Policy and guidance

Impact Assessment Act (IAA)

The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) has developed several resources to help explain the federal government’s impact assessment process:

Fact sheets

The Agency has also prepared fact sheets to provide more information about the impact assessment process:

For more information about impact assessment:

Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012)

All documents related to environmental assessments under the former CEAA 2012 have been retained for the completion of transitional environmental assessments that commenced prior to IAA coming into force. Some information contained in the documents may still be of interest to those undertaking impact assessments under the IAA, provided that they have not been replaced by an updated version in the above list.

The documents below provide guidance on federal environmental assessments under CEAA 2012.

Operational policy statements

Technical guidance

Reference guides

Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 1992 (CEAA 1992)

All documents related to environmental assessments under CEAA 1992 are retained for the completion of transitional environmental assessments commenced prior to CEAA 2012. Some information contained in the documents may still be of interest to those undertaking environmental assessments under CEAA 2012.

Procedural guides

Operational policy statements

Public participation

Other

Strategic environmental assessment

The Cabinet directive represents the official policy on strategic environmental assessment of the Government of Canada. As such, all Government of Canada departments and agencies that are developing policy, plan and program proposals are obligated to implement the Cabinet directive consistent with the guidelines for implementing the Cabinet directive.

Policy

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