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Environmental Assessment Office

Public Comment Period Closed

Woodfibre LNG Project
– Woodfibre LNG Limited

The proposed Woodfibre LNG Project's public comment period regarding the selection of valued components 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 Woodfibre LNG Limited submits its application for an environmental assessment certificate. Read More »

July 28, 2014

Application Information Requirements

Nulki Hills Wind Project
– Innergex Wind Energy Inc.

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 »

July 21, 2014

Ruddock Creek Mine Project

Eighth Project Enters Substituted Environmental Assessment Process
– Ruddock Creek Mining Corporation

The federal Minister of the Environment has agreed to the substitution of the provincial environmental assessment process for the federal one for an eighth project - the Ruddock Creek 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 »

July 16, 2014

Public Comment Period Closed

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project
– Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Ltd.

The proposed Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project's public comment period regarding Prince Rupert Gas Transmission 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 »

July 15, 2014

Procedural Order Issued

Kemess Underground Mine Project
– AuRico Gold Inc.

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

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

Aurora LNG Grassy Point Project
– Aurora Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd.

EAO has submitted a request to conduct a substituted environmental assessment on behalf of the federal government for the proposed Aurora LNG Grassy Point Project, located in the Prince Rupert region sited at Grassy Point. Read More »

July 8, 2014

Environmental Assessment Office has Requested Substitution for the Proposed Aurora LNG Digby Island Project

Aurora LNG Digby Island
– Aurora Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd.

EAO has submitted a request to conduct a substituted environmental assessment on behalf of the federal government for the proposed Aurora LNG Digby Island Project, located in the Prince Rupert region sited at Digby Island. Read More »

July 8, 2014

Public Comment Period Closed

Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project
– Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Ltd.

The proposed Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project's public comment period regarding Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission 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 »

July 2, 2014

Environmental Assessment Certificate Granted

Meikle Wind Energy Project
– Meikle Wind Energy Limited Partnership

Meikle Wind Energy Limited Partnership has received an Environmental Assessment Certificate for the Meikle Wind Energy Project. Read More »

June 30, 2014

Public Comment Period Extended

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project
– Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Ltd.

The Environmental Assessment Office is extending the public comment period for the proposed Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project it will now end at midnight on July 14, 2014, rather than July 10, 2014. This extension is to accommodate for an unexpected interruption in access to the electronic Project Information Centre from June 20-23, 2014. The Environmental Assessment Office apologizes for any inconvenience that this may have caused. Read More »

June 26, 2014

Public Comment Period Extended

Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project
– Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Ltd.

The Environmental Assessment Office is extending the public comment period for the proposed Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project it will now end at midnight on June 30, 2014, rather than June 27, 2014. This extension is to accommodate for an unexpected interruption in access to the electronic Project Information Centre from June 20-23, 2014. The Environmental Assessment Office apologizes for any inconvenience that this may have caused. Read More »

June 25, 2014

Environmental Assessment Certificate Exemption Granted

North Thompson Emergency Water Intake Project
– City of Kamloops

On June 25, 2014, the Executive Director issued an Order under section 10(1)(b) of the Environmental Assessment Act to exempt the North Thompson Emergency Water Intake Project, proposed by the City of Kamloops, 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 »

June 25, 2014

Public Comment Period Extended

Woodfibre LNG Project
– Woodfibre LNG Limited

The Environmental Assessment Office is extending the public comment period for the proposed Woodfibre LNG Project it will now end at midnight on July 27, 2014, rather than July 22, 2014. This extension is to accommodate for an unexpected interruption in access to the electronic Project Information Centre from June 20-23, 2014. The Environmental Assessment Office apologizes for any inconvenience that this may have caused. Read More »

June 25, 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 »

June 25, 2014

Environmental Assessment Certificate Amendment Granted

Upper Lillooet Hydro Project
– Innergex Renewable Energy Inc.

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has received an Environmental Assessment Certificate Amendment for the Upper Lillooet Hydro Project. As part of the EAO's continuing efforts to provide information about our decisions, we have included a presentation from the company that gives a clear explanation of the purpose of the amendment. Read More »

June 24, 2014

Begins Environmental Assessment Process

Aurora LNG Grassy Point
– Nexen Energy ULC

Nexen Energy ULC has entered into the environmental assessment process with the proposed Aurora LNG Grassy Point Project. Read More »

June 24, 2014

Begins Environmental Assessment Process

Aurora LNG Digby Island
– Nexen Energy ULC

Nexen Energy ULC has entered into the environmental assessment process with the proposed Aurora LNG Digby Island Project. Read More »

June 24, 2014

Public Comment Period Extended

Woodfibre LNG Project
– Woodfibre LNG Limited

Woodfibre LNG Ltd. has provided an additional document detailing their intended list of projects and activities to consider in their cumulative effects assessment and the potential accidents and malfunctions they will provide information on. As a result of this new information being provided, EAO is extending the public comment period so that it ends on July 22, 2014, rather than the original end date of July 11, 2014. All written comments received by online form, fax or mail during this comment period in relation to the selection of valued components and cumulative effects of accidents and malfunctions will be considered. Read More »

June 20, 2014

Project Withdrawn

Pembina Condensate Pipeline Project
– Pembina Pipeline Corporation

The Environmental Assessment Office has granted Pembina Pipeline Corporation's request to have the proposed Pembina Condensate Pipeline Project withdrawn from the environmental assessment process under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act. Read More »

June 17, 2014

Open House Location Change - Hazelton

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project
– Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Ltd.

Please note that the location for the June 18, 2014 Open House in Hazelton has been changed. Read More »

June 13, 2014

Project Withdrawn

Wolverine Secure Landfill Project
– Tervita Corporation

The Environmental Assessment Office has granted Tervita Corporation's request to have the proposed Wolverine Secure Landfill Project withdrawn from the environmental assessment process under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act. Read More »

June 12, 2014

Begins Environmental Assessment Process

Terminal A Extension Project
– Rio Tinto Alcan

Rio Tinto Alcan has entered into the environmental assessment process with the proposed Terminal A Extension Project. Read More »

June 9, 2014

Begins Environmental Assessment Process

Baldy Ridge Extension Project
– Teck Coal Limited

Teck Coal Limited has entered into the environmental assessment process with the proposed Baldy Ridge Extension Project. Read More »

June 5, 2014

Public Comment and Open House on Valued Component Selection Document

Woodfibre LNG Project
– Woodfibre LNG Limited

The public is invited to obtain information about and comment on the selection of valued components for which detailed information will be provided in the application for an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed project. An open house will be held in Squamish on June 18, 2014. A 30 day public comment period will start on June 12, 2014, and end on July 11, 2014. All written comments received by online form, fax or mail during this comment period in relation to the selection of valued components will be considered. Read More »

June 5, 2014

Valued Components Selection Document and Revised Project Description Released

Woodfibre LNG Project
– Woodfibre LNG Limited

The EAO has released the draft Valued Component Selection Document for the Woodfibre LNG Project along with a revised description of the Project. Valued Components are aspects of the natural and human environment that have scientific, economic, social or cultural significance. A collaborative approach between the EA working group and Woodfibre LNG Limited has resulted in the effective selection of valued components. This work ensures that the environmental assessment focusses on those issues with the highest potential for significant adverse effects and the highest value for First Nations, the public and others. The revised project description has been drafted to present a summary of the Project and its environmental setting to support the engagement and consultation process for the provincial and federal EA reviews of the Project. Read More »

June 5, 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 to allow for an alternate approach to the public consultation for the pre-application phase for the environmental assessment. The intention of seeking public comments is to ensure that all valued components that might be impacted by the proposed Project are identified for consideration as part of the assessment process. Valued components are aspects of the natural and human environment that have scientific, economic, social or cultural significance. In an attempt to better engage the public on the selection of valued components, the EAO will consult the public on the selection of valued components rather than the typical EAO practice of consulting on the Application Information Requirements. Read More »

June 5, 2014

Environmental Assessment Certificate Amendment Granted

Tretheway Creek Waterpower Project
– Creek Power Inc.

Creek Power Inc. has received an Environmental Assessment Certificate Amendment for the Tretheway Creek Waterpower Project. Read More »

June 5, 2014

Environmental Assessment Office has Requested Substitution for the Proposed Ruddock Creek Mine Project

Ruddock Creek Mine Project
– Ruddock Creek Mine Corporation

EAO has submitted a request to conduct a substituted environmental assessment on behalf of the federal government for the proposed Ruddock Creek Mine Project, located northeast of Kamloops, British Columbia. Read More »

May 30, 2014

Procedural Order Varied

Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project
– Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Ltd.

EAO has varied the procedural order for the environmental assessment of the proposed Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission to amend the Application Information Requirements. Read More »

May 29, 2014

Project Withdrawn

Statlu Creek Waterpower Project
– Innergex Renewable Energy Inc.

The Environmental Assessment Office has granted Innergex Renewable Energy Inc.'s request to have the proposed Statlu Creek Water Power Project withdrawn from the environmental assessment process under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act. Read More »

May 28, 2014

Project Withdrawn

Mount McDonald Wind Power Project
– Rupert Peace Power Corp.

The Environmental Assessment Office has granted Rupert Peace Power Corp.'s request to have the proposed Mount McDonald Wind Power Project withdrawn from the environmental assessment process under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act. Read More »

May 22, 2014

Procedural Order Varied

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project
– Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Ltd.

EAO has varied the procedural order for the environmental assessment of the proposed Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project. Read More »

May 22, 2014

Environmental Assessment Certificate Amendment Granted

Peace Valley OSB Project
– Slocan-LP OSB Corp.

Slocan-LP OSB Corp. has received an Environmental Assessment Certificate Amendment for the Peace Valley OSB Project. Read More »

May 16, 2014

Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project
– Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Ltd.

EAO has formally accepted an Application from Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Ltd. for an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project on the basis that the Application contains the information required by the Application Information Requirements. The Application review process has begun. Read More »

May 16, 2014

Public Comment and Open House on Application

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project
– Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Ltd.

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 Terrace, Port Edward, Hazelton, Smithers, Hudson's Hope, Mackenzie and Fort St. James, British Columbia. A 45 day public comment period on the application will start on May 26, 2014 and end on July 10, 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 »

May 16, 2014

Application Information Requirements

Blackwater Gold Project
– New Gold Inc.

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 »

May 16, 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 »

May 15, 2014

Procedural Order Issued

Kemess Underground Mine Project
– AuRico Gold Inc.

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

May 14, 2014

Project Withdrawn

Nascall River Hydroelectric Project
– 445026 BC Ltd

The Environmental Assessment Office has granted 445026 BC Ltd. request to have the proposed Nascall River Hydroelectric Project withdrawn from the environmental assessment process under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act. Read More »

May 14, 2014

Procedural Order Varied

Pacific Northern Gas Looping Project
– Pacific Northern Gas Ltd.

EAO has varied the procedural order for the environmental assessment of the proposed Pacific Northern Gas Looping Project. Read More »

May 13, 2014

Procedural Order Varied

Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project
– Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd.

EAO has varied the procedural order for the environmental assessment of the proposed Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project. Read More »

May 13, 2014

Site C Joint Review Panel Report Publicly Released

Site C Clean Energy Project
– BC Hydro

The provincial and federal governments have publicly released the report of the Joint Review Panel that reviewed the proposed Site C Clean Energy Project. Read More »

May 8, 2014

Public Comment and Open House on Application

Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project
– Spectra Energy

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 Prince Rupert, Terrace, New Hazelton, Fort St. James, Mackenzie, Hudson's Hope, and Fort St. John, British Columbia. A 45 day public comment period on the application will start on May 14, 2014 to June 27, 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 »

May 6, 2014

Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate

Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project
– Spectra Energy

EAO has formally accepted an Application from Spectra Energy for an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project on the basis that the Application contains the information required by the Application Information Requirements. The Application review process has begun. Read More »

May 6, 2014

Public Comment Period Closed

Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project
– Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd.

The proposed Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project's public comment period regarding Coastal GasLink Pipeline 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 »

May 6, 2014

Application Evaluation Extended

KSM Project
– Seabridge Gold Inc.

A 49-day extension to the period for reviewing the Application for an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed KSM Project has been granted, as requested by Seabridge Gold Inc. The deadline for the Application review is now June 12, 2014. Read More »

April 29, 2014