Pacific Booker Minerals (TSXV:BKM,NYSEMKT:PBM) reported on the extent of work completed during the Morrison Copper/Gold Project Environmental Assessment period. The Company completed all work according to the Approved Terms of Reference, submitted an Addendum to the EAC Application, and prepared an Application Information Key to assist the Reviewers by identifying the order of precedence of the various documents submitted.
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The Company completed all work according to the Approved Terms of Reference (“TOR”). The TOR specified the information requirements for conducting the environmental assessment and was approved by the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (“BCEAO”) in May 2009.
The Environmental Assessment Certificate (“EAC”) documentation contained approximately 16,000 pages. As a result of comments received from Reviewers during the Application Screening and Review process, the Company submitted an Addendum to the EAC Application; a Review Response Report Rev 1; a Review Response Report Rev 2; a 3rd Party Review Response Report and a 3rd Party Review Response Report Addendum in addition to the EAC Application submitted in September 2009.
As a result of the large number of individual documents submitted, the Company prepared an Application Information Key (“AIK”). The AIK’s purpose was to assist the Reviewers by identifying the order of precedence of the various documents submitted. Effectively, the order of precedence addresses any potential differences between documents, such as variations in results or assessments, by identifying the more current documents that take precedence over prior documents. The AIK summarizes the primary change from the EAC Application of September 2009.
The BCEAO concluded that the Company adequately and reasonably addressed all the issues raised by the government agencies, First Nations and the public (over 70 government agency reviewers, nine organizations and over 800 issues/comments).