Monday, April 6, 2015

Grassy Mountain Coal Project-Public Input

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Public Notice - Revised
Grassy Mountain Coal Project — Public Comments Invited
April 1, 2015 — As part of the strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) put in place to support the government's Responsible Resource Development Initiative, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Grassy Mountain Coal Project, located in Alberta. To assist it in making its determination, the Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment.
Benga Mining Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Riversdale Resources Limited, is proposing to construct and operate an open-pit metallurgical coal mine near the Crowsnest Pass, approximately seven kilometres north of the community of Blairmore, in south-west Alberta. As proposed, the production capacity of the project would be a maximum of four million tonnes of clean coal per year, over a mine-life of about 25 years.
Written comments must be submitted by April 20, 2015 to:
Grassy Mountain Coal Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Canada Place
9700 Jasper Avenue, Suite 1145
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4C3
Telephone: 780-495-2037
Fax: 780-495-2876
For further details regarding the environmental assessment of the Grassy Mountain Coal Project, please visit Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s website at…

1 comment:

TransparencyCNP said...

Will CNP be making any representations? I think you had some concerns about the location of the rail load‐out.

There is information on the economic and environmental impacts in this 117 page PDF document.
(linked on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency site)

"Once fully constructed, the annual operations and sustaining capital expenditure of the Project will average $225 million per year.  Operations and sustaining capital expenditures include wages and salaries to contractors and employees, and the purchase of key inputs such as fuel, utilities, and equipment.
Construction of the Project is expected to require approximately 465 person‐years of labour during the 2017 to 2018 period.  The number of workers on site during the construction period is expected to average approximately 100.  
Once fully operational, the Project is expected to directly employ an annual average of approximately 365 full‐time individuals."