What is this Project about?
Environmental Assessment (EA) and Impact Statement (IS) Phases
- 1EA/IA Engagement and Consultation
There are three rounds of consultation during the EA Phase, consisting of Indigenous community meetings and/or Chief and Council meetings, as well as open houses.
- 2Alternatives Development and Evaluation
This will be conducted during Rounds 1 and 2 of Engagement and Consultation. Consultation will be on alternatives developed, including criteria and indicators for evaluation, followed by the comparative evaluation for routing alternatives and supportive infrastructure.
- 3Preliminary Engineering Design
Completion of Interim Preliminary Design Report and design drawings, followed by final design drawings, design report and construction cost estimate.
- 4Environmental Assessment Report (EAR) and Impact Statement (IS)
Preparation and completion of interim and draft environmental assessment and impact statement reports.
The Terms of Reference (ToR) describes how the EA will be prepared, what will be studied, and how Indigenous communities, the public, and government will be consulted during the EA.