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.
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.
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.