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Compliance Energy announces submission of the RAVEN EA Application/EIS

News Release, Compliance Energy Corp., March 21 2013

Compliance Energy has filed an announcement that the Application and Environmental Impact Statement for its proposed Raven Underground Coal project is being submitted as of March 21, 2013.

Under BC legislation, once the submission has been received by the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO), and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA), they have 30 days in which to accept the application, or send it back for revisions. Once accepted by the BC EAO, the project review is officially underway, with a 50 day comment period, and a 180 day review period.

Read the Canada Newswire announcement here.

Mine seeking support

John Harding, Parksville Qualicum Beach News, September 18, 2012

The project manager for a proposed mid-Island coal mine says he wants the support of local businesses in his company’s effort to stem tide of negative publicity.

No ‘update’ from Tapics

Graham Hughes, Alberni Valley News, July 13, 2012

Regarding the July 9 city council meeting: am I the only one who finds it alarming that John Tapics of Compliance Coal, who was “in attendance to provide an update on the Raven Underground Coal Project”, presented the exact same presentation given at the chamber of commerce meeting more than a month ago? No updates. None.

Compliance won't invest when road use is free

Stacey Gaiga, Alberni Valley Times, June 26, 2012

Re: "Let's start refilling leaking glass with jobs," (Alberni Valley Times, June 25)

Let's think about this alternate road route for a second and compare it with some other decisions Compliance Energy has been making with this Raven coal project.

Don't want coal mines? Then don't buy steel: Compliance Energy CEO

By David P. Ball, The Tyee, June 20, 2012

The head of Compliance Energy Corp. said his firm's proposed Raven Underground Coal Project, in Vancouver Island's Comox Valley, will not harm the environment -- as critics protested outside the firm's annual general meeting today in Vancouver.

Residents protest at coal update in Alberni

By Wawmeesh G. Hamilton, Alberni Valley News, June 13, 2012

A colourful protest outside the Best Western Barclay Hotel greeted Compliance Coal CEO John Tapics as he prepared to give a keynote address to the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce, Wednesday afternoon.

Ellen Chambers was one of 30 people who walked with signs and costumes protesting the Raven Coal Mine project.

Vocal protesters want raven coal project killed

Alyson McAndrews, Alberni Valley Times, June 13, 2012

No coal at any cost in Port Alberni. That was the message a group of protesters wanted Compliance Coal CEO John Tapics to receive when he visited Port Alberni, Wednesday. About 30 people assembled in front of the Best Western Barclay Hotel where Tapics was addressing the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce.

John Snyder of Coalwatch did do his homework

Stacey Gaiga, Alberni Valley Times, June 06, 2012

When John Snyder discovered that John Tapics of Compliance Energy was providing us with misinformation about Raven Coal's mineral taxation, it helped shed some light on why Tapics constantly reiterates the same old babble that we are the ones providing misinformation.

Raven will bring millions: Company

Alyson McAndrews, Alberni Valley Times, May 07, 2012

About $136 million. That is the number Compliance Coal Corporation estimates the economic benefit of the Raven project would be for Port Alberni. The figure includes dollars spent on labour and goods and services during construction and over the 15 and half year life of the project, Information released by Compliance as part of the project's federal and provincial environmental assessment process also states that it would create 21 jobs in Port Alberni. Those would comprise two longshore workers, six maintenance tradespersons, four truck facility operators, eight heavy equipment operators and one manager.

Some coal mining facts are knowable

Keith Porteous, Comox Valley Record, May 2 2012

Dear editor,

While we are free to express ourselves in presenting our opinion, some things are knowable facts.

Such is the case for this letter in responding to misinformation and false counterclaims made by supporters of the Raven Coal Mine, including Michael Loftus of Parksville (Record, April 25).

Not misinformation

John Snyder, Parksville Qualicum Beach News, April 10, 2012

Mr. Tapics’ (Raven Coal Mine CEO) letter (The News, April 6) continues the proponents pattern of labeling criticism or concern over the proposed Raven coal mine project as misinformation.

Tapics looking for only the brighter side of mine

Arthur Caldicott, Alberni Valley Times, July 20, 2011

Re: "Raven will respond to public comment period," (Alberni Valley Times, July 5)

Compliance Coal Corporation's John Tapics says he's pleased with the results of the comment period and the positive comments he's seen about his proposed Raven coal mine.

Raven will respond to public comment period

Keri Sculland, Alberni Valley Times, July 5, 2011

The public comment period for the Raven Underground Coal Project has come to an end, and Compliance Energy president and CEO John Tapics is pleased with the results.

Rally against Raven at the Compliance Energy AGM

Wilderness Committee, June 22, 2011

westerneye, June 22, 2011

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.

Raven shares mine project plans with city council

Heather Thomson, Alberni Valley Times, April 28, 2011

Members of Port Alberni's city council had an opportunity to get a taste of what the Raven Coal project will be like last week.

"They showed us their plans, and answered a lot of our questions," Mayor Ken McRae said.

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

Not ONE but THREE coal mines in the CV now?

Grant Gordon, TideChange Comox Valley, Feb 27, 2011

Editor's Note: In response to an article today in the Victoria Times-Colonist
here Grant Gordon suggests the Raven coal project has a bigger dimension.
Lots of background information on the coal prospects of the Comox and Alberni valleys flows back and forth on the CoalWatch news server.

There is evidence of major coal plans

By Calvin Sandborn, Times Colonist, February 22, 2011

Re: "No other coal mines planned for Island," Feb. 18.

The letter from the CEO of the Raven coal project raises the central issue about the proposed Raven mine: Will this be the first of a number of mines in the vast coal reserve that stretches from Fanny Bay to near Campbell River?

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.

No coal mine plans now: What about the future?

By John Snyder, Times Colonist, February 22, 2011

John Tapics' "No other coal mines planned" letter from Feb. 18 avoids the question of his company's intentions to develop two new open pit coal mines in the Comox Valley by saying that his company "has no plans to develop other properties on Vancouver Island at this time."

No other coal mines planned for Island

By John Tapics, Times Colonist, February 18, 2011

Re: "Meeting allows coal-mining opponents to give views," Feb. 9.

The article contains an inaccurate statement attributed to Calvin Sanborn, Environmental Law Centre legal director. The comment that the Raven Project "is already sparking other applications, including plans for two open-pit mines" is not supported by fact.

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