Press release from CNW Group
Environmental Assessment Terms of Reference for the Raven Underground Coal Project Issued by Government
Thursday, June 07, 2012
Environmental Assessment Terms of Reference for the Raven Underground Coal Project Issued by Government14:57 EDT Thursday, June 07, 2012TSX-V TRADING SYMBOL: CECVANCOUVER, June 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Compliance Energy Corporation ("Compliance" or the "Company) reports that the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office ("BC EAO") and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency ("CEAA") have issued the Application Information Requirements/Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines ("AIR/EISG") for the Raven Underground Coal Project. The AIR/EISG, or terms of reference, specifies the information that must be contained in the Applications for an Environmental Assessment Certificate and Environmental Approval from the BC and Canadian governments respectively."We are pleased to have received the terms of reference for the environmental assessment of the Raven Project," stated John Tapics, President & CEO. "We have been gathering environmental baseline information on the project since mid 2009 and with this milestone now achieved we are free to complete our Environmental Assessment Applications. Submission of these Applications is expected before year end."The Raven Underground Coal Mine Project is subject to a coordinated review under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and British Columbia's Environmental Assessment Act. An electronic copy of the AIR/EISG and other information regarding the environmental assessment process is available at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca and at www.eao.gov.bc.ca.About Compliance Energy CorporationCompliance Energy Corporation is a mining exploration and development company. Our primary holding is our interest in over 31,000 hectares of coal rights on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, where we are focused on developing the Raven Underground Coal Project of which we hold a 60% interest. The remaining 40% is owned by I-Comox Coal Inc. (a subsidiary of Itochu Corporation of Japan) and by LG International Investments (Canada) Limited (a subsidiary of LG International Corp. of Korea).The Company also holds a number of mineral exploration properties totaling over 24,000 hectares on Vancouver Island, BC which are 100% owned by the Company, some subject to certain royalty requirements. Our shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol CEC and investor information is available on our web site at www.complianceenergy.com.On behalf of the Board ofCOMPLIANCE ENERGY CORPORATIONJohn TapicsChief Executive OfficerNeither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the Policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTSThis release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, future mineral exploration activities, future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion, growth of the Company's businesses, operations, plans and with respect to exploration results, the timing and success of exploration activities generally, permitting time lines, government regulation of exploration and mining operations, environmental risks, title disputes or claims, limitations on insurance coverage, timing and possible outcome of any pending litigation and timing and results of future resource estimates or future economic studies. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "anticipates", "plans", "planning", "planned", "expected" or "looking forward", "does not expect", "continues", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "potential", "anticipates", "does not anticipate", or "belief", or describes a "goal", or variation of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved.Forward-looking statements are based on a number of material factors and assumptions, including the receipt of necessary regulatory approvals, that counterparties to material agreements will duly perform their obligations there under, the results of drilling and exploration activities, that contracted parties provide goods and/or services on the agreed timeframes, that equipment necessary for exploration is available as scheduled and does not incur unforeseen break downs, that no labour shortages or delays are incurred, that plant and equipment function as specified, that no unusual geological or technical problems occur, and that laboratory and other related services are available and perform as contracted. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, future events, conditions, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, prediction, projection, forecast, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the interpretation and actual results of current exploration activities; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future prices of minerals; possible variations in grade or recovery rates; failure of equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; the failure of contracted parties to perform; labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of exploration, as well as those factors disclosed in the company's publicly filed documents. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.For further information: Contact Greg Werbowski, Investor Relations at 604-689-0489 for further information.