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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.

When the Application is submitted, the BC EAO will have 30 days to conduct an evaluation of the submission. The Working Group will assist the BC EAO in the evaluation of the Application to determine if the deficiencies identified in May 2013, in the previous Application, have been adequately addressed.

If the evaluation of the Application finds the deficiencies have been adequately addressed, then that will set the stage for the Environmental Assessment process to move from the Pre-Application stage to the 180 day Application Review Stage.

While there is no guarantee the deficiencies will be adequately addressed and the Application will be accepted, I wanted to alert everyone that it's possible we'll be moving into the 180 day Application Review Stage in the not too distant future.

CoalWatch will monitor the situation on a daily basis and will issue updates as more information becomes available. Updated information can also be found on our website:

John Snyder, President
CoalWatch Comox Valley Society