Silver Lake Ontario Inc. - Environmental Compliance Approval (air)

Instrument type: Environmental Compliance Approval (air)

ERO number
019-4514
Ministry reference number
8404-C7BKEH
Notice type
Instrument
Act
Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Notice stage
Decision Updated
Decision posted
Comment period
October 21, 2021 - December 5, 2021 (45 days) Closed
Last updated

Update Announcement

The proponent changed its name from Harte Gold Corp. to Silver Lake Ontario Inc., and address during the course of ECA review.

September 21, 2022

This consultation was open from:
October 21, 2021
to December 5, 2021

Decision summary

We issued an amended Environmental Compliance Approval (air) with Limited Operational Flexibility to Silver Lake Ontario Inc., for the Sugar Zone Project gold mine located in Unorganized Township of Hambleton, District of Algoma.

Location details

Site address

113 Tukanee Lake Road
Unorganized Township of Hambleton, ON
Canada

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Proponent(s)

Silver Lake Ontario Inc.
161 Bay Street
Suite 2400
Toronto, ON
M5J 2S1
Canada

Decision details

The emission sources from the manufacturing and associated processes that exhaust to the air include:

  • underground mining operations
  • material handling
  • processing
  • tailings management
  • support activities

The amendment includes increases:

  • in the maximum underground mining rate from 850 to 1,400 tonnes of ore per day
  • in the mill production rate from 950 to 1,500 tonnes of ore per day

Other changes include:

  • an additional vent raise
  • an expansion of the existing tailings management facility
  • the construction of an additional tailings management facility

Emissions to the air from this facility include:

  • nitrogen oxides
  • total suspended particulate
  • silica
  • calcium oxide
  • potassium
  • sodium
  • amphibole
  • albite

The Environmental Compliance Approval with Limited Operational Flexibility (air), when issued, permits modifications to the facility subject to limits on operational flexibility that include a production limit for the facility to be specified on the Environmental Compliance Approval with Limited Operational Flexibility (air).

The limited operational flexibility conditions have an expiry date. The company will be required to make an application for amendment at that time to renew these conditions.

Comments received

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No comments were received.

Supporting materials

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Air Approvals, Environmental Permissions Branch
Address

135 St Clair Avenue West
Toronto, ON
M4V 1P5
Canada

Office phone number

How to Appeal

This instrument decision can be appealed. You have 15 days from September 21, 2022 to begin the appeal process.

Carefully review the information below to learn more about the appeal process.

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For instrument decisions published on or after June 1, 2021, please refer to the updated instructions for information on how to appeal a decision.

Appeal process for decisions published before June 1, 2021

If you’re an Ontario resident, you can start the process to appeal this instrument decision.

First, you’ll need to seek leave (i.e. get permission) from the relevant appellate body to appeal the decision.

If the appellate body grants leave, the appeal itself will follow.

Seek leave to appeal

To seek leave to appeal, you need to do these three things:

  1. prepare your application
  2. provide notice to the minister
  3. mail your application to three parties

1. Prepare your application

You’ll need to prepare an application. You may wish to include the following things in your application:

  1. A document that includes:
    • your name, phone number, fax number (if any), and/or email address
    • the ERO number and ministry reference number (located on this page)
    • a statement about whether you are a resident in Ontario
    • your interest in the decision, and any facts you want taken into account in deciding whether you have an interest in the decision
    • the parts of the instrument that you’re challenging
    • whether the decision could result in significant harm to the environment
    • the reason(s) why you believe that no reasonable person – having regard to the relevant law and to any government policies developed to guide decisions of that kind – could have made the decision
    • the grounds (facts) you’ll be using to appeal
    • the outcome you’d like to see
  2. A copy of the instrument (approval, permit, order) that you you are seeking leave to appeal. You’ll find this in the decision notice on the Environmental Registry
  3. Copies of all supporting documents, facts and evidence that you’ll be using to appeal
What is considered

The appeal body will consider the following two questions in deciding whether to grant you leave to appeal:

  1. is there is good reason to believe that no reasonable person, with respect to the relevant law and to any government policies developed to guide decisions of that kind, could have made the decision?
  2. could the decision you wish to appeal result in significant harm to the environment?

2. Provide your notice

You’ll need to provide notice to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks that you’re seeking leave to appeal.

In your notice, please include a brief description of the:

  • decision that you wish to appeal
  • grounds for granting leave to appeal

You can provide notice by email at minister.mecp@ontario.ca or by mail at:

College Park 5th Floor, 777 Bay St.
Toronto, ON 
M7A 2J3

3. Mail your application

You’ll need to mail your application that you prepared in step #1 to each of these three parties:

  • appellate body
  • issuing authority (the ministry official who issued the instrument)
  • proponent (the company or individual to whom the instrument was issued)

Issuing authority
Nancy Orpana
Manager, Air Approvals

Environmental Permissions Branch
135 St. Clair Avenue West
Toronto, ON
M4V 1P5
Canada

(613) 484-2675

Proponent(s)

Silver Lake Ontario Inc.
161 Bay Street
Suite 2400
Toronto, ON
M5J 2S1
Canada


Appellate body

Environmental Review Tribunal
Attention: The Secretary
655 Bay Street
Floor 15
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1E5
(416) 212-6349
(866) 448-2248
OLT.Registrar@ontario.ca

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Include the following:

ERO number
019-4514
Ministry reference number
8404-C7BKEH

This is not legal advice. Please refer to the Environmental Bill of Rights for exact legal requirements. Consult a lawyer if you need help with the appeal process.

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Original proposal

ERO number
019-4514
Ministry reference number
8404-C7BKEH
Notice type
Instrument
Act
Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Proposal posted

Comment period

October 21, 2021 - December 5, 2021 (45 days)

Proposal details

This proposal is for an amendment to the Limited Operational Flexibility for Environmental Compliance Approval (air) No. 7924-BBLL6K for Harte Gold Corp., for the Sugar Zone Project Gold Mine located in Unorganized Township of Hambleton, District of Algoma, Ontario.

The emission sources from the manufacturing and associated processes that exhaust to the air include:

  • underground mining operations
  • material handling
  • processing
  • tailings management
  • support activities

The amendment includes a proposed increase of:

  • the maximum underground mining rate from 850 to 1,400 metric tonnes of ore per day
  • a mill production rate from 950 to 1,500 metric tonnes of ore per day

Other proposed changes include:

  • an additional vent raise
  • an expansion of the existing tailings management facility
  • the construction of an additional tailings management facility

Emissions to the air from this facility include:

  • nitrogen oxides
  • total suspended particulate
  • silica, calcium oxide
  • potassium
  • sodium
  • amphibole
  • albite

The Environmental Compliance Approval with Limited Operational Flexibility (air), when issued, permits modifications to the facility subject to limits on operational flexibility that include a production limit for the facility to be specified on the Environmental Compliance Approval with Limited Operational Flexibility (air).

The limited operational flexibility conditions have an expiry date. The company will be required to make an application for amendment at that time to renew these conditions.

Supporting materials

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Comment

Commenting is now closed.

This consultation was open from October 21, 2021
to December 5, 2021

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