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Physical Activities Regulations

The new Physical Activities Regulations

The Physical Activities Regulations, also known as the Project List, that support the Impact Assessment Act – will be published in the Canada Gazette, Part II on August 21, 2019, and come into force on August 28, 2019. This regulation establishes clear criteria for when a project may be subject to a federal impact assessment.

Click here to read the unofficial version of the Physical Activities Regulations prior to publication in Canada Gazette, Part II.

Consultations leading to the development of the new Physical Activities Regulations

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency sought public comments until May 31, 2019 on the types of projects that may be subject to impact assessment (known as designated projects) under the Regulations Designating Physical Activities (also known as the Project List).

Read the Discussion Paper on the Proposed Project List available below and the feedback received through comments and submissions.










An HTML version of this Discussion Paper is available here.

This Discussion Paper on the Proposed Project List was informed by feedback gathered during a previous comment period from February 8 to June 1, 2018.


The new Physical Activities Regulations

The Physical Activities Regulations, also known as the Project List, that support the Impact Assessment Act – will be published in the Canada Gazette, Part II on August 21, 2019, and come into force on August 28, 2019. This regulation establishes clear criteria for when a project may be subject to a federal impact assessment.

Click here to read the unofficial version of the Physical Activities Regulations prior to publication in Canada Gazette, Part II.

Consultations leading to the development of the new Physical Activities Regulations

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency sought public comments until May 31, 2019 on the types of projects that may be subject to impact assessment (known as designated projects) under the Regulations Designating Physical Activities (also known as the Project List).

Read the Discussion Paper on the Proposed Project List available below and the feedback received through comments and submissions.










An HTML version of this Discussion Paper is available here.

This Discussion Paper on the Proposed Project List was informed by feedback gathered during a previous comment period from February 8 to June 1, 2018.