In 2011 BC and Rio Tinto Alcan agreed that, based on the information now available regarding the cost and benefit of a water release facility, the decisions of the previous NEEF Management Committee should be reconsidered. The appointment of new Management Committee representatives was the first step to this process. The NEEF Management Committee mandate is unchanged from that stated in the BC/Alcan 1997 Agreement, however the current Committee has the benefit of an additional ten years of information.
Over the past month we have concentrated on defining the process we will use to learn from the public, First Nations and stakeholders about their ideas for use of the fund. We have already heard from some of you on how we should conduct this consultation process and we are open to further suggestions.
Our proposed approach is to conduct the consultation process in four phases;
We have begun the first phase of the process through distribution of introductory letters and have scheduled meetings for the week of January 23 to 27. A meeting
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