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Environmental Assessment Office

Project Withdrawn

Marten Ridge Wind Energy Project
– Izzy Projects

The Marten Ridge Wind Energy Project proposed by Izzy Projects has been withdrawn from the Environmental Assessment Process under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act. Read More »

May 30, 2016

Project Withdrawn

Nicomen Wind Energy Project
– Izzy Projects

The Nicomen Wind Energy Project proposed by Izzy Projects has been withdrawn from the Environmental Assessment Process un the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act. Read More »

May 30, 2016

Project Withdrawn

Upper Pitt River Water Power Project
– Run of River Power Inc.

The Upper Pitt River Water Power Project proposed by Run of River Power Inc. has been withdrawn from the Environmental Assessment Process under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act. Read More »

May 30, 2016

Environmental Assessment Certificate Amendment Granted

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

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Ltd. has received two Environmental Assessment Certificate Amendments for the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project. Read More »

May 27, 2016

Application Information Requirements

George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project
– Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Environmental Assessment Office 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 24, 2016

Environmental Assessment Certificate Amendment Granted

Mount Polley Copper-Gold Mine Project
– Mount Polley Mining Corporation

Mount Polley Mining Corporation has received an Environmental Assessment Certificate Amendment for the Mount Polley Copper-Gold Mine Project. Read More »

May 20, 2016

Begins Environmental Assessment Process

Kitimat Clean Refinery Project
– Kitimat Clean Ltd.

Kitimat Clean Ltd. has entered into the environmental assessment process with the proposed Kitimat Clean Refinery Project. Read More »

May 19, 2016

Project Withdrawn

Mount George Wind Park Project
– Northland Power Inc.

The Mount George Wind Park Project proposed by Northland Power Inc. has been withdrawn from the Environmental Assessment Process under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act. Read More »

May 16, 2016

Project Withdrawn

Mount Kathleen Wind Park Project
– Northland Power Inc.

The Mount Kathleen Wind Park Project proposed by Northland Power Inc. has been withdrawn from the Environmental Assessment Process under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act. Read More »

May 13, 2016

Public Comment and Open House on draft Application

Revelstoke Generating Station Unit 6 Project
– BC Hydro

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 Revelstoke and Summerland (please note the location of the open house in Summerland had changed to the Old Library Building, please see the updated advertisement). A 31 day public comment period on the draft Application Information Requirements will start on May 20, 2016 and end on June 20, 2016. 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 »

May 13, 2016

Procedural Order Varied

WesPac Tilbury Marine Jetty Project
– WesPac Midstream-Vancouver LLC

EAO has varied the procedural order for the environmental assessment of the proposed WesPac Tilbury Marine Jetty Project. Read More »

May 12, 2016

Draft Application Information Requirements

Revelstoke Generating Station Unit 6 Project
– BC Hydro

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 »

May 12, 2016

Public Comment on Application

Kemess Underground Project
– AuRico Metals Inc.

The public is invited to comment on the application for an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed project. A 30-day public comment period on the application will start on May 18, 2016 and end on June 17, 2016. 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 11, 2016

Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate

Kemess Underground Project
– AuRico Metals Inc.

EAO has formally accepted an Application from AuRico Metals Inc. for an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed Kemess Underground 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 »

May 11, 2016

Application for an Amendment to an Environmental Assessment Certificate

Chemainus Wells Water Supply Project
– Municipality of North Cowichan

EAO is proceeding with a review of an Application from Municipality of North Cowichan for an amendment to Environmental Assessment Certificate #W09-01 for the Chemainus Wells Water Supply Project. Read More »

May 11, 2016

Public Comment and Open House on Valued Components Document

Crown Mountain Coking Coal Project
– NWP Coal Canada Ltd.

The public is invited to obtain information about and comment on the proposed list of values to be studied (referred to as Valued Components) during the environmental assessment for the proposed project. A 30-day public comment period will start on May 13, 2016 and end on June 13, 2016. All written comments received by online form, fax or mail during this time period in relation to the proposed list of Valued Components will be considered. An open house will be held in Sparwood, British Columbia on May 25, 2016. Read More »

May 6, 2016

Project Withdrawn

Vancouver Island Cable Project
– Sea Breeze Victoria Converter Corp.

The Environmental Assessment Office has granted Sea Breeze Victoria Converter Corp.'s request to have the proposed Vancouver Island Cable Project withdrawn from the Environmental Assessment Process under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act. Read More »

May 3, 2016

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