AuRico Metals has received the required Environmental Assessment approval for the Company's wholly-owned Kemess Underground Project ("the Project"). On March 15, 2017, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency ("CEAA") issued a positive Decision Statement and the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office ("EAO") granted an Environmental Assessment Certificate for the Project. These decisions conclude the Project's environmental assessment review process and there are no further major provincial or federal environmental assessments or approvals required aside from regular course permitting.
The EAO managed the Environmental Assessment for the Kemess Underground Project in a Substituted Process on behalf of British Columbia and CEAA, the latter of which is on behalf of the Federal Government of Canada. The Project will require a number of additional normal course licenses and permits which are expected to be received early in 2018.