IC Potash Reports Publication of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Ochoa Sulphate of Potash Project
IC Potash Corp. (TSX:ICP,OTCQX:ICPTF) reported that the Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Ochoa Sulphate of Potash Project in southeastern New Mexico was published by the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management in the Federal Register last Friday, August 9, 2013.
As quoted in the press release:
As part of the decision making process, the BLM will solicit public comment on the DEIS. The public review and comment period will be open for 45 days, giving interested stakeholders the opportunity to make their opinions known to the BLM. During the review period, BLM will host three public meetings at the following times and locations:
August 27, 2013 – 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM – National Cave and Karst Research Institute, 400-1 Cascades Ave., Carlsbad, NM 88220
August 28, 2013 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Woolworth Community Library, 100 E. Utah Ave., Jal, NM 88252
August 28, 2013 – 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM – New Mexico Junior College, Training and Outreach Building, 5317 N. Lovington Hwy., Hobbs, NM 88240
ICP President and CEO Sidney Himmel said:
As this important study will show, ICP has designed a project that safeguards the environment while contributing to the economy of Southeastern New Mexico. This includes the use of deep, non-potable water to supply operations, an approach that will not affect shallow, fresh groundwater resources. The publication of the DEIS marks a key milestone for the Project, paving the way for the Company to break ground on construction of the mine and processing facility. With more than 100 full time employees and consultants currently engaged in the Project, it is expected that up to 1,400 new construction jobs, at peak construction activity, will be created; and up to 500 additional new permanent employees will be hired to support commercial operations once construction is completed and production is underway.