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.
BC Environmental Office, March 2 2015
Application Evaluation Comments for Compliance Coal Corporation
Proposed Raven Underground Coal Project - Environmental Assessment Certificate Application submitted January 30, 2015
DRAFT dated March 2, 2015
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.
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2, 2015 on the Environmental Assessment Ofﬁce (EAO) website indicates that Compliance Coal Corporation (Compliance) has withdrawn its Raven Coal Mine Project from the EAO screening/evaluation process.
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.
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 as approved by EAO for Raven Underground Coal Project dated June 2012
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.”
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:
Pincock Allen & Holt, June 8, 2011
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.
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
News release, Compliance Energy, May 9, 2011
COMPLIANCE ENERGY CORPORATION - POSITIVE FEASIBILITY RESULTS RECEIVED FOR THE RAVEN COAL PROJECT
TSX-V TRADING SYMBOL: CEC
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.
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.
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:
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
*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
*887 2005 Exploration Work on the Bear Project (Hamilton Lake Area)
Owen Cullingham, Apr 2006
In 2004, Compliance Energy entered into a purchase agreement for what historically had been known as the Hamilton Lake Deposit.
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
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.
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.
NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT
of an Environmental Assessment
Raven Underground Coal Mine
Letter, Compliance Coal Corp to Steve Samis of CEAA, April 30, 2010
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.
Rachel Shaw, Project Assessment Mgr, Environmental Assessment Office, March 5, 2010
Posted to the EAO website on February 26, 2010
Download the Addendum here
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.