Abridged assessments are not discussed in the Planning & Building Law or Regulations.
Best Practices in Lieu of EIA:
Criteria for Screening:
List or appendix of project or activity types
Proposed project or activity may cause significant environmental impact
Criteria for Screening Detail:
The regulations identified certain types of activities that require the project proponent to submit an EIS. P&B Regulations, sec. 2(a). An EIS may be required for any plan that may have a significant impact on the environment. P&B Regulations sec. 2(2), 2(3).
Who Prepares EIA:
Project Proponent (with or without contractor)
EIA Contractor Qualifications:
EIA Contractor Qualification Detail:
"The Minister of Environmental Protection shall prescribe for the categories of plans the professions, the education and professional training, the qualifications and the professional experience required of a professional." Planning & Building Act sec. 83(B)(b)
Conflict of Interest Detail:
Conflicts of interest are not addressed in the Planning and Building Law or Regulations.
Days for Decision Maker Review:
Written Decision Detail:
Written decision is implied in P&B Regulations section 12(d). "The guidelines, the statement, the environmental adviser's opinion and the planning agency's decision shall constitute background documentation of the plan. . . ."
Authority to Impose Conditions:
Authority to Impose Conditions Details:
Yes, the planning agency shall decide which provisions for the prevention of negative environmental impacts (mitigation) shall be included as a condition for approval. P&B Regulations sec. (12)(c).
Financial Assurances or Bond: