There are some groups or classes of projects that are carried out routinely and have predictable environmental effects that can be readily managed. These types of projects, such as building a dam or municipal road can follow an environmental assessment (EA) process that is more streamlined
Streamlined EA projects do not need a separate approval by the Minister if the planning process set out in the class EA or a regulation is followed and successfully completed. This is a proponent-led self-assessment process. Streamlined EAs include class EAs projects; and projects covered under the electricity, waste management and transit regulations.
Proponents should contact the ministry's regional office before starting the class environmental assessment project. Proponents are required to send all public notices such as a notice of commencement or a notice of completion to the ministry.
Actions you can take include:
The proponent can revise project documentation and/or make additional commitments.
The ministry can: