Jameson Resources has reported that the environmental assessment (EA) process at the Crown Mountain metallurgical coal project, located in Elk Valley coal field in south eastern British Columbia, Canada, is continuing to reach significant milestones.
The pre-application phase of the EA is nearing completion.
Two key documents have been completed in draft form in consultation with regulatory officials, First Nations and other interested parties. The fist is the valued components (VC) document, which identifies environmental and human environment components that will be assessed during the EA process. The second is the AIR, which specifies the information that is require for the application for an EA certificate.
As part of a 30-day public comment period on the VC document, an open house was held in Sparwood, British Columbia. Once this public comment period is complete, the company will review and address comments received and then finalise the VC document, Following this, it will produce a final AIR.
Jameson believe the completion of these key pre-application phase activities will allow it to perform a gap analysis to determine any additional information requirements.
The finalised VC document and AIR will identify the scope of the EA moving forward.
The final timing of the application will be determined by Jameson after considering the results of the gap analysis, current funding and the pace of the metallurgical coal market recovery.
Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs