Public Notice of Draft EIA:
Draft EIA Available Detail:
The public does not have the opportunity to review or comment on a draft EIA.
Public Notice of Final EIA:
Public Notice of Final EIA Detail:
Upon receipt of the EIA, the Council shall notify the public "by any appropriate means of the place and time for reviewing the Environmental Impact Statement and submitting written comments in a prescribed manner." Envtl. Mgmt. Act, sec. 89(2)(b). See also EIA Regulations, sec. 23(2) (Council shall notify and invite the general public for comment within 14 days of receiving the EIS from the project developer).
Final EIA Available Detail:
Environmental impact statements "shall be kept and maintained by the Council in a public registry and their contents may be searched upon payment of a prescribed fee." Envtl. Mgmt. Act, sec. 85(2). The Council shall grant any person who desires to consult an environmental impact statement or EIA access on such terms and conditions the Council considers necessary. EIA Regulations, sec. 39(2).
Final EIA Locations:
Agency or ministry office
Fee to View EIA Documents:
Fee to Obtain EIA Documents:
Availability of Reference Studies:
Availability of Reference Studies Detail:
If a public hearing is to be convened, the Council "shall display and make available for inspection and copying all relevant reports, documents and written submissions made during and after the period of review until the public hearing is finalized." Envtl. Mgmt. Act, sec. 90(3). This may be narrowed somewhat by the EIA Regulations, which state that only the project brief, EIS, terms of reference, public comments, public hearing report, and decision letter are considered "public" documents. EIA Regulations, sec. 39(1). There are also provisions regarding confidential information. See EIA Regulations, sec. 40
Public Notice of Final Decision:
Public Notice of Final Decision Detail:
The Minister's decision on an environmental impact statement shall be made available for inspection by the general public at the Council's office. EIA Regulations, sec. 32(2). Note, however, that there is no requirement that the Council issue any notice that the decision is available.