Voluntary agreement for the Osisko Hammond Reef Gold Mine Environmental Assessment
Osisko Mining Corporation’s agreement to voluntarily enter the environmental assessment process for an open an open pit gold mine and processing facilities 30 km north of Atikokan.
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This agreement is made in triplicate, between The Minister of the Environment (the
Minister) and Osisko Mining Corporation, its agents, successors and assigns (the
The Proponent proposes to develop and operate the Osisko Hammond Reef Gold Mine (
Undertaking) approximately 30 km north of Atikokan, Ontario. This Undertaking involves the establishment, construction, and operation of an open pit gold mine, and ancillary activities, including:
The establishment, construction and operation of:
- a tailings management area, tailing disposal, containment structures and associated material stockpiles;
- an ore processing facility, and transfer facilities;
- support facilities and infrastructure, including but not limited to water supply and treatment, waste management, and storage facilities;
- a new transmission line and electrical substation;
- Upgrades to transportation infrastructure; and
- The decommissioning, closure and abandonment or the mine and mine-related infrastructure.
Whereas section 3.0.1 of the Environmental Assessment Act states:
A person, other than a person referred to in clause 3(a), who carries out, proposes to carry out or is the owner or person having charge, management or control of an enterprise or activity or a proposal, plan or program in respect of an enterprise or activity may enter into a written agreement with the Minister to have this Act apply to the enterprise, activity, proposal, plan or program.
Whereas the Proponent is a person, other than a person referred to in clause 3(a) of the Environmental Assessment Act, who carries out, proposes to carry out or is the owner or person having charge, management or control of an enterprise or activity or a proposal, plan or program in respect of an enterprise or activity which is described above as the
Whereas the Proponent has requested that the Environmental Assessment Act apply to the Undertaking.
The Minister and the Proponent agree that the Environmental Assessment Act apply to the Undertaking.
This Agreement shall take effect from the date of the last signature below and shall continue indefinitely unless terminated by the agreement of both Parties, in writing.
Original signed by: Agatha Garcia-Wright
Director, Environmental Assessment and Approvals Branch
Ministry of the Environment
Date: August 26, 2011
Original signed by: Luc Lessard
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Osisko Mining Corporation
I have the authority to bind the Corporation
Date: August 24, 2011