The open-pit mine would produce 4.1 million metric tonnes of metallurgical coal per year, and would have an expected life of 20 years. In the future, it would also use combined open-pit surface and underground mining.
The CEAA now needs to decide if a federal environmental assessment is needed for the project. If it is determined that one is required, there will be three more opportunities for the public to comment.
Written comments must be submitted by February 4, 2013 to:
Carbon Creek Metallurgical Coal Mine Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
410 – 701 West Georgia Street Vancouver BC V7Y 1C6
A summary of the project is available online and for download below.