The environmental assessment process ensures that governments and public bodies consider potential environmental effects before an infrastructure project begins. This session will review the triggers for a project to become subject to an EA, and the criteria of an Environmental Assessment for a project.
New CEAA rules will be discussed.
Join us on Sunday March 1st @ 2:45pm to discuss a more inclusive model to consultation that is a “Create and contribute” model that allows for Indigenous Communities to have input into projects from an early stage.
Baseline studies are required to support permitting and approvals – they are done to understand the existing environment so that predictions can be made to show how a project may affect the environment in the future.
Through the use of case studies, students will be introduced to scoping, planning & executing baseline studies in Ontario.
Ontario’s regulatory requirements and triggers for a Closure Plan will be reviewed in detail. Participants will understand the “approval” process and information requirements for Closure Plans and Closure Plan Amendments.