Environmental Impact Assessments, University of Alberta
1-Mar-2018 8:30 AM - 3-Mar-2018 4:30 PM
Title: Environmental Impact Assessments, EXERM 4268, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta

Description: This course will present the purpose for an environmental impact assessment, the process from initiation to completion of the EIA, and its place in the application for a major project. Assessment requirements detailed within provincial and federal legislation and regulations will be reviewed. Requirements and processes for completing a cumulative environmental assessment within the EIA will be described. Differences and similarities between assessments for projects falling under Alberta's Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act will be illustrated. Linkages among these Acts and other legislation in Alberta (Water Act, Public Lands Act) and Canada (Fisheries Act, Navigable Waters Protection Act) will be discussed. Requirements for public and Aboriginal consultation, and the means to gather stakeholder input into the EIA process and outcomes will be outlined. Discussion of the components of the EIA that may lead to approval conditions and requirements, and how to address these in a way that sets the stage for future corporate action and government oversight. Use of the EIA as a tool in the overall environmental management of the project will also be discussed.

Website/ Contact:  https://www.ualberta.ca/extension/continuing-education/courses/EXERM-4268
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