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BC EAO Terminates Environmental Assessment of Raven Underground Coal Project

CoalWatch News, April 6, 2016

On April 4, 2016, Kevin Jardine, Executive Director of the BC Environmental Assessment Office sent a letter to James O'Rourke, Chairman of Compliance Energy Corp., in which he states that he has decided to terminate the environmental assessment for the Raven Underground Coal Project.

Securities Filing: CEC Withdraws Application for Environmental Certificate

News Release, Compliance Energy Corp., March 4 2015

Vancouver, Canada, March 4, 2015 – Compliance Energy Corporation (the “Company) announces that its subsidiary Compliance Coal Corporation withdrew its application for an Environmental Certificate from the
British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (BCEAO) on March 2, 2015 as a result of incorrect information which had been circulating in certain communities regarding Raven Underground Coal Project.

Compliance Coal Withdraws Its Raven Coal Application

Press Release, CoalWatch Comox Valley, March 3, 2015

A notice posted March 2, 2015 on the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) website indicates that Compliance Coal Corporation (Compliance) has withdrawn its Raven Coal Mine Project from the EAO screening/evaluation process.

Raven Mine Application/EIS screening likely to commence within days

Information Notice, CoalWatch Comox Valley, October 27, 2014

The BC EAO has indicated Compliance Coal is now in the process of distributing it’s revised Application/EIS to the Working Group members. Once the Working Group members have received the revised Application/EIS, and the EAO has received the Application/EIS as well, the screening/evaluation commences to see if the Application/EIS contains all of the required information.

Raven Mine Application nearly ready for regulators

Information Notice, CoalWatch Comox Valley, October 15 2014

On October 10, 2014, the BC Environmental Assessment Office ( BC EAO) sent out a memo to the Working Group on the Raven Coal Mine Project, that Compliance Coal Corp. intends to resubmit its Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate ( Application) for the proposed Raven Coal Mine Project in the next few weeks.

Application Information Requirements/Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines

Application Information Requirements/Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines as approved by EAO for Raven Underground Coal Project dated June 2012

Raven Underground Coal Project at the BC EAO

Comments by CoalWatch: The applicant, Compliance Coal Corp. dba Comox Joint Venture, must now complete the Application and the Environmental Impact Statement in compliance with these information requirements and EIS guidelines.

When the Application & EIS are submitted to the EAO, the EAO in consultation with the Working Group have 30 days to review the documents and either return them to the applicant for revision, or accept them for publication.

Once the Application & EIS are accepted by the EAO, the legislated 180 day review period begins. One of the earliest events in the 180 review schedule is a 50 day public comment period.

In Compliance Energy's news release on June 7, CEO John Tapics is quoted as saying that, "Submission of these Applications is expected before year end.”

Synopsis of Comments Received on Draft AIR

Extract, BC EAO & CEAA, October 13, 2011

Please note: this is NOT the tracking table. That will be released in "fall of 2011." It is a "synopsis" of topics in the comments. It also addresses requests to cancel the EA and reject the project, requests for a panel review, and requests to consider carbon emissions from combustion of the coal.

Proposed Raven Underground Coal Mine

Synopsis of Comments Received During the Public Comment Period on the Draft Application Information Requirements/Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines

Approximately 3,000 public submissions were received, with many individuals providing multiple submissions. Over 5,000 comments were received, as one submission may contain numerous comments. The concerns most frequently raised included:

Draft AIR Released. Public Comment May 18-Jun 27

CEAA & BC EAO, May 10, 2011

Public Comment Period

The public has 40 days to submit comments on the draft AIR/EIS Guidelines document, from May 18, 2011 until June 27, 2011. All comments received during the comment period will be considered. Submissions sent by mail must be postmarked no later than June 27, 2011.

Public Meetings

Monday May 30, 2011 2 p.m. to 10 p.m
Florence Filberg Centre, Courtenay

Thursday June 2, 2011 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Port Alberni Athletic Hall, Port Alberni

Friday June 3, 2011 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Union Bay Community Club, Union Bay

Essential Documents

Draft Application Information Requirements
Part A, Part B

Working Group Issues Tracking Table

Updated Project Description

Compliance Energy: Feasibility Study for Raven Coal Project

News release, Compliance Energy, May 9, 2011



VANCOUVER, May 9 /CNW/ - Compliance Energy Corporation ("Compliance" or the "Company) is pleased to announce a positive, NI 43-101 compliant, independent Feasibility Study1 ("Feasibility Study") for the Company's 60% owned Raven Underground Coal Project (the "Project") in the Comox Coal Basin on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Pincock, Allen, and Holt ("PAH"), of Denver, Colorado, a qualified independent mining consulting firm, prepared the Feasibility Study on behalf of Compliance and its joint venture partners. This Feasibility Study updates a Preliminary Feasibility Study, also prepared by PAH, that was filed on SEDAR on October 15, 2010.

EA regulators decision: 3 public meetings, public meeting process described, one new comment period introduced

CoalWatch News Update, April 29, 2011

On April 21, 2011, the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) released a document which describes the public comment period for the upcoming draft Application Information Requirements (AIR)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Guidelines.

Compliance Energy to raise $3,500,150 from private placements

News Release, Compliance Energy Corporation, March 10, 2011

Vancouver - Compliance Energy Corporation (“Compliance” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that it plans to raise $3,500,150 via the following private placements:

Bear Deposit and Anderson Lake Deposit - Technical Backgrounders

Anderson Lake

Minfile No 092F 317
Mines(EMPR) COAL ASS RPT *37, *39, 49, *54
GSC MAP 17-1968; 1386A
GSC OF 463
GSC P 68-50

*37 Geology & Reserves, Anderson Lake Area
Michele Curcio, May 1979

*39 Geology and Coal Resources of the Anderson East Coal Licences
Stephen L. Gardner, Oct 1983

*49 Geology and Coal Resources of the Anderson West Coal Licences
Stephen L. Gardner, Sep 1983

*54 Preliminary Coal Report on Anderson Lake, Cumberland, T'sable River
John E. Huges, George Green et al, 1978?

Bear Deposit (Hamilton Lake Deposit)

Minfile No 092F 313
Mines(EMPR) AR 1874-21-29; 1902-262; 1909-187
Mine(EMPR) COAL ASS RPT *49, *56, 57, 92, 810, *887
GSC MAP 17-1968; 1386A
GSC OF 463
GSC P 68-50

*49 Reports on a Geological Examination of the Cumberland Coalfield
Joseph Daniel, 1920

*56 Washability and Plant Washing Tests on the Hamilton Lake Bulk Sample
Frank J Horvat, Birtley Engineering, Mar 1976

57 Geology and Coal Resources of the Hamilton Lake Coal Licences
Stephen L. Gardner, Sep 1984

92 Not found

810 Map

*887 2005 Exploration Work on the Bear Project (Hamilton Lake Area)
Owen Cullingham, Apr 2006

Backgrounder: Bear Deposit and Anderson Lake Deposit

In 2004, Compliance Energy entered into a purchase agreement for what historically had been known as the Hamilton Lake Deposit.

CEAA Posts Aboriginal Funding Awards

CEAA, November 19, 2010

Participant Funding Program - Aboriginal Funding Envelope
President’s Funding Award Decision Report
Award of Federal Funds for the Combined Phase I and Phase II Funding for the Raven Underground Coal Mine Project

Aboriginal Funding Envelope

No review panel for proposed Raven coal mine

Spencer Anderson, Comox Valley Echo, November 19, 2010

The proposed Raven Underground Coal Mine Project will not be sent to a joint federal/provincial expert review panel, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency announced on Wednesday.

Federal Agencies sign Project Agreement

Major Projects Management Office, November 17, 2010

The Project Agreement describes the project, and the roles of the federal agencies in the federal environmental assessment (EA), the assessment process, and timelines. Timelines for much of the EA are tied to the date of submission of the Environmental Impact Statement (the Application, in the provincial EA), and that is up to the proponent, Compliance Coal Corporation, not the federal or provincial agencies.

Click here to download the project agreement

Federal Environmental Assessment is announced

of an Environmental Assessment
Raven Underground Coal Mine

Compliance files Port Alberni Port Design Concept Description

Letter, Compliance Coal Corp to Steve Samis of CEAA, April 30, 2010

Compliance confirms Port Alberni is to be the port

Letter, Compliance Joint Venture to Rachel Shaw at EAO, April 19, 2010

The letter confirms the Compliance intention to ship the coal through Port Alberni.


EAO issues Section 11 order for Raven project review

Rachel Shaw, Project Assessment Mgr, Environmental Assessment Office, March 5, 2010

Section 11 Order for the Raven Underground Coal Project

Raven Project Update

News release, Compliance Energy Corp, February 9, 2010

Vancouver, B.C., February 09, 2010- Compliance Energy Corporation (“Compliance” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on the Raven Underground Coal Project, which is located on Vancouver Island, B.C.. Good progress has been made on the completion of the feasibility study by Pincock, Allen & Holt, underground coal mining specialists from Colorado, USA, and release of the study is anticipated early in the third quarter of 2010. AMEC Earth and Environmental of Burnaby, BC are continuing with environmental baseline monitoring and continue to make good progress preparing an environmental impact assessment.

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