Bingay Main Coal Project

Centermount Coal Limited is proposing the construction, operation, and decommissioning of an open pit coal mine located approximately 21 kilometres north of Elkford, in southeastern British Columbia. As proposed, the project would produce 1 million tonnes of coal per year over a mine life of approximately 13 years.

Latest update

August 29, 2022 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada has determined it will not extend the three-year time limit for Centermount Coal Limited to provide the required information or studies for the environmental assessment. The proponent has not provided the Agency with the required information or studies within the legislated time limit.

The environmental assessment for the Bingay Main Coal Project has terminated.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
20 Notice of Termination - August 29, 2022
13 Revised Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines (Updated March 23, 2020) PDF (1.2 MB) March 16, 2020
12 Revised Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (3.5 MB) August 16, 2017
8 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - January 18, 2013
7 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - January 17, 2013
4 Summary of the Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (3.6 MB) December 3, 2012


Bingay Main Coal Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
210A - 757 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3M2
Telephone: 604-666-2431
Fax: 604-666-6990

  • Location

    • Elkford (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

  • Proponent

    Centermount Coal Limited
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

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