Arctic Fibre Inc. has completed the filing requirements for its landing licences in the Canadian Arctic with the submission of a 226-page document to the Nunavut Impact Review Board, Public Works Canada and Industry Canada.
"Six of the seven application requirements were fulfilled in our October 2012 application to Industry Canada, but the landing points and environmental assessments could not be determined until completion of the landing and terrestrial site surveys in late August," said Arctic Fibre CEO Douglas Cunningham.
"Once the Nunavut Impact Review Board has reviewed Arctic Fibre's application and makes a recommendation to support the project, the Minister responsible for Industry Canada can proceed with the issuance of a licence to Arctic Fibre." explained Cunningham.
Concurrent with the landing licence application, the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) has notified Arctic Fibre that its project complies with NPC's planning requirements along the route that it will take through the Nunavut region in Canadian arctic waters. The project has qualified for an exemption from further environmental impact screening by the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.