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Aquila Provides Back Forty Permit STatus Update

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Aquila Resources (TSX:AQA) has announced that the company has responded to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s (MDEQ) request for additional information pertaining to its previously filed Mine Permit Application (MPA). As quoted in the press release: The MDEQ’s Mining Team has conducted a thorough review of the Back Forty Project MPA. The application was …

Aquila Resources (TSX:AQA) has announced that the company has responded to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s (MDEQ) request for additional information pertaining to its previously filed Mine Permit Application (MPA).
As quoted in the press release:

The MDEQ’s Mining Team has conducted a thorough review of the Back Forty Project MPA. The application was submitted to the Office of Oil, Gas and Minerals of the MDEQ on November 12, 2015 under the requirements of Part 632, Nonferrous Metallic Mineral Mining, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994, PA 451, as amended (NREPA) (Part 632).  Public comments received during the public comment period were taken into consideration as part of the MDEQ’s review.

On May 9th, 2016, the MDEQ’s Mining Team notified the Company of a number of areas where additional information and clarification were necessary to complete a comprehensive and accurate review of the MPA.  Part 632 allows for the request of additional information to supplement, clarify and support the projects activities proposed in the MPA. In total, the MDEQ forwarded 197 questions that required clarification and response from the Company.

Based on the regulatory review schedule encompassed in Part 632, Aquila anticipates that the MDEQ will render a proposed decision on the MPA in July 2016 pending its review of Aquila’s response to the 197 questions.

Click here to read the full press release.

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