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1

What is the history of the CEAA?

Introduced as Bill C-78 in '90
Bill C-13 royal assesnt in '92
Amended Bill C-56 '94
CEAA brought into force '95
Bill C-19 ammend CEAA in '01
Bill C-9 Ammend CEAA royal assent '12 Harper biffed it.

2

What are the guiding principles of the CEAA?

-Achieve sustainable development
-integrate Enviro factors into planning and decision
-Anticipate and prevent degradation of Enviroment
-Facilitate public involvement

3

What 4 questions are asked to determine if a EA is required?

1. Is there a project?
2. Is the project excluded?
3. Is there Federal Authority?
4. Is there a trigger?

4

What are 5 types of federal EA?

1. Screening
2. Class screening
3. Comprehensive study
4. Mediation
5. Review Panel

5

What changes were made in 2012?

-Substitution and equivalency provisions
-Changes to federal triggers and timelines
-removing the requirements for federal environmental assessment at screeneing level
-Reduction to 3 "responsible authorities"

6

Under old CEAA when would an EA occur? (4)

Fed authority proposed a project
Fed authority granted money
fed auth sold, leased or disposed of land
Fed authotiry exercised a regulatory function over a project

7

What is equivalency?

A federal EA is not conducted, instead an equivalent EA is done by the province

8

What is a substitution?

A Provincial EA is done istead of a federl EA but the federal minister reatains the decision making authority

9

Which projects cannot be substituted?

Projects conducted by the NEB or Canadion Nuclear Safety Commission and any projects reffered by the minister to review Panels

10

What are the 3 resposnsible authorities under CEAA 2012?

CDN Nuclear Safety Comm.
NEB
CEAA

11

What are the 2 types of E under CEAA?

1. Environmental assessment by a responsible authority
2. EA by a Review Panel

12

What are the timelines?

-Agency 45 days to approve federal EA or not
-EA conducted in 365 days
- reffered to review panel within 60 days
-review panel has 24 months to do an EA