Government of New Brunswick


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.


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 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.

NOTICE: The Department of Environment and Local Government’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) registration process is being modernized through the development of an online EIA portal. Before submitting EIA registration documents, please contact the EIA Branch at or (506) 444-5382 for assistance with the new online registration process. Thank you.

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:


Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
Registration Fee: 
Category 1 (paragraphs a, b, c, d, f, g, j, k, m, m.1, w of Schedule A) 5,500.002012-04-01
Category 2 (paragraphs e, h, i, n, o, q of Schedule A)2,750.002012-04-01
Category 3 (paragraph l, p, r, s, t, u, v of Schedule A)1,100.002012-04-01