Avanti Mining Inc. (OTC Other: AVNMF; TSX-V: AVT) announced this morning that it has received approval for the Application Information Requirements (AIR) of its Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Kitsault Mine Project in northern BC. This document meets the requirements of the British Columbia Environmental Assesment Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The AIR specifies the information that must be contained in the EA Application for the Environmental Certificate and is valid for a period of three years from its approval date of October 6, 2011.
Commenting in the release, Mr. Craig J. Nelsen, President and CEO stated: “Approval of the AIR is a significant milestone within the Environmental Assessment process. With its acceptance, all the information needed in the EA Application is specified. Avanti and its consultants have been collecting and analyzing new environmental baseline information, as well as over twenty years of previous operators environmental and reclamation information to inform this application. The EA Application is substantially complete and we hope to submit it for screening review to the regulators during the current quarter.”