Teck Highland Valley Copper Operations is advancing a proposed project to extend the life of mine to at least 2040 through an extension of the existing site infrastructure. This extension, referred to as the HVC 2040 Project, would yield approximately 4.3 billion pounds of copper. Highland Valley Copper’s currently permitted life of mine extends to 2027; however, mine production rates are anticipated to decline as early as 2022.
Teck is committed to developing HVC 2040 responsibly, guided by best practices for environmental protection, tailings management, water use and managing greenhouse gases. A detailed description of the Project can be found here.
The HVC 2040 Project will require an Environmental Assessment Certificate (EAC) under the BC Environmental Assessment Act (BCEAA). Teck will work with Indigenous Governments and local Governments, scientific professionals and provincial agencies to ensure that the project is designed to minimize impacts and maximize benefits to communities.
Information relating to the Project environmental assessment can be found on the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) EPIC website.
Teck is committed to responsible resource development and we recognize that building relationships with Indigenous Peoples is fundamental to our success. We are guided by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) Position Statement on Indigenous Peoples and Mining. We recognize that each Indigenous Government may have a different approach to how they assess the Project and how it relates to the BCEAA.
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