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Development of regulations for the new impact assessment system

The Government of Canada put in place better rules for major projects that protect the environment, respect Indigenous rights, and strengthen our economy.

  • The Physical Activities Regulations sets out the types of projects that may be subject to a federal impact assessment (known as designated projects). See Canada Gazette, Part II from August 21, 2019 for text of the regulation and the Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement.

  • The Information and Management of Time Limits Regulations includes information requirements for the planning phase, and set clear criteria under which legislated timelines could be suspended. See Canada Gazette, Part II from August 21, 2019 for text of the regulation and the Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement.

  • The Designated Classes of Projects Order sets out the classes of projects on federal lands and outside Canada that will cause only insignificant adverse environmental effects. See Canada Gazette, Part II from September 18, 2019 for text of the regulation and the Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement.

    Click on a Discussion Paper below to read the paper and the feedback received

  • Thank you for your interest in this process.

    Impact Assessment Agency of Canada

Development of regulations for the new impact assessment system

The Government of Canada put in place better rules for major projects that protect the environment, respect Indigenous rights, and strengthen our economy.

  • The Physical Activities Regulations sets out the types of projects that may be subject to a federal impact assessment (known as designated projects). See Canada Gazette, Part II from August 21, 2019 for text of the regulation and the Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement.

  • The Information and Management of Time Limits Regulations includes information requirements for the planning phase, and set clear criteria under which legislated timelines could be suspended. See Canada Gazette, Part II from August 21, 2019 for text of the regulation and the Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement.

  • The Designated Classes of Projects Order sets out the classes of projects on federal lands and outside Canada that will cause only insignificant adverse environmental effects. See Canada Gazette, Part II from September 18, 2019 for text of the regulation and the Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement.

    Click on a Discussion Paper below to read the paper and the feedback received

  • Thank you for your interest in this process.

    Impact Assessment Agency of Canada