenous consultation opportunities. This is the final public comment period in the process.
All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by February 11, 2018 to:
Howse Property Iron Mine Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
200-1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4
Following the public comment period, the Environmental Assessment Report and potential environmental assessment conditions will be finalized and provided to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, along with input from Indigenous groups and the public. The Minister will make a decision on whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.