Environmental Assessment (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Place||Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Applies to States or Provinces||Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Name||Environmental Assessment (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy|
|Program Administrator||Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation|
The Environmental Protection Act states that the purpose of environmental assessment is to "protect the environment and quality of life of the people of the province; and facilitate the wise management of the natural resources of the province". It requires anyone who plans a project that could have a significant effect on the natural, social or economic environment to present the project for examination.
The environmental assessment process ensures that projects proceed in an environmentally acceptable manner. When the potential environmental effects of projects are of concern, the process generates real benefits by: (i) providing for comprehensive project planning and design, (ii) maximizing environmental protection, (iii) enhancing government coordination, accountability and information exchange, and (iv) facilitating permitting and regulatory approval of projects.
The Environmental Assessment Division of the Department of Environment and Conservation administers the process including:
- consulting at every stage with interested government departments and the public - evaluating submissions by proponents and reviewers - advising the Minister on potential environmental effects prior to decisions - monitoring released projects to ensure compliance and effectiveness of mitigation
|Contact Name||Bas Cleary|
|Department||Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation|
|Address||P.O. Box 8700|
|Place||St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Zip/Postal Code||A1B 4J6|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Environmental Protection Act|