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Star-Orion South Diamond Mine

Proponent:  Shore Gold Inc.
Phase:  Regulatory Decision-Making
Environmental Assessment Type:  Comprehensive Study
MPMO Officer:  Abla Hanna
Status:  Active/In Progress





Project stages/phases: PD/PA EA REG FOLW-UP View All
Milestones & Tasks Start Target Completed
Project Agreement
1. Submission of a project description ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Shore Gold Inc.

2008-11-03 0.2 Weeks 2008-11-03
2. Distribution of Project Description and Coordination Letter to Federal Departments and Agencies ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Major Projects Management Office

2008-11-07 1 Weeks 2008-11-07
3. Letter to proponent requesting additional Information regarding the Project Description (optional)   2009-01-07   2009-03-13
Reason  2009-01-07 - Information supplied by proponent is insufficient.
Reason  2009-03-13 - Information received from proponent is sufficient.
4. Receipt of additional information from the proponent about its Project Description   2009-05-25   2009-08-11
5. Project Agreement is signed   2009-12-03   2009-12-14
Environmental Assessment
1. Notice of Commencement ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

2009-07-10 2 Weeks 2009-07-10
2. Notify Aboriginal Groups that a federal EA is required ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

2009-07-10 1 Weeks 2009-07-23
3. Paused   2009-07-11   2009-08-11
Reason  2009-07-11 - Proponent is required to provide additional information for completion of the environmental assessment, or a regulatory review or approval.
Reason  2009-08-11 -
4. Post the Scope of Project   2009-07-10   2009-07-10
5. Announce availability of Aboriginal Funding under the Aboriginal Funding Envelope (Phase I) ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

2009-11-27   2009-12-03
6. Revise Notice of Commencement ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

2009-12-08 0.2 Weeks 2009-12-08
7. Post the scope of project for the comprehensive study on the CEARIS   2009-12-09   2010-04-28
8. Award funding under the Aboriginal Funding Envelope (Phase I) ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

2009-12-12 6 Weeks 2010-01-22
9. Announce availability of Aboriginal Funding under the Aboriginal Funding Envelope (Phase II) ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

2010-04-28 0.2 Weeks 2010-04-28
10. Announce availability of Participant Funding ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

2010-04-28 0.2 Weeks 2010-04-28
11. Comment period on the proposed scope of the environmental assessment ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

2010-04-28 8 Weeks 2010-05-31
12. Paused   2010-06-10   2011-01-21
Reason  2010-06-10 - Proponent is required to provide additional information for completion of the environmental assessment, or a regulatory review or approval.
Reason  2011-01-21 -
13. Submit draft EIS        
14. Post revised Notice of Commencement ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

2010-07-19 0.2 Weeks 2010-07-19
15. Post Notice of Public Comment Period ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

2010-07-19 0.2 Weeks 2010-07-19
16. Public comment period ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

2010-07-19 4 Weeks 2010-08-20
17. Award Participant Funding ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

2010-08-20 0.2 Weeks 2010-08-20
18. Proponent submits applications for federal permits and regulatory approvals ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Shore Gold Inc.

     
19. Aboriginal consultation on the EIS ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Natural Resources Canada
Transport Canada

2011-01-24    
20. Federal review and comment on draft EIS ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Natural Resources Canada
Transport Canada

SUPPORT
Environment Canada
Health Canada

2011-01-24 6 Weeks 2011-02-28
21. Paused   2011-03-01   2012-08-10
Reason  2011-03-01 - Proponent is required to provide additional information for completion of the environmental assessment, or a regulatory review or approval.
Reason  2012-08-10 -
22. Proponent submits the revised EIS ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Shore Gold Inc.

2011-04-07   2012-08-10
23. Paused   2012-09-15   2013-07-09
Reason  2012-09-15 - Proponent is required to provide additional information for completion of the environmental assessment, or a regulatory review or approval.
Reason  2013-07-09 -
24. Proponent submits final EIS ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Shore Gold Inc.

2012-09-15   2013-07-09
25. Review additional EIS information   2013-07-10   2013-07-11
26. Request for additional information ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

2013-07-11   2013-07-24
27. Paused   2013-07-11   2013-07-24
Reason  2013-07-11 - Proponent is required to provide additional information for completion of the environmental assessment, or a regulatory review or approval.
Reason  2013-07-24 -
28. Review additional EIS information ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

SUPPORT
Environment Canada
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Natural Resources Canada
Transport Canada

2013-07-25 5 Weeks  
29. Public comment period ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

2013-08-14   2013-09-13
30. Request for additional information   2013-08-20   2013-08-20
31. Paused   2013-09-13   2013-11-27
Reason  2013-09-13 - Proponent is required to provide additional information for completion of the environmental assessment, or a regulatory review or approval.
Reason  2013-11-27 -
32. Receipt of additional information   2013-08-21   2013-11-27
33. Review additional EIS information   2013-11-28   2013-12-03
34. Request for additional information ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

2013-12-03   2013-12-03
35. Paused   2013-12-04   2013-12-12
Reason  2013-12-04 - Proponent is required to provide additional information for completion of the environmental assessment, or a regulatory review or approval.
Reason  2013-12-12 -
36. Receipt of additional information ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Shore Gold Inc.

2013-12-04   2013-12-12
37. Review additional EIS information ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

2013-12-13   2013-12-18
38. Request for additional information ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

2013-12-19   2013-12-19
39. Paused   2013-12-20   2014-03-27
Reason  2013-12-20 - Proponent is required to provide additional information for completion of the environmental assessment, or a regulatory review or approval.
Reason  2014-03-27 -
40. Receipt of additional information ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Shore Gold Inc.

2013-12-20   2014-03-27
41. Review additional EIS information ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

2014-03-28   2014-04-08
42. Aboriginal and Federal Review of the draft CSR   2014-04-16 4 Weeks 2014-05-26
43. Paused   2014-05-27   2014-05-30
Reason  2014-05-27 - Proponent is required to provide additional information for completion of the environmental assessment, or a regulatory review or approval.
Reason  2014-05-30 -
44. Respond to Aboriginal comments ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Shore Gold Inc.

2014-05-27   2014-05-30
45. Finalize the CSR   2014-05-31 3 Weeks 2014-06-19
46. Translate the final CSR   2014-05-31 2 Weeks 2014-06-19
47. Submission of Final Comprehensive Study Report to the Minister of Environment   2014-06-20 1 Weeks 2014-06-20
48. Post final CSR for public and aboriginal comment on the CEARIS ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

2014-06-21 2 Weeks 2014-06-24
49. Public comment period on the final CSR ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

2014-06-25 4 Weeks 2014-07-24
50. Aboriginal consultation on the final CSR ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

2014-06-25   2014-07-24
51. Notice of the Minister of Environment's EA Decision Statement   2014-07-25 11 Weeks 2014-12-03
52. RAs EA Course of Action Decision ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Natural Resources Canada
Transport Canada

2014-12-04 3 Weeks 2014-12-24
Regulatory Decision-Making
Explosive Act License
1. Submission of the Project Description and information on explosives factory(ies) and magazine(s) to NRCan ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Shore Gold Inc.

     
2. Determination whether a Licence under the Explosives Act paragraph 7(1)(a) is required ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Natural Resources Canada

  4 Weeks  
3. Submission of an application for an Explosives Act Licence ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Shore Gold Inc.

     
4. Review of the Application ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Natural Resources Canada

  4.4 Weeks  
5. Request for clarification or additional information ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Natural Resources Canada

  2 Weeks  
6. Resubmission of a complete application for an Explosives Act Licence ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Shore Gold Inc.

     
7. Review supplier's revised application ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Natural Resources Canada

  4.4 Weeks  
8. Make regulatory decision ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Minister of Natural Resources

  4.4 Weeks  
Navigable Waters Protection Act Authorization(s)
1. Liaise with the Proponent regarding potential works in regards to impacts on navigability ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Transport Canada

     
2. Submit NWPA application(s), including information required to process applications under the NWPA, for each proposed work ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Shore Gold Inc.

     
3. Determination and comment on NWPA application(s) ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Transport Canada

  8 Weeks  
4. Navigation Impact Assessment (NIA) process - on-site inspection(s) ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Transport Canada

     
5. Notice to the Proponent to advertise pursuant to the NWPA, if required ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Transport Canada

     
6. Deposit and advertise, if required ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Transport Canada

  4.4 Weeks  
7. Address public and Aboriginal comments regarding the Project's potential impact on navigation ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Transport Canada
Shore Gold Inc.

  9 Weeks  
8. Resubmission of NWPA application(s), if required ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Shore Gold Inc.

     
9. Final application review process ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Transport Canada

  4 Weeks  
10. Make regulatory decision ContactsRESPONSIBILITY

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Minister of Transportation

  13 Weeks  
Paragraph 35(2)b Fisheries Act Authorization(s)
1. Fisheries Act Authorization - 1