The British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office will be taking comment until June 13 on a key component in its review of an application from NWP Coal Canada Ltd., which is proposing to develop an open pit metallurgical coal mine in the Elk Valley, referred to as the Crown Mountain Coking Coal Project.
The proposed project would be located approximately 12 kilometers northeast of Sparwood and would produce an estimated 3.7 million run-of-mine tonnes per year.
The project is subject to review under British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Act. The proponent must obtain an Environmental Assessment Certificate (EAC) before work can be undertaken on the project. Prior to the submission of an application for an EAC, the office must approve the Application Information Requirements for the project. As part of the Application Information Requirements, Valued Components must be identified, which are environmental, economic, social, heritage, and health components that may experience potential effects as a result of the proposed Project. The Valued Components are now up for comment.