In August 2019, legislative changes came into force that reshaped the Government of Canada’s environmental regulatory processes for a wide range of developments and activities, including transportation projects. These resulted from a three-year review aimed at increasing the robustness and transparency of environmental assessment processes to restore lost protections and incorporate modern safeguards.
A briefing, Understanding Changes to the Fisheries Act, Impact Assessment Act and Canadian Navigable Waters Act, has been published by the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC). Written by volunteer members of TAC’s Environmental Legislation Committee and approved by the Environment & Climate Change Council, it is available as a free PDF in both English and French from TAC’s publication catalogue.
“Changes to environmental legislation and regulations can be difficult to keep up with,” said Oliver Laser, Past Chair of TAC’s Environment & Climate Change Council and Manager of Environment & Regulatory, Prairies for Wood Canada Limited. “By summarizing and highlighting key aspects of new laws, this briefing will support TAC members as they work to understand and adhere to federal environmental processes and requirements.”
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