SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report: (Date of earliest event reported) June 28, 2021
NOVAGOLD RESOURCES INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
|(State of Incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification)|
201 South Main Street, Suite 400, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
Toronto Stock Exchange
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD
On June 28, 2021, we issued a press release addressing an appeal filed in Alaska Superior Court by Earthjustice of the decision by the Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) to uphold the state’s Clean Water Act 401 Certification (the “401 Certification”). Earthjustice filed the appeal on behalf of Orutsararmiut Native Council (ONC) on June 28, 2021. The 401 Certification was originally granted for the Donlin Gold project on August 10, 2018. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and incorporated herein by reference.
The information contained in the press release attached hereto is being furnished and shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
|99.1||Press release, dated June 28, 2021 issued by NOVAGOLD RESOURCES INC. entitled “Donlin Gold Affirms Its Strong Support for ADEC Commissioner’s Upholding of Section 401 Certification.”|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File – The cover page interactive data file does not appear in the Interactive Data File because its XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Dated: June 29, 2021||NOVAGOLD RESOURCES INC.|
|By:||/s/ David A. Ottewell|
|David A. Ottewell|
|Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|