TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crystal Peak Minerals Inc. (Crystal Peak or the Company) (TSXV: CPM, OTCQX: CPMMF) is pleased to provide an update on the permitting process for its Sevier Playa Potash Project (the Project) located in southwestern Utah. Following the restoration of government services, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) notified the Company that the public comment period for the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) had closed on January 14, 2019 consistent with the Federal Register Notice published November 30, 2018. This close of the comment period is in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality regulations for implementing NEPA, and other governing policies.
The BLM received fewer than ten comment letters including one that was submitted by Crystal Peak. The BLM will consider and respond to the comments in the final environmental impact statement.
John Mansanti, Chief Executive Officer of Crystal Peak, said; “Completion of this public input period is an important milestone for us. We are encouraged by the low volume of comments that will require BLM’s consideration and response. We are further encouraged and more confident in our earlier schedule projections regarding receipt of Notice to Proceed.”
Earlier, Crystal Peak released a timeline indicating that the Notice to Proceed was expected in Q4 2019 and, pending funding, anticipated a start of construction shortly thereafter. The close of the public comment period is in keeping with this timeline.
About Crystal Peak Minerals Inc.
Crystal Peak is focused on the production of premium-priced specialty fertilizers such as sulfate of potash. The Company controls, directly, or through agreement, mineral leases on more than 124,000 acres on the Sevier Playa in Millard County, Utah. With a brine mineral resource known to contain potassium, magnesium, sulfate, and other beneficial minerals, Crystal Peak is targeting the production of specialty fertilizers and associated products through the use of brine extraction and a cost-effective solar evaporation process. Sulfate of Potash (SOP) and other specialty fertilizers are used in the production of high value, chloride-sensitive crops such as tree nuts, fruits, and vegetables.
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This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, the permitting and construction of the Project, the targeting of the development and production of specialty fertilizers and associated minerals, including SOP, through the use of a cost-effective solar evaporation process; and Crystal Peak’s future business. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “is expected”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases; or terms that state that certain actions, events, or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might”, or “will be taken”, “could occur”, or “be achieved”. Forward-looking information is based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the information is made, and is based on, a number of assumptions and is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including but not limited to the timing of obtaining the necessary permits to proceed with the Project and finalizing the extension of the maturity date of the loan, that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Crystal Peak to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Although Crystal Peak has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated, or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Crystal Peak does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.