Environmental Assessment Process

Report
• Decision making tool
• Required by law
 The Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012
 BC Environmental Assessment Act
• Aims to identify & evaluate the potential impacts of a project
looking at 5 different categories of values
Project
Description
Determination
that Project is
Reviewable
(Section 10
Order)
Minister(s) may
consider any other
matters that they
consider relevant to
the public interest in
making their decision
Environmental Assessment
Process
Certificate
Issued with set
conditions-Project
Authorized to
Proceed to
Permitting
Develop Requirements
Compliance
Management
begins here
Scope and
Process for
Review
Determined
(Section 11
Order)
Application
Information
Requirements
Application
Prepared
and
Submitted
Application
Evaluated
for
Completeness
Approved
Application
Review
Public
Comment
Period
Pre-Application Stage
(no timeline)
Monitoring,
compliance,
and
enforcement
Assessment
Report
ED Referral
To Ministers
Project
Decision by
Ministers
Not Approved
Public
Comment
Period
(30 days)
Application Review Stage
(180 days)
Further
Assessment
Required
Certificate
Refused –
Project Cannot
Proceed
Decision
(45 days)
Working Group Review
9
FIRST NATION CONSULTATION
EAO
Woodfibre
Fortis
Section 10 order
November, 2013
August, 2013
Public Comment on Valued
Components
June 12, extended to July 27, 2014
November/December 2013
EAO Open House
June 18, 2014
November 16, 2013
Application submission
Fall 2014
Fall 2014
Application evaluation
Fall 2014
Fall 2014
Application review (180 days)
Fall/Winter 2014/15
Fall/Winter 2014/15
Public comment
Within the 180 days (45-60 days)
Within the 180 days (45-60 days)
EAO Open House
During the public comment period
During the public comment period
Minister Decision
Spring/Summer 2015
Spring/Summer 2015
Woodfibre LNG
Interim Update
District of Squamish Approval Process
September 16, 2014
Woodfibre LNG Approval Process
• Required permit types
• Development Permits (DP)
– DP1 – Protection of the Natural Environment
– DP 6 – Industrial Form & Character
– DP 11 – Protection of Riparian Areas
• Site Alteration Permit
• Work Permit
• Building Permit
Woodfibre LNG Approval Process
• Project sites for compressor station and
processing facility are currently zoned for those
uses. Rezoning not required.
• None of the required permits are discretionary. If
application meets guidelines/regulations permit
must be issued.
• Approvals from other agencies are required.
District of Squamish will not authorize works until
all other agency approvals are in place.
Phase 1 – Investigative
• Eagle Mountain – Woodfibre Gas Pipeline (Fortis)
• Squamish River borehole testing
• DPA 1 (Environment), DPA 11 (Riparian)
• Site Alteration Permit
• Work Permit
• Stawamus – Industrial Park Pipeline extension
borehole testing
• DPA 11 (Riparian) QEP Report – (dependent on location)
• Work Permit
Phase 2 – If Project is Approved
• Eagle Mountain – Woodfibre Gas Pipeline (cont.)
• Industrial Way Hydro Upgrade
• DPA 11 (Riparian) QEP Report (dependent on location)
• Site Alteration Permit
• Work Permit
• Industrial Park Compressor Station
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•
•
•
•
DPA 11 (Riparian) QEP Report
DPA 6 (Form and Character)
Site Alteration Permit
Work Permit
Building Permit
Phase 2 – If Project is Approved
• Woodfibre LNG Processing Facility
• Facility Construction
•
•
•
•
DPA 11 (Riparian) QEP Report
DPA 6 (Form and Character)
Site Alteration Permit (depending on layout)
Building Permit
Phase 2 – If Project is Approved
• Woodfibre LNG Processing Facility and
Compressor Station
• Building Permit
• Utilize Letter of Assurance from a Coordinating Registered
Professional
• District inspectors review plans and documents, and
regularly audit the project
• Qualified profession must review for flood control level
• Fire code reviewed with fire department
• Machinery regulated and inspected by BC Safety Authority
and Oil and Gas Commission
Woodfibre LNG Approval Process
District of Squamish Permits
Permit
DP1
Squamish River
Trenchless Pipeline
Industrial Park
Pipeline Extension
Invest.
Build
Invest.
Required
Required
Build
Industrial Way
Hydro Upgrade
DP6
DP11
Required
Required
SAP
Required
Required
WP
Required
Maybe
BP
Report
Required
Compressor
Station
Woodfibre
LNG Facility
Required
Required
Maybe
Report
Report
Report
Maybe
Required
Required
Required
Required
Required
Required
Required
Required

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