Public comment period on draft cooperation agreement with British Columbia under the new Impact Assessment Act

Public Notice

July 8, 2019 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) invites the public and Indigenous peoples to comment on a draft cooperation agreement with the Province of British Columbia under the new Impact Assessment Act.

The Government of Canada is committed to a “one project, one review” approach to impact assessment that will increase efficiency and certainty by reducing duplication and respecting jurisdictions.

The draft agreement sets out opportunities to align timelines, and increase clarity and consistency for proponents, Indigenous peoples and the public through the assessment process.

The public and Indigenous peoples are invited to share their views until August 7, 2019 on the draft cooperation agreement by visiting Draft Canada - British Columbia Impact Assessment Cooperation Agreement.

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