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Environmental Assessment Office

Procedural Order Issued

Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project
– Port Metro Vancouver

The Minister has issued a procedural order that establishes the assessment scope, procedures and methods concerning the environmental assessment for the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project. Read More »

December 19, 2014

Procedural Order Varied

Murray River Coal Project
– HD Mining International Ltd.

EAO has varied the procedural order for the environmental assessment of the proposed Murray River Coal Project. Read More »

December 19, 2014

Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate

Eagle Mountain - Woodfibre Gas Pipeline Project
– FortisBC Energy (Vancouver Island) Inc.

EAO has formally accepted an Application from FortisBC Energy (Vancouver Island) Inc. for an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed Eagle Mountain – Woodfibre Gas Pipeline Project on the basis that the Application contains the information required by the Application Information Requirements. Read More »

December 18, 2014

Application Information Requirements

Burnco Aggregate Project
– BURNCO Rock Products Ltd.

EAO has approved the Application Information Requirements for the proposed project. The document specifies the information that must be contained in the proponent's Application for an environmental assessment certificate. Read More »

December 18, 2014

Procedural Order Varied

Aurora LNG Digby Island
– Aurora Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd.

EAO has varied the procedural order for the environmental assessment of the proposed Aurora LNG Digby Island Project. Read More »

December 16, 2014

Environmental Assessment Certificate Amendment Granted

Line Creek Operations Phase II Project
– Teck Coal Limited

Teck Coal Limited has received an Environmental Assessment Certificate Amendment for the Line Creek Operations Phase II Project. Read More »

December 15, 2014

Public Comment and Information Session on Application/Environmental Impact Statement

Murray River Coal Project
– HD Mining International Ltd.

The public is invited to obtain information about and comment on the application for an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed project. An information session will be held in Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia. A 42 day public comment period on the application will start on December 18, 2014 and end on January 29, 2015. All written comments received by online form, fax or mail during this time period in relation to the application will be considered. Read More »

December 11, 2014

Environmental Assessment Certificate Extension Granted

NaiKun Offshore Wind Project
– NaiKun Wind Development Inc.

NaiKun Wind Development Inc. has received an extension to the deadline in their Environmental Assessment Certificate to substantially start the NaiKun Offshore Wind Project. Read More »

December 8, 2014

Application/Environmental Impact Statement for an Environmental Assessment Certificate

Murray River Coal Project
– HD Mining International Ltd.

EAO has formally accepted an Application/Environmental Impact Statement from HD Mining International Ltd. for an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed Murray River Coal Project on the basis that the Application/Environmental Impact Statement contains the information required by the Application Information Requirements. The Application review process has begun. Read More »

December 4, 2014

Procedural Order Issued

Grassy Point LNG Project
– Woodside Energy Holdings Pty Ltd.

EAO has issued a procedural order that establishes the formal scope, procedures and methods concerning the environmental assessment for the proposed Grassy Point LNG Project. Read More »

November 28, 2014

Project Enters Substituted Environmental Assessment Process

Grassy Point LNG Project
– Woodside Energy Holdings Pty Ltd.

The federal Minister of the Environment has agreed to the substitution of the provincial environmental assessment process for the federal process for a 12th project – the Grassy Point LNG Project. The use of one assessment for both levels of government will eliminate the duplication of having two assessments for a single project, while maintaining environmental protection and Aboriginal consultation. The provincial environmental assessment will meet all federal and provincial requirements. Read More »

November 28, 2014

Project Enters Substituted Environmental Assessment Process

Aley Mine Project
– Aley Corporation Limited

The federal Minister of the Environment has agreed to the substitution of the provincial environmental assessment process for the federal process for an 11th project – the Aley Mine Project. The use of one assessment for both levels of government will eliminate the duplication of having two assessments for a single project, while maintaining environmental protection and Aboriginal consultation. The provincial environmental assessment will meet all federal and provincial requirements. Read More »

November 28, 2014

Public Comment Period Closed

Kootenay West Mine Project
– CertainTeed Gypsum Canada Inc.

The proposed Kootenay West Mine Project's public comment period regarding the valued component document has now closed. EAO posts public comments and the proponent's responses to the issues raised in the electronic project information centre (e-PIC). An additional public comment period will be held after CertainTeed Gypsum Canada Inc. submits its application for an environmental assessment certificate. Read More »

November 28, 2014

Public Comment and Open House on Valued Components Document

Terminal A Extension Project
– Rio Tinto Alcan

EAO has announced a public comment period and open house on the draft valued components list for the proposed Terminal A Extension Project. Valued components are aspects of the natural and human environment that have scientific, economic, social or cultural significance. Detailed information on the selected valued components will be provided in the application for an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed project. Effective selection of valued components ensures that the environmental assessment focusses on those issues with the highest potential for significant adverse effects and of the highest value for First Nations, the public and others. The public is invited to obtain information about and comment on the selection of valued components for the proposed project during a 35 day public comment period. Read More »

November 27, 2014

Application Information Requirements

Woodfibre LNG Project
– Woodfibre LNG Limited

EAO has approved the Application Information Requirements for the proposed project. The document specifies the information that must be contained in the proponent's Application for an environmental assessment certificate. Read More »

November 25, 2014

Three LNG Projects Granted Environmental Assessment Certificates

The Pacific NorthWest LNG Project, the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project and the Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project have received Environmental Assessment Certificates. Read More »

November 25, 2014

Environmental Assessment Certificate Extension Granted

Thunder Mountain Wind Project
– Thunder Mountain Wind Limited Partnership

Thunder Mountain Wind Limited Partnership has received an extension to the deadline in their Environmental Assessment Certificate to substantially start the Thunder Mountain Wind Project. Read More »

November 20, 2014

Public Comment on Valued Component Document

Kemess Underground Mine Project
– AuRico Gold Inc.

EAO has released the draft valued components list for the proposed Kemess Underground Mine Project. Valued components are aspects of the natural and human environment that have scientific, economic, social or cultural significance. Detailed information on the selected valued components will be provided in the application for an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed project. Effective selection of valued components ensures that the environmental assessment focusses on those issues with the highest potential for significant adverse effects and of the highest value for First Nations, the public and others. The public is invited to obtain information about and comment on the selection of valued components for the proposed project during a 37 day public comment period. Read More »

November 19, 2014

Procedural Order Varied

Kemess Underground Mine Project
– AuRico Gold Inc.

EAO has varied the procedural order for the environmental assessment of the proposed Kemess Underground Project Read More »

November 19, 2014

Procedural Order Issued

Baldy Ridge Extension Project
– Teck Coal Limited

EAO has issued a procedural order that established the formal scope, procedures and methods concerning the environmental assessment for the proposed Baldy Ridge Extension Project. Read More »

November 19, 2014

Environmental Assessment 101 Public Workshops

Ajax Mine Project
– KGHM Ajax Mining Inc.

The B.C. Environmental Assessment Office and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency are inviting the public to participate in workshops on the environmental assessment process on November 25 and 26, 2014 in Kamloops. The workshops will be a great opportunity to learn more about the environmental assessment process in B.C. Read More »

November 17, 2014

Procedural Order Varied

Eagle Mountain - Woodfibre Gas Pipeline Project
– Fortis BC Energy Vancouver Island Inc

EAO has varied the procedural order for the environmental assessment of the proposed Eagle Mountain - Woodfibre Gas Pipeline Project. Read More »

November 10, 2014

Environmental Assessment Certificate Exemption Granted

Progress Town North Gas Project
– Progress Energy Canada Ltd.

On November 10, 2014 the Executive Director issued an Order under section 10(1)(b) of the Environmental Assessment Act to exempt the Progress Town North Gas Project, proposed by Progress Energy Canada Ltd., from the requirement to obtain an environmental assessment certificate. This exemption was issued because the Executive Director determined that the proposed project would not result in any significant adverse environmental, economic, social, heritage or health effects. Read More »

November 10, 2014

Public Comment and Information Sessions on revised Application Information Requirements/Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines

Ajax Mine Project
– KGHM Ajax Mining Inc.

The public is invited to obtain information about and comment on the revisions to the Application Information Requirements/Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines that result from changes to the Ajax Mine Project layout and design. The Application Information Requirements/Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines establish the detailed information that must be provided when the Proponent submits the application for an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed project. A 30-day public comment period on the revised Application Information Requirements/Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines will run from November 18, 2014 to December 18, 2014. Information sessions will be held in Kamloops, British Columbia on November 25 and 26. All written comments received by online form, fax or mail during this comment period in relation to the revised Application Information Requirements/Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines will be considered. Read More »

November 10, 2014

Application Information Requirements

Fording River Operations Swift Project
– Teck Coal Limited

Environmental Assessment Office has approved the Application Information Requirements for the proposed project. The document specifies the information that must be contained in the proponent's Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate. Read More »

November 7, 2014

Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate

LNG Canada Export Terminal Project
– LNG Canada Development Inc.

EAO has formally accepted an Application from LNG Canada Development Inc. for an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed LNG Canada Export Terminal Project. Read More »

November 7, 2014

Public Comment Period Closed

Peace Valley OSB Project
– Louisiana-Pacific OSB Limited Partnership

The Peace Valley OSB Project's public comment period regarding the proposed Environmental Assessment Certificate Amendment has now closed. EAO posts public comments and the proponent's responses to the issues raised in the electronic project information centre (e-PIC). Read More »

November 7, 2014

Begins Environmental Assessment Process

Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project
– Port Metro Vancouver

Port Metro Vancouver has entered into the environmental assessment process for the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project. The Executive Director orders that the proposed Project be referred to the Minister for a determination under section 14 of the Environmental Assessment Act. Read More »

November 6, 2014

Procedural Order Varied

Woodfibre LNG Project
– Woodfibre LNG Limited

EAO has varied the procedural order for the environmental assessment of the proposed Woodfibre LNG Project. Read More »

November 6, 2014

Environmental Assessment Certificate Exemption Granted

Encana 8-21 Refrigeration Project
– Encana Corporation

On October 30, 2014, the Executive Director issued an Order under section 10(1)(b) of the Environmental Assessment Act to exempt the Encana 8-21 Refrigeration Project, proposed by Encana Corporation, from the requirement to obtain an environmental assessment certificate. This exemption was issued because the Executive Director determined that the proposed project would not result in any significant adverse environmental, economic, social, heritage or health effects. Read More »

October 30, 2014

Public Comment and Open House on Application

LNG Canada Export Terminal Project
– LNG Canada Development Inc.

The public is invited to obtain information about and comment on the application for an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed project. Open houses will be held in Kitimat and Terrace, British Columbia. A 45 day public comment period on the application will start on November 7, 2014 and end on December 22, 2014. All written comments received by online form, fax or mail during this time period in relation to the application will be considered. Read More »

October 31, 2014

Environmental Assessment Certificate Amendment Granted

Upper Lillooet Hydro Project
– Upper Lillooet River Power Limited Partnership, Boulder Creek Power Limited Partnership and North Creek Hydro Power Limited Partnership

Upper Lillooet River Power Limited Partnership, Boulder Creek Power Limited Partnership and North Creek Hydro Power Limited Partnership have received an Environmental Assessment Certificate Amendment for the Upper Lillooet Hydro Project. Read More »

October 30, 2014

Begins Environmental Assessment Process

Crown Mountain Coking Coal Project
– NWP Coal Canada Limited

NWP Coal Canada Limited has entered into the environmental assessment process with the proposed Crown Mountain Coking Coal Project. Read More »

October 30, 2014

Compliance Agreement under Section 36 of the Environmental Assessment Act

Pacific Trail Pipelines Project
– Pacific Trail Pipelines Ltd

Environmental Assessment Office Compliance and Enforcement and Pacific Trail Pipelines Ltd. have entered into a compliance agreement to ensure compliance with the environmental assessment certificate. Read More »

October 28, 2014

Public Comment Period Extended

Peace Valley OSB Project
– Louisiana-Pacific OSB Limited Partnership

The public comment period on a proposed amendment to the Environmental Assessment Certificate for the project and on the Technical Assessment Report for the Waste Discharge Authorization Amendment has been extended to November 6, 2014. All written comments received by online form, fax, or mail before this date will be considered. Read More »

October 28, 2014

Environmental Assessment Certificate Granted

Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project
– Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd.

Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd. has received an Environmental Assessment Certificate for the Coastal GasLink Project. Read More »

October 24, 2014

Environmental Assessment Office has Requested Substitution for the Proposed Grassy Point LNG Project

Grassy Point LNG Project
– Woodside Energy Holdings Pty Ltd.

EAO has submitted a request to conduct a substituted environmental assessment on behalf of the federal government for the proposed Grassy Point LNG Project, located 30 km north of Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Read More »

October 22, 2014

Public Comment and Open House on Valued Component Document

Kootenay West Mine Project
– CertainTeed Gypsum Canada Inc.

EAO has released the draft valued components list for the proposed Kootenay West Mine project. Valued components are aspects of the natural and human environment that have scientific, economic, social or cultural significance. Detailed information for the selected valued components will be provided in the application for an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed project. Effective selection of valued components ensures that the environmental assessment focusses on those issues with the highest potential for significant adverse effects and of the highest value for First Nations, the public and others. The public is invited to obtain information about and comment on the selection of valued components for the proposed project during a 30 day public comment period. Read More »

October 20, 2014

Procedural Order Varied

Kootenay West Mine Project
– CertainTeed Gypsum Canada Inc.

EAO has varied the procedural order for the environmental assessment of the proposed Kootenay West Mine Project. Read More »

October 20, 2014

Public Comment Period Closed

Brucejack Gold Mine Project
– Pretium Resources Inc.

The proposed Brucejack Gold Mine Project's public comment period regarding Pretium Resources Inc.'s application for an environmental assessment certificate has now closed. EAO posts public comments and the proponent's responses to the issues raised in the electronic project information centre (e-PIC). Read More »

October 15, 2014

Environmental Assessment Office has Requested Substitution for the Proposed Aley Mine Project

Aley Mine Project
– Aley Corporation Limited

EAO has submitted a request to conduct a substituted environmental assessment on behalf of the federal government for the proposed Aley Mine Project, located approximately 20 km northeast of the head of the Ospika Arm of Williston Reservoir. Read More »

October 15, 2014

Conditional Environmental Assessment Certificate Granted

Site C Clean Energy Project
– British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority

British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority has received a conditional Environmental Assessment Certificate for the Site C Clean Energy Project. Read More »

October 14, 2014

Procedural Order Issued

Terminal A Extension Project
– Rio Tinto Alcan

EAO has issued a procedural order that establishes the formal scope, procedures and methods concerning the environmental assessment for the proposed Terminal A Extension Project. Read More »

October 10, 2014

Administrative Inspection Results

Jumbo Glacier Resort
– Glacier Resorts Ltd

The Environmental Assessment Office has completed an administrative inspection on key pre-construction requirements in the Jumbo Glacier Resort Environmental Assessment Certificate. Read More »

October 9, 2014

Supplemental Application Information Requirements

Garibaldi at Squamish Project
– Garibaldi at Squamish Inc.

EAO has approved the Supplemental Application Information Requirements for the proposed project. The document specifies the information that must be contained in the proponent's Supplemental Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate. Read More »

October 7, 2014

Procedural Order Issued

Ruddock Creek Mine Project
– Ruddock Creek Mining Corporation

EAO has issued a procedural order that establishes the formal scope, procedures and methods concerning the environmental assessment for the proposed Ruddock Creek Mine Project. Read More »

October 6, 2014

Procedural Order Varied

Pacific NorthWest LNG Project
– Pacific NorthWest LNG Limited Partnership

EAO has varied the procedural order for the environmental assessment of the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG Project. Read More »

October 2, 2014

Upcoming Public Comment and Information Sessions on changes to the Ajax Mine Application Information Requirements/Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines

Ajax Mine Project
– KGHM Ajax Mining Inc.

KGHM Ajax Mining has announced that they have made changes to the design of the Ajax Mine Project. The Environmental Assessment Office and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency will invite the public to obtain information about and comment on proposed changes to the Application Information Requirements/Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines that result from the changes to the design of the mine. The Application Information Requirements/Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines will be made publicly available and there will be a 30-day public comment period on the changes to the Application Information Requirements starting in late November. There will be public information sessions in Kamloops during the public comment period. The Environmental Assessment Office will also host a public session on the environmental assessment process, during the public comment period. The venue and dates will be announced prior to the start of the public comment period.

September 30, 2014

Public Comment and Open House on Certificate Amendment

Peace Valley OSB Project
– Louisiana-Pacific OSB Limited Partnership

The public is invited to obtain information about and comment on a proposed amendment to the Environmental Assessment Certificate for the project. The amendment also serves as a Technical Assessment Report for the Waste Discharge Authorization Amendment. An Open house will be held in Fort St. John. A 35 day public comment period on the application for an amendment will start on September 29, 2014 and end on November 3, 2014. All written comments received by online form, fax or mail during this time period will be considered. Read More »

September 22, 2014