The "British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office"
(EAO) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOA) on the
Substitution of Environmental Assessments with the Canadian
Environmental Assessment Agency.
Under the memorandum, the EAO will conduct the environmental
assessment for specific projects, including the procedural aspects
of Aboriginal consultation. Federal departments will contribute
their expertise. At the conclusion of the substituted environmental
assessment, the respective federal and provincial ministers will
reach separate decisions on the significance of the project's
environmental effects and the adequacy of Aboriginal consultation,
based on the environmental assessment report prepared by the
The EAO has submitted requests to the Canadian Environmental
Assessment Agency, CEAA to conduct substituted environmental
assessments on behalf of the federal government for two proposed
coal projects. The provincial environmental assessments will meet
all federal and provincial requirements.
The MOU sets out an administrative framework for the use of the
substitution provisions in the Canadian Environmental
Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012).
The MOU outlines how information exchange will occur, describes
the roles and responsibilities of the British Columbia
Environmental Assessment Office EAO establishes the conduct of a
substituted process leading to the respective environmental
assessment decisions of federal and provincial ministers.
The CEAA commits to timelines in considering substitution
requests from British Columbia.
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