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Environmental Assessment Certificate Amendment Granted

Chemainus Wells Project
– Municipality of North Cowichan

Municipality of North Cowichan has received an Environmental Assessment Certificate Amendment for the Chemainus Wells Project. Read More »

August 28, 2015

Public Comment and Open House on draft Application Information Requirements

Red Willow Wind Project
– Red Willow Wind Limited Partnership

The public is invited to obtain information about and comment on the draft Application Information Requirements which will specify the detailed information to be provided in the application for an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed project. Open houses will be held in Chetwynd on September 14, 2015 and Tumbler Ridge on September 15, 2015. A 30 day public comment period on the draft Application Information Requirements will start on September 2, 2015 and end on October 2, 2015 . All written comments received by online form, fax or mail during this comment period in relation to the draft Application Information Requirements will be considered. Read More »

August 26, 2015

Draft Application Information Requirements

Red Willow Wiind Project
– Red Willow Wind Limited Partnership

A draft Application Information Requirements which specifies the studies to be conducted and the detailed information to be provided in the Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate is available in the Project information Centre. Read More »

August 26, 2015

Revised Application Information Requirements Template

On August 25, 2015, the Environmental Assessment Office released a revised version of the Application Information Requirements template. The Application Information Requirements set out the information that must be contained in an application for an environmental assessment certificate. The template was revised to include new information requirements and additional guidance and tools for conducting environmental assessments.
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August 25, 2015

Substantial Start Decision

Red Chris Porphyry Copper-Gold Mine Project
– Red Chris Development Ltd.

The EAO Associate Deputy Minister has determined that the Red Chris Porphyry Copper-Gold Mine Project has been substantially started. The environmental assessment certificate will remain in effect for the life of the project. Read More »

August 24, 2015

Substantial Start Decision

Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project
– Partnerships BC

The EAO Associate Deputy Minister has determined that the Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project has been substantially started. The environmental assessment certificate will remain in effect for the life of the project. Read More »

August 24, 2015

Public Comment and Open House on draft Application Information Requirements

Aurora LNG Digby Island Project
– Aurora LNG Ltd.

The public is invited to obtain information about and comment on the draft Application Information Requirements which will specify the detailed information to be provided in the application for an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed project. An open house will be held in Prince Rupert, BC on September 23, 2015. A 30 day public comment period on the draft Application Information Requirements will start on September 1, 2015 and end on October 1, 2015. All written comments received by online form, fax or mail during this comment period in relation to the draft Application Information Requirements will be considered. Read More »

August 24, 2015

Draft Application Information Requirements

Aurora LNG Digby Island Project
– Aurora LNG Ltd.

A draft Application Information Requirements which specifies the studies to be conducted and the detailed information to be provided in the Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate is available in the Project Information Centre. Read More »

August 24, 2015

Substantial Start Decision

Quality Wind Project
– Capital Power L.P.

The EAO Associate Deputy Minister has determined that the Quality Wind Project has been substantially started. The environmental assessment certificate will remain in effect for the life of the project. Read More »

August 14, 2015

Substantial Start Decision

Mica Generating Station Unit 5
– BC Hydro and Power Authority

The EAO Associate Deputy Minister has determined that the Mica Generating Station Unit 5 Project has been substantially started. The environmental assessment certificate will remain in effect for the life of the project. Read More »

August 14, 2015

Substantial Start Decision

Mica Generating Station Unit 6
– BC Hydro and Power Authority

The EAO Associate Deputy Minister has determined that the Mica Generating Station Unit 6 Project has been substantially started. The environmental assessment certificate will remain in effect for the life of the project. Read More »

August 14, 2015

Public Comment and Open House on Application

Sukunka Coal Mine
– Glencore

The public is invited to obtain information about and comment on the application for an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed project. An open house will be held in Chetwynd, BC on September 1, 2015. A 50 day public comment period on the application will start on August 19, 2015 and end on October 8, 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 »

August 12, 2015

Modification of the Application Review Time Limit

Woodfibre LNG Project
– Woodfibre LNG Limited

The 180 day application review period for the proposed Woodfibre LNG Project has been resumed. Read More »

August 10, 2015

Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate

Sukunka Coal Mine Project
– Glencore

The Environmental Assessment Office has formally accepted an Application from Glencore for an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed Sukunka Coal Mine Project on the basis that the Application contains the information required by the Application Information Requirements. The Application review process has begun. Read More »

August 10, 2015

Environmental Assessment Certificate Exemption Granted

Saturn 15-27 Sweet Gas Plant Project
– Encana Corporation

On July 29, 2015, the Executive Director issued an Order under Section 10(1)(b) of the Environmental Assessment Act to exempt the Saturn 15-27 Sweet Gas Plant 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 »

July 29, 2015

Procedural Order Issued

WesPac Tilbury Marine Jetty Project
– WesPac Midstream-Vancouver LLC

EAO has issued a procedural order that establishes the formal scope, procedures and methods concerning the environmental assessment for the proposed WesPac Tilbury Marine Jetty Project. Read More »

July 28, 2015

Public Comment Period Closed

Terminal A Extension Project
– Rio Tinto Alcan

The proposed Terminal A Extension Project's public comment period regarding Rio Tinto Alcan'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 »

July 24, 2015

Approved updated Application Information Requirements

Ajax Mine Project
– KGHM Ajax Mining Inc.

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

July 23, 2015

Procedural Order Varied

Ajax Mine Project
– KGHM Ajax Mining Inc.

EAO has varied the procedural order for the environmental assessment of the proposed Ajax Mine Project to update the scope of the Project as per design changes announced by the Proponent in May 2014. Read More »

July 23, 2015

Project Enters Substituted Environmental Assessment Process

WesPac Tilbury Marine Jetty Project
–  WesPac Midstream-Vancouver LLC

The federal Minister of the Environment has agreed to the substitution of the provincial environmental assessment process for the federal process for a 14th project - the WesPac Tilbury Marine Jetty 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 »

July 13, 2015

Further Assessment Ordered

Morrison Copper/Gold Project
– Pacific Booker Minerals Inc.

The Minister of Environment and the Minister of Energy and Mines have ordered further assessment of the proposed Morrison Copper/Gold Mine Project. Read More »

July 7, 2015

Extension of the Application Review Time Limit

Murray River Coal Project
– HD Mining International Ltd.

The Executive Director has issued an Order under section 24(4) of the Environmental Assessment Act extending the assessment of the Murray River Coal Project. The review is extended for 48 days until August 18, 2015. Read More »

June 30, 2015

Modification of the Application Review Time Limit

Harper Creek Project
– Harper Creek Mining Corp

The 180 day application review period for the proposed Harper Creek Project has been suspended. Read More »

June 30, 2015

Modification of the Application Review Time Limit

Woodfibre LNG Project
– Woodfibre LNG Limited

The 180-day application review period for the proposed Woodfibre LNG Project has been suspended. Read More »

June 30, 2015

Modification of the Application Review Time Limit

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

The 180-day application review period for the proposed Eagle Mountain - Woodfibre Gas Pipeline Project has been suspended. Read More »

June 30, 2015