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Report of Environmental Assessment and Reasons for Decision on the De Beers Canada Snap Lake Project 2003

Category: Event
Sub Category:Report | Research
Location:Northwest Territories, Canada
Subject Matter:Cultural Heritage | Economic Development | Employment and Training | Environmental Heritage | Health and Community Services | Mining and Minerals
URL: http://reviewboard.ca/upload/project_document/EA01-004_Report_of_Environmental_Assessment_and_Reasons_for_Decisions_on_the_De_Beers_Snap_Lake_Diamond_Project_1318376447.pdf
Summary Information:
The Report of Environmental Assessment and Reasons for Decision on the De Beers Canada Snap Lake Project (the Report) was completed by the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board (MBEIRB) as a prerequisite to the granting of land use and water licenses for the Snap Lake diamond mining project. It was conducted by the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board under the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act. The Report requires De Beers Canada Mining Inc (DBCMI) and the Government of the Northwest Territories to negotiate a socio-economic agreement in order to minimise potential negative impacts resulting from the development and operation of the project.
Detailed Information:
The Report finds that the proposed development is likely to have a significant adverse impact on the environment, and recommends several measures which may mitigate such impact. The Report concludes that with the implementation of these measures, along with those commitments made by DBCMI throughout the course of the Environmental Assessment, the proposed development should proceed to the regulatory phase of approvals.

The report comprehensively considers the environmental and socio-economic impacts of the project and includes:

  • A summary of the developer's submission;
  • A summary of responses from the parties to the Environmental Assessment;
  • An analysis of the key issues;
  • Conclusions; and
  • Recommendations or suggestions.

    The Report gives an overview of the proposed development and an in-depth impact analysis covering such subjects as hydrogeology, surface water and air quality, aquatic organisms and habitat, geology, biodiversity, wildlife, resource use, noise, economic and socio-cultural effects, accidents, project alternatives and follow-up programs.

  • Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Snap Lake Diamond Project Agreement to Support the Secondary Diamond Industry In the Northwest Territories 2004
  • Snap Lake Diamond Project Environmental Agreement 2004
  • Organisation
  • De Beers Canada Mining Inc
  • Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board
  • North Slave Metis Alliance
  • Yellowknives Dene First Nation
  • Dogrib Treaty 11 Council
  • Lutsel K'e Dene Band
  • Legislation
  • Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (1988)

  • References

    Resource
    Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board (2003) Report of Environmental Assessment and Reasons for Decision on the De Beers Canada Mining Inc. Snap Lake Diamond Project

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