BURNCO Rock Products posted on August 5, 2014 a revised project description. This is the first communication since the public comment period ended October 19th, 2013. 475 comments to the draft application were posted to the BC Environmental Assessment Office website, and responses to these comments from BURNCO, will eventually be posted on the BCEAO website.
The letter provides a preview of the issues it will seek to mitigate and provides some details on the revisions to the processing area, dock and barging area now they have detailed engineered designs. The size of the processing area appears to be 60% larger and the barge load out jetty is 125 metres closer to the residential area at McNab. The maximum production rate has been reduced by half a million tonnes per annum and the life set at 16 years, but no guarantees an extension won’t be applied for in the future.
What remains …