Environmental Impact Assessment Registration
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a process through which the environmental impacts potentially resulting from a proposed project are identified and assessed early in the planning process. EIA identifies steps that can be taken to avoid negative environmental impacts or reduce them to acceptable levels before they occur. EIA therefore, represents a proactive, preventative approach to environmental management and protection.
All proponents of undertakings that require registration under the EIA regulation, except a municipality, a band or council of a band as defined by the Indian Act (Canada), a Canadian charitable organization, and an individual who proposes to carry out an undertaking in relation to a private residence.
The completion of the EIA review process is a regulated requirement for projects or undertakings that are listed in Schedule A of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulation. The Regulation also identifies the Category and applicable fee for the projects or undertakings listed under Schedule A. The Sustainable Development, Planning and Impact Evaluation Branch of the Department manages the EIA process and at the conclusion of the process, the Minister can: Issue a Determination allowing the project to proceed subject to conditions imposed to protect the environment; Deny the project with the assent of the Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council, or; Require further study to assess the nature and significance of the potential impacts.
|Fee Description||Rate in $||Effective Date|
|Category 1 (paragraphs a, b, c, d, f, g, j, k, m, m.1, w of Schedule A)||5,500.00||2012-03-30|
|Category 2 (paragraphs e, h, i, n, o, q of Schedule A)||2,750.00||2012-11-06|
|Category 3 (paragraph l, p, r, s, t, u, v of Schedule A)||1,100.00||2012-03-30|