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School of Environment
Paul Muldoon

US  ‘NEPA’  “major federal work”  EIS (environmental Impact Statement) Standards  Approvals Compliance  Environmental Assessment____________________________ 1. What is being assessed? 1. Con EN. AA 2. What is the process 2. Ont EN AA 3. Who is involved Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (federal)  An act at certain time require the government to do a study  Transparency  Constant tension existed  Issue: whether people accept the decision according to their interests to things that are done in the legitimate way  Project: defined as physical work – building bridge, highway, sewer, dam etc. Exclusion List  Project Inclusion work  Trigger (is federal government involved?) 1. Federal Money 2. Federal government sponsor – even though not funding 3. Federal property/ crown land 4. Federal Approval  Law List 1. Section 35 Fisheries Act EA 1. Screening 2. Comprehensive Study a. Comprehensive Study list (CSL) Significant Environmental Effects (SEE)  Uncertain 1. Mediation  All parties get together, negotiation attempt to come to an agreement 2. Panel Review  Given to panel experts to review – CEA Agency (Roster)  Administer of the environment will look at the process and decide what questions they gonna study Terms of Reference  Public hearings (more informal, hopefully inclusive) 1. Intervened funding (government money) 2. Traditional knowledge  Evidences: documents/ statements by people that are legally tender ….  Admissibility – someone told you how old you are  Opinion – your opinion is not important unless you are an expert  Report  RA (responsible Authority)  Exclusion List: Some projects are excluded because it is too small – highways under 10 km, building washrooms etc.  Inclusion List: Some project are not physical work but are included: forestry activity, cutting down trees  Section 35 Fisheries Act: built anything that harmful material will be added to the fish habitat  EA focus around environmental effects: screening look at what you are doing and what
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