Teck recently achieved a milestone. Ray Proulx, Community Liaison for Teck says, “Back in April when we submitted our application we were informed the caribou plan, because of the in term guidelines that had come out, needed to be updated. So we took some time over the summer to do so in consultation with First Nations specifically.”
Teck got the plan to a point where it felt comfortable submitting to the province, which was done in early October. The company was informed in later October that the plan was fit for review. The plan then went through the pre screening process and Teck was informed on November 5 that the whole mine application was in queue for the Mines Act Permit Amendment process.
Proulx says, “Our first meeting was November 15 with the Mine Development Review committee, which is made up of provincial and federal regulators, First Nations and community and municipal government. November 5, 2012 was the first of the 60-day technical review process associated with the mines act permit amendment application process.”