. Two public engagement sessions are scheduled for February 6 & 7 from noon to 8 pm each day at the Kamloops Convention Centre. There will be over 20 representatives from the EAO, CEAA and technical representatives from KGHM. These representatives will be available to talk with people about their concerns and to answer questions about the environmental assessment process and the proposed project. All issues and responses will be tracked and made available on EAO’s website.
The two-month public comment period is currently in effect (Jan. 11 – March 12, 2012), and members of the public can provide comment online at http://www.eao.gov.bc.ca/pcp/forms/Ajax_form.html
The BC Environmenal Assessment Office (EAO) and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) are conducting an independent review of this project. The role of these neutral agencies is to gather information re: environmental, social, heritage, economic and health impacts of the project as well as any cumulative impacts from other developments in the area. The public comments and input are very important to help define the types of issues that should be addressed by the Proponent.
Additional public input sessions will be scheduled. Dates have not yet been announced.