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GUI2004 Environmental Assessment _CA

GUI2004 Environmental Assessment _CA

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Methodology guidelines & best practices to conduct an Environmental Assessment: (50pp
) - Source: ceaa (CA, 2004) >>> www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca
Methodology guidelines & best practices to conduct an Environmental Assessment: (50pp
) - Source: ceaa (CA, 2004) >>> www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca

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 E
NVIRONMENTAL
A
SSESSMENT
 
A B
EST
P
RACTICE BY THE
N
ATIONAL
G
UIDE TO
S
USTAINABLE
M
UNICIPAL
I
NFRASTRUCTURE
 
 
 
 Environmental Assessment 
Version No. 1Publication Date: July 2004©
 
2004
Federation of Canadian Municipalities and National Research Council
 ISBN 1–897094–76–0The contents of this publication are presented in good faith and are intended as general guidance onmatters of interest only. The publisher, the authors, and the organizations to which the authors belongmake no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, as to the completeness or accuracy of the contents. All information is presented on the condition that the persons receiving it will make their own determinations as to the suitability of using the information for their own purposes and on theunderstanding that the information is not a substitute for specific technical or professional advice, or services. In no event will the publisher, the authors, or the organizations to which the authors belong, beresponsible or liable for damages of any nature or kind whatsoever resulting from the use of, or relianceon, the contents of this publication.
 
Environmental Assessment Table of Contents
 
July 2004 iii
 
Table of Contents
Introduction .................................................................................................vAcknowledgements............................................................................................viiExecutive Summary............................................................................................xi1. General .................................................................................................1
1.1 EA Introduction........................................................................................11.2 Terminology..............................................................................................21.3 Purpose and Scope of This Document......................................................21.4 How to Use This Document......................................................................31.5 Glossary .................................................................................................4
2. Rationale .................................................................................................7
2.1 Background ..............................................................................................72.2 Benefits of an EA Process.........................................................................82.3 Challenges.................................................................................................9
3. Methodology ...............................................................................................11
3.1 Principles of EA......................................................................................113.2 The EA Process and the Project Cycle....................................................123.3 Key Steps of the EA Planning Process...................................................133.3.1 Project Initiation/Need...............................................................143.3.2 EA Scoping................................................................................163.3.3 Public and Agency Consultation................................................173.3.4 Identify Project Alternatives......................................................183.3.5 Assess and Compare Alternatives..............................................183.3.6 Project Description....................................................................193.3.7 Baseline Conditions Characterization........................................203.3.8 Impact Assessment....................................................................203.3.9 Cumulative Effects Assessment.................................................213.3.10 Impact Management..................................................................213.3.11 Net Effects/Assessing Significance...........................................223.3.12 EA Documentation....................................................................233.3.13 EA Review and Approvals.........................................................243.3.14 EA Follow-Up............................................................................243.4 Class EAs ...............................................................................................253.5 Strategic EAs..........................................................................................26
4. EA Implementation.....................................................................................295. Evaluation ...............................................................................................316. Limitations ...............................................................................................33References ...............................................................................................35
 

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