Environmental Assessment / EIAs
Environmental assessment is required where the complexity and scale of a proposed project, technology, resource allocation, or siting considerations create uncertainty about the exact nature of environmental effects, or result in a potential for significant adverse environmental effects.
The Environmental Assessment process allows companies and government decision makers to examine the effects that a proposed project may have on the environment. The information gathered during the process helps the appropriate Regulatory Board determine if the project is in the public interest.
Alberta's Environmental Assessment Process
Frequently Asked Questions
Glossary of Environmental Assessment Terms and Acronyms Used in Alberta
Guide to Preparing Environmental Impact Assessment Reports in Alberta
Guide to Providing Comments on Proposed Terms of Reference
Guide to Reviewing Environmental Impact Assessment Reports
Third-Party Contracting (3PC)
E-Mail Information Service
In 1999, the governments of Canada and Alberta signed a cooperative agreement to avoid duplication and ensure that environmental assessments are conducted as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Canada-Alberta Agreement for Environmental Assessment Cooperation
2008 Annual Report - Canada-Alberta Agreement on Environmental Assessment Cooperation (2005)
Alberta's First Nations Consultation Guidelines on Land Management and Resource Development
(see Part III for Alberta Environment requirements)
Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC)
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA)
Cumulative Effects Assessment in Environmental Impact Assessment Reports
Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB)