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Establishing Timelines for Comprehensive Studies Regulations (SOR/2011-139)

Regulations are current to 2024-05-28

SCHEDULE(Subsection 3(1))Information To Be Included in a Project Description

General Information

  • 1 The name, nature and proposed location of the project.

  • 2 The name and contact information of the proponent and their primary representative for the purpose of the environmental assessment.

  • 3 A description of and the results of any consultations undertaken with other parties including federal authorities and provincial governments, aboriginal groups, the Canadian public or foreign countries.

  • 4 Other information relevant to the conduct of the environmental assessment including the environmental assessment or regulatory requirements of other jurisdictions.

Project Information

  • 5 A description of the project’s context, purpose and objectives.

  • 6 The sections in the schedule to the Comprehensive Study List Regulations describing the project in whole or in part.

  • 7 A description of the project’s primary components including their purpose, size and capacity.

  • 8 The anticipated production capacity, the production processes to be used, the associated infrastructure and any permanent or temporary structures.

  • 9 A description of all activities to be performed in relation to the project.

  • 10 A description of the project’s location, including:

    • (a) its geographic coordinates;

    • (b) site maps at an appropriate scale to be able to determine the overall location of the project and the spatial relationship of the project components;

    • (c) the legal description of land to be used for the project, including the title, deed or document and any authorization relating to a water lot;

    • (d) the project’s proximity to other projects and a description of permanent, seasonal or temporary residences in proximity to the project area; and

    • (e) the project’s proximity to Indian reserves, traditional territory and lands and resources currently used for traditional purposes by aboriginal persons.

  • 11 A description of any solid, liquid, gaseous or hazardous wastes likely to be generated during any phase of the project, and of plans to manage these wastes.

  • 12 A description of the anticipated phases of and schedule for the project’s construction, operation and decommissioning.

Federal Involvement

  • 13 Any federal authority that is, or may be, providing financial support to the project.

  • 14 Any federal land that may be used for the purpose of carrying out the project.

  • 15 Any legislative or regulatory requirements referred to in the Law List Regulations that may be applicable including a list of permits, licences or other authorizations that may be required.

Environmental Effects

  • 16 A description of the physical and biological setting, including components of the environment that are likely to be affected by the project and a summary of potential environmental effects. As appropriate to the circumstances of the project, this should include information on terrain, water bodies, air, vegetation, fish and wildlife including migratory birds and species listed under the Species at Risk Act and their critical habitat, and information on whether the project may affect fish or fish habitat, and navigable waters or any unique or special resources not already identified.

  • 17 The name, width and depth of any waterway affected by the project and a description of how the waterway is likely to be affected.


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