Regulatory Review Process
The Red Mountain Underground Gold Project (the Project) requires a decision under both provincial and federal environmental assessment legislation. The Project is being assessed under a harmonized process between the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA).
The Project is currently in the 180-day Application Review Phase of the environmental assessment process. EAO and CEAA have accepted the Project's Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate and Environmental Impact Statement (the Application/EIS) and are leading a detailed, technical review of IDM's effects assessments and conclusions. IDM Mining (IDM) looks forward to continuing its collaborative relationship with Nisga'a Nation (as represented by Nisga’a Lisims Government) and provincial and federal regulators during Application Review. The key deliverable of Application Review is the development of conditions under which the Project would be granted a provincial Environmental Assessment Certificate and a federal environmental approval.
Public comment period
From November 14 to December 14, EAO and CEAA will be inviting comments from the public on the proposed Project and the Application/EIS. This is your opportunity to review the Application/EIS, attend an open house to learn more about the Red Mountain Project, and submit comments or questions to EAO and CEAA.
You can submit comments to EAO or CEAA in four ways:
- By email to CEAA at CEAA.RedMountain.ACEE@ceaa-acee.gc.ca
- By form to EAO at eao.gov.bc.ca
- By fax to 250-387-0230
- By mail:
Red Mountain Underground Gold Project OR Red Mountain Underground Gold Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Environmental Assessment Office
410-701 West Georgia Street P.O. Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt
Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1C6 Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9V1
Come to an open house
Please join us at one of the three open houses being hosted during the public comment period:
- December 4 at the King Edward Hotel in Stewart from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
- December 5 at the Gingolx Longhouse from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
- December 6 at the Laxgalts'ap Main Gym from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Review the Application/eis
EAO publishes all environmental assessment information and associated documents, including information on how to get involved in the process, on the Project Information Centre website (e-PIC).
All documents relevant to the federal environmental assessment of the Project are available online at CEAA’s Project Registry.
During the public comment period, the Application/EIS is also available for review at the following locations:
- Stewart Public Library
- Hyder Public Library
- Laxgalts'ap Community Centre
- Laxgalts'ap Village Government
- Gitlaxt'aamiks Village Government
- Gitwinksihlkw Village Government
- Gingolx Longhouse
The provincial and federal environmental assessment processes are comprehensive and will address all potential effects of the Project on environmental, socio-economic, health, and heritage values and aspects.
IDM respects the Nisga’a Treaty and will meet the relevant requirements of Chapter 10 (Environmental Assessment and Protection) of the Nisga’a Treaty, including:
Working with the Nisga’a Lisims Government to reach an agreement regarding the Project;
Conducting an assessment of whether the Project’s environmental effects will affect Nisga’a Nation’s Treaty rights; and
Conducting an assessment of the Project’s potential economic, social, and cultural effects on Nisga’a citizens.