15 NOVEMBER 2018
AUTHIER PERMITTING PROCESS ON TRACK FOR 2019
• Authier Lithium Project designed to access most rapid permitting route under Section 22 of Quebec
Environmental Quality Act, with permits targeted for Q3 2019
• No major environmental issues identified by environmental report and hydrogeological study
• Project has unanimous support of municipal council of La Motte
• Experienced mining industry communications/external relations specialist Alexis Segal driving
permitting process as recently appointed Sayona Quebec Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Emerging lithium miner Sayona Mining Limited (ASX: SYA) announced today its confidence in the approvals
process for its flagship Authier Lithium Project, with the company targeting the necessary permits by
Highly experienced mining industry communications and external relations specialist, Alexis Segal, was
recently appointed as Sayona Quebec Vice President, Corporate Affairs with responsibility for successfully
concluding the permitting process (refer ASX announcement 25 September 2018).
The Authier project was designed to access the permitting route under Section 22 of the Quebec
Environmental Quality Act. This requires the project to remain under a maximum production threshold of
2,000 tonnes per day (tpd).
Under this pathway, which includes environmental studies, public consultation is undertaken by the
proponent in accordance with Mining Act specifications.
Following recent consultations with stakeholders in Quebec, Sayona has reaffirmed that the project does not
have any major environmental issue, as demonstrated in the Environmental Assessment Study (EAS) delivered
in May 2018 and the hydrogeological study. The project has also received unanimous support from the
municipal council of La Motte, where it is located.
Sayona has also completed a public consultation based on the Mining Act, which contained recommendations
for project improvements. A number of these measures will be adopted to further enhance the project.
“As demonstrated by our recent definitive feasibility study (DFS) (refer ASX announcement 24 September
2018), the Authier project has the potential to become a profitable and sustainable new lithium mine,
delivering new jobs, investment and other economic benefits to local stakeholders,” said Sayona’s Managing
Director, Dan O’Neill. .....