Environmental Assessment Office

Procedural Guides and Templates



  • Guidelines for Preparing Project Descriptions (2016)

    This document provides guidelines for proponents preparing a Project Description for projects that are or will likely be reviewable under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act

  • Guidance on Requesting a Certificate Exemption(2016)

    This document describes (1) the process for proponent to request an exemption from certificate requirements under s. 10(1)(b) of the Environmental Assessment Act, and (2) EAO's review and decision making process in considering the request.

  • Exemption Order Template (2017)
  • Valued Components Guidelines (2013)
  • Application Information Requirements Template (2015)

    The Application Information Requirements describes the information that must be provided by a proponent in an application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate. The document is also used to determine whether an application contains all the necessary information and therefore may proceed to the review stage of the environmental assessment.

Companion Documents:

Application Review:

Post Certificate:

Public Participation:


Compliance and Enforcement:

Federal Guidance:

Other Resource Documents: