The Environmental Assessment Act and Associated Regulations and Agreements

The Environmental Assessment Act and associated regulations set a clear path for environmental assessment in British Columbia, a process that is undertaken by the Environmental Assessment Office.

On December 16th, 2019, the new Environmental Assessment Act (2018), came into force. Many projects with an Environmental Assessment already underway will continue under the old Act (2002) process, while any new projects after December 16th, 2019 will undergo an Environmental Assessment under the new Act (2018) process. Each process has its own unique supporting regulations and agreements. 

Please select below which Environmental Assessment process you would like information about:

Environmental Assessment Act 2002 (Previous Act)

Environmental Assessment Act 2018 (current Act)