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2 ABBREVIATIONS, AND DEFINITIONS AADT AANDC AAQO ABA ACE ACRC ADD AERMOD AF Agency (the) AIA AIP AIR AIR Template Aluminerie Amax AMEC AMP amsl AMSSA AN ANFO ANZMEC AOA AP API Application (the) ARD As ASAC ASCE ASDT Average Annual Daily Traffic Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Ambient Air Quality Objectives acid base accounting Adult and Continuing Education Alaska Climate Research Centre Average Daily Dose an air quality dispersion model used for predicting maximum ground level concentrations of contaminants released from a source Soil Adherence Factor-Dermal Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Archaeological Impact Assessment Agreement in Principle Application Information Requirements Application Information Requirements Template with Respect to an Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate pursuant to the Environmental Assessment Act, S.B.C. 2002, c. 43 prepared by the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (BC EAO) October 4, 2010 Aluminerie Lauralco, Inc. Amax of Canada Ltd. AMEC Earth and Environmental Adaptive Management Practice above mean sea level Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC ammonium nitrate ammonium nitrate / fuel oil (explosive) Australian and New Zealand Mineral and Energy Council Archaeological Overview Assessment acid potential American Petroleum Institute The proponent s Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate for the proposed Project, made under section 16 of the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act. acid rock drainage Arsenic Agriculture Canada Expert Committee on Soil Survey American Society of Civil Engineers Average Summer Daily Traffic Page i

3 ASSL ASTM AT ATSDR ATV AVS AVT Adaawk BA BBS BC BC CDC BC CSR BCEAA BC EAO BC EMA BCGNIS BC Housing BC ILMB BCIOM BC MAL BC MARR BC MCFD BC MCSCD BC MELP BC MEM BC MEMPR BC MFLNRO BC MJTI BC MLCSOG BC MNRO BC MOA BC MOE BC MOEd BC MOF BC MOFR BC MOH AMIX Salvage and Sales Ltd. The American Society for Testing and Materials Alpine tundra Agency of Toxic Substances and Disease Registry all terrain vehicle Acid Volatile Sulphides Avanti Mining Inc. (on TSX-V) Oral History Benefit Agreement Breeding Bird Survey British Columbia British Columbia Conservation Data Centre British Columbia Contaminated Sites Regulations British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office British Columbia Environmental Management Act British Columbia Geographic Names Information System British Columbia Housing Management Commission British Columbia Integrated Land Management Bureau British Columbia Input / Output Model British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture and Land British Columbia Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development British Columbia Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations British Columbia Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation British Columbia Ministry of Labour, Community Services and Open Government British Columbia Ministry of Natural Resource Operations British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture British Columbia Ministry of Environment British Columbia Ministry of Education British Columbia Ministry of Forests British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range British Columbia Ministry of Health Page ii

4 BC MOTI BC Moly BC MPSSG BC MSBTC BC MSRM BC MTTI BC MWLAP BC RESD BCTC BC WCA BEC BEDS Bell BGC BMI BMP BMTA BOD 5 B.P. BW BWt BWw C F C fish C invertebrates C lg mammal C plant C sm mammal C s C soil C sw C w Ca CA CAC CaCO 3 CALA CalEPA CCME British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure British Columbia Molybdenum Corporation British Columbia Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General British Columbia Ministry of Small Business, Tourism and Culture British Columbia Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management British Columbia Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Investment British Columbia Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection British Columbia Ministry of Regional Economic and Skills Development British Columbia Treaty Commission British Columbia Workers Compensation Act Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification Biological Effects Database for Sediments Bell Molybdenum Mines Ltd. biogeoclimatic benthic macro-invertebrate Best Management Practice Biodiversity, Mining and Tourism Area 5-day biological oxygen Before Present Body Weight Body Weight Test Species Body Weight Mammalian Wildlife Species Chemical Concentration in Food Concentration of Contaminant in Fish Concentration of Contaminant in Soil Invertebrates Concentration of Contaminant in Large Mammal Concentration of Contaminant in Plant Tissue Concentration of Contaminant in Small Mammal Chemical Concentration in Soil Concentration of Contaminant in Soil Concentration of Contaminants in Surface Water Chemical Concentration in Water calcium Census Agglomeration criteria air contaminant calcium carbonate Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc. California Environmental Protection Agency Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment Page iii

5 CDA Canadian Dam Association CDI Chronic Daily Intake CEA cumulative effects assessment CEA Act Canadian Environmental Assessment Act CEC Cation Exchange Capacity CEE cumulative environmental effects CEJA CE Jones and Associates CEO Chief Executive Officer CEPA Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 CESA Cumulative Effects Study Area CF Conversion Factor CFIA Canadian Food Inspection Agency CFP chance find procedure CH 4 /CO 2 methane and carbon dioxide CIM Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum ClO chlorine monoxide CIT Coast Information Team CI Confidence Interval CLIR Cross-Linked Information Resources Climax Climax Molybdenum Corporation / Climax Canada Ltd. CLO Clary Lake Outlet CMAun Coastal Mountain-heather Alpine Zone Undifferentiated CMHC Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation CMT culturally modified tree CN Rail Canadian National Rail CO carbon monoxide CO 2 carbon dioxide CO 2 eq carbon dioxide equivalent COPC Chemical of Potential Concern COS coarse ore stockpile COSEWIC Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada CP b -W cascade-pool boulder - presence of large woody debris CPS call play-back survey CSA Canadian Standards Act CSC Community Sustainability Committee CSD Census Subdivision CSSC Canadian System of Soil Classification CSTC Carrier Sekani Tribal Council CSWU Construction and Specialized Workers Union Page iv

6 Cv CWBI CWD CWF CWH CWHwm CWHws1 CWHws2 CWS DDT DEM DFO DI DM DO EA EBM EC EC 20 EC 50 Eco-SSL ED EDGM EDI EEAPLIC EEM EFD EHS EIS EMP EMS ENC EPC EPCM ER ERA ERCB ESCIA ESL coefficient of variation Community Wellbeing Index coarse woody debris Canadian Wildlife Federation Coastal Western Hemlock Coastal Western Hemlock wet maritime Coastal Western Hemlock Wet Submaritime Submontane Variant Coastal Western Hemlock Wet Submaritime Montane Variant Canadian Wildlife Service dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane Digital Elevation Model Fisheries and Oceans Canada Diversity Index District Municipality dissolved oxygen Environmental Assessment Ecosystem-Based Management Environment Canada Effective Concentration to Induce a 20% Effect Effective Concentration to Induce a 50% Effect Ecological Soil Screening Level Days per Year Exposed Earthquake Design Ground Motion Estimated Daily Intake Edison Electric Institute s Avian Power Line Interaction Committee Environmental Effects Monitoring Exposure Frequency-Dermal environmental, health and safety Environmental Impact Statement Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management System Engineering Noise Control Exposure Point Concentrations engineering, procurement, and construction management Exposure Ratio Ecological Risk Assessment Energy Resource Conservation Board Economic, Social and Cultural Impact Assessment English as a Second Language Page v

7 ESRI Environmental Systems Research Institute FA Federal Authority FeAsS Arsenopyrite FHCP Fisheries Habitat Compensation Plan FMEA Failure Modes Effects Analysis FO fuel oil FSR Forest Service Road FTE Full-Time Equivalent FUP Free Use Permit FVI Forest Vulnerability Index FWA Framework Agreement on Land Management GBPU Grizzly Bear Population Unit GCO Gitxsan Chiefs Office GDP Gross Domestic Product GHCO Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs Office GHG greenhouse gas GHGRP Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Program GHCN2 Global Historical Climatology Network version 2 GHS Gitxsan Health Society GIS Geographic Information System GLC ground level concentrations GNWT Government of Northwest Territories GPS Global Positioning System GTO Gitxsan Treaty Office GVW gross vehicle weight H 2 O water H 2 SO 4 sulphuric acid H 2 S hydrogen sulphide HADD harmful alteration, destruction or disruption HC Health Canada HCA Heritage Conservation Act HDPE high-density polyethylene HDS high density sludge HHRA Human Health Risk Assessment HIP Heritage Inspection Permit HR Human Resources HRSDC Human Resources and Skills Development Canada HSDA Health Service Delivery Area HSI Habitat Suitability Index Page vi

8 HSR HSRC HMMP HQ Huwilp HWMP Hwy IAPP ibid ICBC ICOLD IDF IFC IFI ILCR IPCC IPP IR IR fish IR invertebrates IR lg mammal IR plant IR sm mammal IR soil IR sw IRIS Irish EPA IS ISO INAC IS ISO ISO / DIS ISQG IUCN JFMC JSA JV KCLUP Habitat Suitability Rating Health, Safety and Reclamation Code Hazardous Materials Management Plan under the EMS Hazard Quotient Plural of wilp (house) Hazardous Waste Management Plan under the EMS Highway Invasive Alien Plant Program the same reference as previously noted Insurance Corporation of British Columbia International Commission on Large Dams Inflow Design Flood International Financial Corporation international financial institutions Incremental Lifetime Cancer Risk Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Independent Power Producers Ingestion or Inhalation Rate Fish Ingestion Rate Soil Invertebrates Ingestion Rate Large Mammal Ingestion Rate Plant Tissue Ingestion Rate Small Mammal Ingestion Rate Soil Ingestion Rate Surface Water Ingestion Rate Integrated Risk Information System Irish Environmental Protection Agency Income Supplement International Organization for Standardization Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Income Support International Standard Organization International Standard Organization / Draft International Standard Interim Sediment Quality Guidelines International Union for the Conservation of Nature Joint Fisheries Management Committee Job Safety Analysis joint venture Kispiox Cranberry Landscape Unit Plan Page vii

9 KEDO Kennco KFP KHSP KKSHRD Knight Piésold KSM KVI KVL L 90 24th L eq L eq 24hr L eq 50 L eq 90 LC 50 LCV LEL LESL LGS LHA LiDAR Lin Lithic(s) LOAEC LOAEL LRDW LRMP LSA LU MAA MAC MCK MCT MCTA MDC MDE MDEQ MDL MDS Kitsumkalum Economic Development Office Kennco Explorations Ltd. Kitselas Forest Products Ltd. Kitselas Head Start Program Kitsumkalum Social History Research Projects Knight Piésold Consulting Ltd. Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell Copper / Gold Mine Project Kitimat Valley Institute Kalum Ventures Ltd. sound pressure level 24 hour average 90 th percentile equivalent sound pressure level equivalent sound pressure level 24 hour average equivalent sound pressure level 50 th percentile equivalent sound pressure level 90 th percentile Lethal Concentration Effective to Result in 50% Mortality Lowest Chronic Value Lower Effects Level Laidlaw Environmental Services Ltd. low grade (ore) stockpile Local Health Area Light Detection And Ranging Linear stone tool or fragments resulting from stone tool manufacture Lowest Observable Adverse Effect Concentration Lowest Observable Adverse Effect Level Land and Resource Data Warehouse Land and Resource Management Plan Local Study Area landscape units Multiple Accounts Analysis The Mining Association of Canada Metlakatla Governing Council Master Commitments Table Molybdenum Concentrate Tolling Agreement Metlakatla Development Corporation Maximum Design Earthquake Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Method Detection Limit multi-parameter data sonde Page viii

10 MeHg MH MHmm1 MHmm2 MHmmp MIBC ML ML/ARD MLA MLS MMER MNBC Molymet MoS 2 MOU MP MPCBC MPMO MSC MSDS Mt. MRP n N n/a NAAQO NAG NCA NCC NCFS NCG NCIC NCTSA NESCP NFA NFESC NGO NH 3 NH 3 -N methyl-mercury Mountain Hemlock Mountain Hemlock Moist Maritime Windward Variant Mountain Hemlock Moist Maritime Leeward Variant Mountain Hemlock Moist Maritime Parkland Subzone methyl isobutyl carbonyl metal leaching metal leaching / acid rock drainage Member of the Legislative Assembly Multiple Listing Service Metal Mining Effluent Regulations Métis Nation of British Columbia Molibdenos y Metales S.A. molybdenite Memorandum of Understanding Member of Parliament Métis Provincial Council of British Columbia Major Projects Management Office Meteorological Service of Canada Material Safety Data Sheet Mount Major Resource Project Number of species / sites / items Number of samples not applicable National Ambient Air Quality Objectives non-acid-generating Nisga a Commercial Groups Northwest Community College Nisga a Child and Family Services Nisga a Commercial Group National Cancer Institute of Canada North Coast Timber Supply Area Northeast Seepage Collection Pond Nisga a Final Agreement Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center Non-Government Organisation ammonia ammonia nitrogen Page ix

11 NHA Northern Health Authority NHA National Housing Act NI no interaction NI National Instrument NLG Nisga a Lisims Government NLUP Nisga a Land Use Plan NNADP National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program NNL No-Net-Loss NO 2 nitrogen dioxide NO 3 nitrate NO x nitrogen oxides NOAEL No Observable Adverse Effect Level NOAEL t No Observable Adverse Effect Level for Mammalian Wildlife Species NOAEL w No Observable Adverse Effect Level for Test Species NOEC No Observable Effect Concentration NP Neutralisation Potential NP/AP ratio neutralisation potential to acid potential acid NPRI National Pollutant Release Inventory NRC National Research Council NRCan Natural Resources Canada NRCC National Research Council of Canada NST Nisga a Settlement Trust NSTP National Status and Trends Program NTFP non-timber forest products NTL Northwest Transmission Line NTS National Topographic System NTU Nephelometric Turbidity Units NUL Nisga a Urban Local NVHA Nass Valley Health Authority NWA Nass Wildlife Area NWC Nass Wildlife Committee NWCC North West Community College NWMDRC Northwest Mine Development Review Committee NWMP Northeast Seepage Water Management Plan NWPA Navigable Waters Protection Act O 2 O 3 OBE OFA oxygen ozone Operating Basis Earthquake Occupational First Aid Page x

12 Off-spec OGMA OH&S OHSAS OP P air PAG PAH PAX PC PCW PDCA PEL PEP PGNAETA PHAC PI PIRI PLA PM PM 2.5 PM 10 PMF PMP PNCIMA PPE PQRA PRG proponent (the) proposed Project (the) PSL PWL PY PYLL QA / QC QXRD RA RAAD Off-specification Old Growth Management Area Occupational Health and Safety Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series One Project Particulate Concentration in Air potentially-acid-generating polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons potassium amyl xanthate Parks Canada Patsy Creek Watershed Plan-Do-Check-Act Probable Effect Limit Provincial Emergency Program Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association Public Health Agency of Canada Lodgepole pine Partnership in Risk Based Corrective Action Implementation Project Labour Agreement particulate matter particulate matter no greater than 2.5 µm of aerodynamic diameter particulate matter no greater than 10 µm of aerodynamic diameter Probable Maximum Flood Probable Maximum Precipitation Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area personal protective equipment Preliminary Quantitative Risk Assessment Preliminary Remediation Goal Avanti Kitsault Mine Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Avanti Mining Inc. Kitsault Mine Project permissible sound level sound power level person-year Potential Years of Life Lost Quality Assurance and Quality control Quantitative X-Ray Diffraction Responsible Authority Remote Access to Archaeological Data Page xi

13 RAF RAF D RAF o RAIS RCMP RD RDEA Rescan RFI RIC RISC ROM ROW RSA RTR RUEA SAG SARA SC SCWG SedQC SedQC SS SedQC TS SEL SFE SFMA SJP SLC SLO SLI SLUPA SMART SMR SMU SMWMP SNDS SPL SPP SO 2 Relative Absorption Factor Absorption Adjustment Factor-Dermal Relative Absorption Factor-Oral Risk Assessment Information System Royal Canadian Mounted Police Regional District Regional District Electoral Area Rescan Environmental Services Ltd. Resource Features Inventory Resource Inventory Committee Resource Inventory Standards Committee run-of-mine Right-of-Way Regional Study Area Reel-to-Reel Road Use Effects Assessment Semi-Autogenous Grinding Species at Risk Act Statistics Canada Soil Classification Working Group Sediment Quality Criteria Sediment Quality Criteria for Sensitive Sites Sediment Quality Criteria for Typical Sites Severe Effects Level shake flask extraction Special Forest Management Area Safe Job Procedure Screening Level Concentration Sad Lake Outlet Sad Lake Inlet Strategic Land Use Planning Agreement specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bounded Standardized Mortality Ratio Soil Map Unit sequential meteoric water mobility procedure Skeena Native Development Society sound pressure level Synchronous Permitting Process sulphur dioxide Page xii

14 SO 4 SO x SOI SOP SRANK SRK SP SQG SQG E SQG HH SRK Consulting SRMP SROW ss SSCP SSTT STAPPA / ALAPCD STI SU SUP SWMP SWP TAH TC TCEQ TDG Act TDI TDP TDS TEL TEM TEOM TFL TIA TL TMF TNT TNTS sulphate sulphur oxides Statement of Intent Standard Operating Procedure Conservation Status Rank SRK Consulting Ltd. suspended particulates Soil Quality Guidelines Soil Quality Guidelines Ecological Soil Quality Guidelines Human Health SRK Sustainable Resource Management Plan Statutory Right-of-Way Structural Stage South Seepage Collection Pond Spiked-Sediment Toxicity Test State and Territorial Air Pollution Program Administrators / Association of Local Air Pollution Control Officials Sexually Transmitted Infection Survey Unit Special Use Permit South Water Management Plan Safe Work Practice total allowable harvest Transport Canada Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act Tolerable Daily Intake total dissolved phosphate total dissolved solids Threshold Effect Limit Terrestrial Ecosystem Mapping tapered element oscillating microbalance Tree Farm License Tailings Impoundment Area transmission loss Tailings Management Facility Trinitrotoluene Tsimshian First Nation Treaty Society Page xiii

15 TOC TRC TRIM TRSA TRV TSA TSP TSS TSX-V TTG TU / TK TUS UMADW UNBC US US ASTDR US EPA USFWS USGS US SARTF UTM UV VC VLI VOC VRI VRPC Waap WAD Walp WH WHMIS WHO Wilp WMO WMU WRMF WSC Total Organic Carbon total residual chlorine Terrain Resource Inventory Mapping Transportation Regional Study Area Toxicological Reference Value Timber Supply Area total suspended particulates total suspended solids Toronto Stock Exchange Vancouver Tradewest Group Traditional Use / Traditional Knowledge Traditional Use Study University of Michigan (Museum of Zoology) Animal Diversity Web University of Northern British Columbia United States United States Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry United States Environmental Protection Agency United States Fisheries and Wildlife Service United States Geological Survey United States Search and Rescue Task Force Universal Transverse Mercator Ultraviolet Valued Component Visual Landscape Inventory Volatile Organic Compounds Vegetation Resource Inventory Varied Radial Point Count House weak acid dissociable House Western Hemlock Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System World Health Organization House World Meteorological Organization Wildlife Management Unit Waste Rock Management Facility Water Survey of Canada Page xiv

16 WQG WWNI XRD water quality guidelines Wilp Wilxo oskwl Nisga a Institute X-Ray Diffraction Page xv

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18 UNITS OF MEASUREMENT o o C degree degree Celsius inch CaCO 3 /t calcium carbonate per tonne cm centimetre cm/a centimetres per annum cm/s centimetres per second dam decametre dam 3 cubic decametres db decibel dba decibel A-scale dm 2 decimetres squared ft 3 cubic feet gal gallon GWh/year gigawatt hours per year ha hectare H:V ratio of horizontal distance of the excavation slope to its vertical rise Hz Hertz kg kilogram kg/d kilograms per day kg/m 3 kilograms per cubic metres kg/mg kilograms per milligram km kilometre km 2 kilometres squared km/h kilometre per hour kohm kiloohm kpa kilopascal kt kilotonne kv kilovolt L litre L/d litres per day L/min litre per minute l/s/km 2 litres per second per kilometre squared L/wk litres per week m metre m/s metres per second masl metres above sea level Page xvii

19 m 3 m 3 /s µg/g µg/l µg/m 3 cubic metres cubic metres per second micrograms per gram micrograms per litre micrograms per cubic metre µm micrometre µs microsiemens µs/cm microsiemens per centimetre µsv/h microsievert per hour mg milligram mg/cm 2 milligrams per centimetre squared mg/d milligrams per day mg/dm 2 -day milligrams per decimetre square per day mg/kg milligrams per kilogram mg/kg/d milligrams per kilogram body weight per day mg/kg/w milligrams per kilogram body weight per week mg/kg wwt milligrams per kilogram by weight mg/l milligrams per litre mm millimetre mm/a millimetres per annum mm/s millimetres per second mm 3 million cubic metres ms/cm millisiemens per centimetre Mt million tonnes MVA megavolt-ampere MW megawatt ng/dm 2 -day nanograms per decimetre squared per day ppb parts per billion ppbv parts per billion by volume ppm parts per million psi pounds per square inch % percent t/d tonnes per day Page xviii

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