AuRico Metals announced that the Environmental Assessment Certificate application for its Kemess underground project has been screened and formally accepted for detailed review by the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (EAO).

AuRico is making revisions and reformatting the application to integrate the clarifications and additional information provided by AuRico during the screening period. The British Columbia EAO will initiate the 180-day review once AuRico has submitted the revised application, which is expected to be in approximately two weeks. The EAO is managing the environmental assessment in a substituted process on behalf of British Columbia and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.