First Mining receives final EIS guidelines for Springpole Gold Project
Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018
First Mining Gold Corp. has been issued the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Guidelines from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA or the Agency) for the Company’s Springpole Gold Project in northwestern Ontario.

The EIS Guidelines are posted on CEAA’s project registry and can be accessed at http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050/evaluations/proj/80149?culture=en-CA. The final EIS Guidelines outline federal information requirements for the preparation of the EIS and were prepared taking into consideration comments received from federal departments, the Ontario provincial ministry, Indigenous groups and the general public.

The Company can now proceed with preparation of the EIS and can begin consultation efforts to support the Environmental Assessment (EA) process, and meet the requirements of our EIS Guidelines.  The Company has already undertaken a broad range of environmental baseline studies at Springpole to collect the necessary biophysical data to support the EA and prepare the EIS.  These studies include additional and continuing fish community and habitat surveys, Species at Risk surveys, atmospheric environment surveys as well as surface, ground water and hydrology surveys.  These studies are in addition to the robust baseline data that has been collected at the site since 2011.   

Jeff Swinoga, President and CEO of First Mining stated, “With the EIS Guidelines now in hand, we look forward to embarking on a series of consultation meetings with the local communities around our Springpole Gold Project. Through these consultations we hope to gather valuable feedback and implement the information we collect into developing the Environmental Impact Statement.  Springpole is one of the largest, undeveloped gold projects in Canada and we believe that by applying sound environmental practices and considerate development, we can bring significant socio-economic benefits to the surrounding communities.”

For more information, please visit: https://www.firstmininggold.com/

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