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Environmental Assessment Office

Project Withdrawn

Bute Inlet Hydroelectric Project
– Alterra Power Corp.

The Environmental Assessment Office has granted Alterra Power Corp.'s request to have the proposed Europa Creek Hydroelectric Project withdrawn from the Environmental Assessment Process under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act. Read More »

April 28, 2016

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 clarify certain related environmental assessment procedural matters with respect to First Nations consultations. Read More »

April 28, 2016

Project Withdrawn

Europa Creek Hydroelectric Project
– Alterra Power Corp.

The Environmental Assessment Office has granted Alterra Power Corp.'s request to have the proposed Europa Creek Hydroelectric Project withdrawn from the Environmental Assessment Process under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act. Read More »

April 28, 2016

New Guidance Materials Posted

On April 22, 2016, the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) posted three new guidance documents on its website. The new guidance explains how determinations are made about whether a project has been substantially started, how to request an extension to an environmental assessment certificate, and how to request an exemption from the requirement for an environmental assessment certificate. Updated instructions for proponents intending to submit a project description to EAO are now also available on EAO's website. Read More »

April 22, 2016

Formal Acceptance of an Application for an Amendment

Mt. Polley Copper Project
– Mt. Polley Mining Corporation

EAO has formally accepted an Application from Mt. Polley Mining Corporation for an amendment to Environmental Assessment Certificate M96-07 for the Mt. Polley Copper Project. Read More »

April 14, 2016

Procedural Order Varied

Red Mountain Underground Gold Project
– IDM Mining Ltd.

EAO has varied the procedural order for the environmental assessment of the proposed Red Mountain Underground Gold Project. Read More »

April 13, 2016

Procedural Order Varied

Sukunka Coal Mine Project
– Glencore

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

April 13, 2016

Public Comment Period Closed

Ajax Mine Project
– KGHM Ajax Mining Inc.

The proposed Ajax Mine Project's public comment period regarding KGHM Ajax Mining Inc.'s application for an environmental assessment certificate has now closed. Thank you to all who participated in the public comment period. EAO will post the proponent's responses to the issues raised during this comment period. Read More »

April 12, 2016

Project Withdrawn

Rocky Creek Energy Project
– Invenergy LLC

The Environmental Assessment Office has granted Invenergy LLC's request to have the proposed Rocky Creek Energy Project withdrawn from the Environmental Assessment Process under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act. Read More »

April 8, 2016

Begins Environmental Assessment Process

Trans Mountain Expansion Project
– Kinder Morgan Canada

Kinder Morgan Canada has entered into the environmental assessment process with the proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project Read More »

April 8, 2016

Begins Environmental Assessment Process

Towerbirch Expansion Project
– Nova Gas Transmission Ltd.

Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. has entered into the environmental assessment process with the proposed Towerbirch Expansion Project. Read More »

April 8, 2016

Begins Environmental Assessment Process

Enbridge Northern Gateway Project
– Northern Gateway Pipelines Limited Partnership

Northern Gateway Pipelines Limited Partnership has entered into the environmental assessment process with the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Project. Read More »

April 8, 2016

Begins Environmental Assessment Process

North Montney Mainline Pipeline Project
– Nova Gas Transmission Ltd.

Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. has entered into the environmental assessment process with the proposed North Montney Mainline Pipeline Project. Read More »

April 8, 2016

Enforcement Action Issued

Site C Energy Project
– BC Hydro

Environmental Assessment Office Compliance and Enforcement issued an enforcement action to address non-compliances identified during an inspection of the Site C Project. Read More »

April 8, 2016

EA Terminated

Raven Underground Coal Mine Project
– Compliance Coal Corporation

EAO has terminated the environmental assessment (EA) of the proposed Raven Underground Coal Project Read More »

April 6, 2016

Application for an Amendment to an Environmental Assessment Certificate

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

EAO has formally accepted an Application from Red Chris Development Company Ltd. for an amendment to Environmental Assessment Certificate M05-02 for the Red Chris Porphyry Copper-Gold Mine Project. Read More »

April 6, 2016

Project Withdrawn

Kutcho Copper-Zinc-Silver-Gold Mine Project
– Capstone Mining Corp.

The Environmental Assessment Office has granted Capstone Mining Corp.'s request to have the proposed Kutcho Copper-Zinc-Silver-Gold Mine Project withdrawn from the Environmental Assessment Process under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act. Read More »

April 5, 2016

Application Evaluation Extended

Kemess Underground Mine Project
– AuRico Metals Inc.

A 20-day extension to the period for evaluating the Application for an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed Kemess Underground Mine Project has been granted to allow additional time to assess whether the Application meets the requirements of the Application Information Requirements. The deadline for the Application evaluation is now April 22, 2016. Read More »

April 5, 2016

Public Comment Period Closed

Baldy Ridge Extension Project
– Teck Coal Limited

The proposed Baldy Ridge Extension Project's public comment period regarding Teck Coal Limited'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 »

April 5, 2016

Public Comment Period Closed

Grassy Point LNG
– Woodside Energy Holdings Pty Ltd.

The proposed Grassy Point LNG Project's public comment period regarding the draft application information requirements 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 Woodside Energy Holdings Pty Ltd. submits its application for an environmental assessment certificate. Read More »

April 5, 2016

Project Withdrawn

Highland Valley Copper Refinery
– Teck Highland Valley Copper Partnership

The Environmental Assessment Office has granted Teck Highland Valley Copper Partnership's request to have the proposed Highland Valley Copper Refinery Project withdrawn from the Environmental Assessment Process under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act. Read More »

March 31, 2016

Application Information Requirements

WCC LNG Project
– WCC LNG Project Ltd.

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

March 31, 2016

Project Withdrawn

Schaft Creek Mine Project
– Teck Resources Limited

The Environmental Assessment Office has granted Teck Resources Limited's request to have the proposed Schaft Creek Mine Project withdrawn from the Environmental Assessment Process under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act. Read More »

March 23, 2016

Environmental Assessment Certificate Amendment Granted

Pacific Trail Pipelines Project
– Pacific Trail Pipelines Limited Partnership

Pacific Trail Pipelines Limited Partnership has received an Environmental Assessment Certificate Amendment for the Pacific Trail Pipeline Project. Read More »

March 17, 2016

Procedural Order Varied

Blackwater Gold Project
– New Gold Inc.

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

March 15, 2016

Public Comment Period Closed

Northeast British Columbia (NEBC) Expansion Project
– Plateau Pipe Line Ltd.

The proposed Northeast British Columbia (NEBC) Expansion Project's public comment period regarding Plateau Pipe line Ltd.'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 »

March 14, 2016

Environmental Assessment Certificate Amendment Granted

Brucejack Gold Mine Project
– Pretium Resources Inc.

Pretium Resources Inc. has received an Environmental Assessment Certificate Amendment for the Brucejack Gold Mine Project. Read More »

March 11, 2016

Project Withdrawn

Sustut Copper Project
– Selkirk Metals Corporation

The Environmental Assessment Office has granted Selkirk Metals Corporation's request to have the proposed Sustut Copper Project withdrawn from the Environmental Assessment Process under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act. Read More »

March 11, 2016

Environmental Assessment Certificate Amendment

Bevan Avenue Wells Groundwater Supply Development Project
– City of Abbotsford

City of Abbotsford has received an Environmental Assessment Certificate Amendment for the Bevan Avenue Wells Groundwater Supply Development Project. Read More »

March 9, 2016

Procedural Order Issued

George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project
– Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

EAO has issued a procedural order that establishes the formal scope, procedures and methods concerning the environmental assessment for the proposed George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project. Read More »

March 9, 2016

Enforcement Actions Issued

Red Chris Porphyry Copper-Gold Mine Project
– Red Chris Development Company

Environmental Assessment Office Compliance and Enforcement issued enforcement actions to address non-compliances for the Red Chris Mine Project. Read More »

March 9, 2016

Procedural Order Varied

Red Willow Wind Project
– Red Willow Wind Limited Partnership

EAO has varied the procedural order for the environmental assessment of the proposed Red Willow Wind Project. Read More »

March 7, 2016