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Environmental Assessment Office

Environmental Assessment Office

The Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) is a neutral agency that manages the review of proposed major projects in British Columbia, as required by the Environmental Assessment Act.

The environmental assessment process provides for the thorough, timely and integrated assessment of the potential environmental, economic, social, heritage and health effects that may occur during the lifecycle of these projects, and provides for meaningful participation by First Nations, proponents, the public, local governments, and federal and provincial agencies.

EAO Business and Organizational Structure

The BC Environmental Assessment Office underwent a business and organizational restructuring in order to enhance its focus, efficiency and effectiveness. Please refer to the documents below for more info:

The Fairness and Service Code for EAO has been developed to give project proponents, First Nations and the public an understanding of what can be expected during a provincial environmental assessment.

Ministry Service Plans

How the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 2012 affects
Environmental Assessments in BC