South32 Ltd and Trilogy Metals Inc., partners in Ambler Metals LLC, have reported the signing of the Record of Decision (RoD) by the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Project (AMDIAP). The RoD approves the development of the northern or ‘A’ route which is to be a 211-mile-long gravel private access road in the southern Brooks Range foothills to provide industrial access to the Ambler Mining District.
The Section 404 Permit, which is governed by the Clean Water Act (CWA), will be issued shortly by the US Army Corp. of Engineers (USACE).
The permitting of the proposed Ambler access road is a significant milestone in the development of the Ambler Mining District. The development of the road will unlock the world class economic potential of the region by allowing greater access to the district and the potential development of the Arctic project, which is in a remote area of northwest Alaska.
South32 CEO, Graham Kerr, said: “We welcome the Record of Decision, a key milestone to further progress the Ambler Metals project. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Trilogy to unlock the value of the project’s high-quality base and precious metals resources, working together to advance it through the current study phase.”
President and CEO of Trilogy Metals, Tony Giardini, added: “I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the BLM and the USACE for overseeing and managing the long approval process for the Ambler Access Road. The formal permitting of the AMDIAP is a significant event for the company and for all Alaskans.”
Read the article online at: https://www.globalminingreview.com/exploration-development/24072020/record-of-decision-filed-for-ambler-access-road/