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Status: ACTIVE MONITORING

  • NIRB File No:

    08MN053

  • Application No.:

    124703

  • Project Type:

    Mine Development

  • Project Name:

    Production Increase Proposal Extension

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The Production Increase Extension Proposal associated with the approved Mary River Iron Mine was assessed by the NIRB in 2019-2020. It was approved to proceed on June 18, 2020 subject to the terms and conditions of Project Certificate No. 005 Amendment 3. This project dashboard contains the original assessment information as well as monitoring information from 2020 onward.

Modified from the 2018 Project Description: Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation (Baffinland) is a Canadian mining company operating the Mary River Mine Project (the Project). The Project is an open pit iron ore mine located in the Qikiqtani Region of Nunavut on northern Baffin Island, approximately 160 km south-southwest of the nearest community of Pond Inlet (Mittimatalik) and 1,000 km north-northwest of the territorial capital of Iqaluit.

Baffinland received regulatory approval for the Project in 2012. The Approved Project authorizes Baffinland to mine up to 18 Million tonnes per year (Mtpa) from Deposit No. 1. In 2014, Baffinland received approval for an amendment to the Project, called the Early Revenue Phase (ERP), which allows for the additional extraction, transport and shipment of 4.2 Mtpa along a tote road to Milne Port where the iron ore is then shipped to international markets.

The Production Increase Extension Proposal is requesting approval continue the 6 million tonne per year maximum transportation and shipping rate to the end of 2020 or upon approval of Phase 2 Development Proposal. Baffinland anticipates that the 6 Mtpa Modification will be in operation by October 2020.

Assessment Phase / Activity
  • NIRB Final Monitoring Report: Sent to Distribution 2021-01-13
  • Send Notification to Parties 2021-01-12
  • NIRB Issues Site Visit Report 2021-01-05
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Proponent Response received 2021-01-04
  • NIRB Issues Monitoring Report and Recommendations for Proponent 2021-01-04
  • Send Notification to Parties 2020-12-04
  • Send Notification to Parties 2020-11-26
  • Send Notification to Parties 2020-11-26
  • NIRB Final Monitoring Report: Sent to Distribution 2020-11-25
  • NIRB Issues Site Visit Report 2020-11-24
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Proponent Response received 2020-10-15
  • Send Notification to Parties 2020-09-25
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Proponent Response received 2020-09-24
  • Send Notification to Parties 2020-09-04
  • Send Notification to Parties 2020-09-02
  • Send Notification to Parties 2020-08-24
  • Additional Plans: Due Date set 2020-08-24
  • Send Notification to Parties 2020-08-20
  • Send Notification to Parties 2020-08-19
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re Public Hearing Date Set 2020-08-19
  • Send Notification to Parties 2020-08-17
  • NIRB Ltr to Proponent Opportunity to Respond to Comments 2020-08-14
  • Send Notification to Parties 2020-08-06
  • NIRB Ltr to Proponent Opportunity to Respond to Comments 2020-09-04
  • NIRB Ltr to Parties re FEIS Technical Review and Submission of Technical review comments 2020-07-31
  • Send Notification to Parties 2020-07-20
  • Send Notification to Parties 2020-07-20
  • NIRB Ltr to Parties requesting comments on report. 2020-07-20
  • Additional Plans: Due Date set 2020-06-30
  • NIRB Issues Amended Project Certificate to Proponent 2020-06-26
  • NIRB Issues Amended Project Certificate to Proponent 2020-06-19
  • NIRB Issues Amended Project Certificate to Proponent 2020-06-18
  • NIRB Issues Amended Project Certificate to Proponent 2020-06-18
  • NIRB Notice receipt of comments 2020-06-09
  • Additional Plans: Due Date set 2020-05-25
  • NIRB Ltr to Minister(s) re Final Hearing Report 2020-03-04
  • NIRB Ltr to Minister(s) re Final Hearing Report 2020-03-04
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re comments received 2020-02-14
  • Send Notification to Parties 2020-02-13
  • NIRB Ltr to Parties re FEIS Technical Review and Submission of Technical review comments 2020-02-10
  • Additional Plans: Due Date set 2020-02-04
  • NIRB Ltr to Parties re Community Representatives for Community Roundtable at Public Hearing 2020-01-24
  • Additional Plans: Due Date set 2020-01-21
  • NIRB Ltr to Parties re FEIS Technical Review and Submission of Technical review comments 2020-01-10
  • NIRB Ltr to Parties re FEIS Technical Review and Submission of Technical review comments 2020-01-07
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re receipt of Project Certificate Consideration Request 2019-12-09
  • Send Notification to Parties 2019-10-02
  • NIRB Notice to Parties re receipt of final written submissions 2018-06-27
Region
  • North Baffin
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