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Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

Department of Civil Engineering

CVL300: Environmental Science and Impact Assessment

Tutorial #8 TOR of Hwy 407 East Extension

1. Explain why the undertaking is required to go through the Canadian EA?

a. The project may use a small amount of federal property in the vicinity of Brock Road and
Highway 7 under the jurisdiction of Transport Canada.
b. The project may alter, disrupt, or destruct fish habitat and will require a permit from Dept.
of Fisheries and Oceans under the Fisheries Act.

2. Who prepare the Environmental Assessment Report or Environmental Study Report (ESR)?
a. Canada Environment Assessment Agency
b. MTO
c. Regional Municipality of Durham
d. a) and b)
e. a), b) and c)
 In accordance with the requirements of the Act, the Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency (the Agency) has completed a comprehensive study of the Project and prepared and
submitted this comprehensive study report (CSR) to the Minister of the Environment. (P. i
 The preparation of the CSR benefited significantly from the integrated approach that was taken
and the substantial work completed during the initial federal-provincial cooperative EA. (P. ii

3. Which section(s) in the 2012 CEAA describe the preparing and submission of Environmental
Assessment Report?
Answer: Section 23(1) on P. 14 and 29(2) on P. 17.

4. What may be the concern raised by Aboriginal Groups?

Answer: archaeological and cultural importance.

Reference: Prior to the commencement of the comprehensive study, the MTO had identified
Aboriginal groups whose primary interest in the Project was the potential for encountering sites of
archaeological and cultural importance. (P. iii of summary).

5. Identify the key environment settings in the ESR?

 Oak Ridges moraine
 Headwaters of creeks to Lake Ontario

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 Greenbelt areas
 Urbanized areas of Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa and Clarington.
 Lands in the central and northerly portion are primarily agricultural with clusters of
rural communities.