So... the purchase agreement is dated December 28 2012 and the deposit amount for ECRB was in an account a few months earlier. Perhaps the reclamation plan has been under review for some time already and we may not be that far away from a decision. I have no personal experience with the agency other than well head stats and the odd directive but does anyone care to comment on how long this approval might take? Now the lender has the right to an optional prepayment before the end of March likely depending on SP movement over the next month. This leads me to believe that we're probably fairly close. I do like that they mention 'time is of the essence' in the purchase agreement... better late then never I guess.