Interested party status granted

Interested Party status has been granted to 13 organizations and 15 individuals for review hearings for the proposed New Prosperity Mine.

Interested Party status has been granted to 13 organizations and 15 individuals for the upcoming panel review hearings for the proposed New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine Project.

Those parties will be in addition to the proponent Taseko Mines Ltd., 15 First Nations, and 11 federal and provincial agencies that already had the status.

On Friday the panel contacted those with interested party status and included a list of interested parties.

In a letter, panel chair Bill Ross said after the panel issued directions on how to apply for Interested Party status on Sept. 14,  31 applications were received.

The Panel will allow the opportunity for general public input within the Review, only those persons with Interested Party status will be permitted to participate in all aspects of the review during the public hearing phase.

“The Panel will establish the schedule and location for the different hearing sessions at a later date. The Panel will also explain how to register for specific sessions at that time,” Ross said.

For a complete list of interested parties see: http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050/documents/p63928/82370E.pdf.