LeadFX Inc. (TSX:LFX) announced that the Western Australia Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has set the level of environmental assessment for the company’s proposed hydrometallurgical facility at the Paroo Station mine under Part IV of the Environmental Protection Act 1984.
As quoted in the press release:
The EPA’s assessment follows review of the Company’s environmental referral document (“Referral”) filed with the EPA and made available to the public on February 5, 2018.
The Referral describes the key environmental factors relevant to the construction and operation of the proposed Hydrometallurgical Facility including the expansion to the mining footprint. Under the EPA’s Referral assessment, the Company has been requested to provide additional information for the tailings storage facility and management of groundwater mounding, management of lead and the proposed condition setting framework.
The Company will provide information to support the EPA’s administrative target of completing their report and recommendations to the Western Australian State Government’s Minister for Environment in 12 weeks.
The Minister for Environment will consider the EPA’s report and any public appeals before determining, in consultation with other State Government Ministers, whether the Proposal should be allowed to proceed and if so, under what conditions. No federal government assessment is required.