Commenting on Projects Undergoing an Environmental Assessment

Public participation in the Environmental Assessment process helps ensure that community values and public goals are considered in project planning and decision-making. Public comments also help ensure that all potential adverse effects of a project are captured and appropriately assessed. See below for projects with open engagement periods.

Public Comment Periods

Below are the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) projects currently or recently in a public consultation period. You can click below to submit comments to a specific project or the EAO also accepts comments by fax at 250-356-7477, or by mail: Project Director – (insert specific project name here), Environmental Assessment Office, PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 9V1.

Project Comment Periods
Project Comment Form EPIC Link Comment Period Status 

Cariboo Gold Project

Public Engagement & Comment Period open on Initial Project Description

Submit and View Comments Link to Project OPEN

Tenas Coal 

Public Comment on  Draft Application Information Requirements

Submit and View Comments  Link to Project OPEN

Tilbury Phase 2 LNG Expansion

Public Engagement & Comment Period open on Initial Project Description

Submit and View Comments Link to Project OPEN

Wonowon Landfill

Public Comment on Draft Application Information Requirements

Submit and View Comments Link to Project OPEN

Castle Project
Public Comment on Initial Project Description

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Delta Grinding Facility 
Public Comment on Valued Components Document

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Wolverine Coal Mine
Public Comment on Amendment Application 

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Silverberry Secure Landfill
Public Comment on Amendment Application 

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Woodfibre LNG
Public Comment on EAC Amendment Application 03

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Kitimat LNG Terminal
Public Comment and Open House on Draft Amendment Application Information Requirements 

View Comments Link to Project  CLOSED

Michel Coal 
Public Comment and Open House on Valued Components Document

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Environmental Assessment Revitalization Implementation
Public Comment Period on the draft Impact Assessment Cooperation Agreement

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Site C Clean Energy
Public Comment on the BC Hydro Amendment Request #5 - Bridge Design and Highway 29 Alignment over Cache Creek

View Comments  Link to Project CLOSED

Kootenay West Mine
Public Comment and Open House on Amendment Application

View Comments  Link to Project CLOSED

WesPac Tilbury Marine Jetty
Public Comment and Open House on Application

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Pattullo Bridge Replacement
Public Comment on a Provincial Draft Assessment Report

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Mt. Milligan Copper-Gold
Public comment period regarding the Amendment #6 Application

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Centerm Expansion Project
Public comment period on an Exemption Assessment Report

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Vopak Pacific Canada
Public comment period on the draft Application Information Requirements

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Pattullo Bridge Replacement
Public comment period on the Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Public Comment Policies

Comments submitted to the EAO, either online, by mail or by fax, will be published on the EAO Project Information Centre (EPIC).

The EAO publishes all comments received within seven days of receipt, except comments that do not meet our Public Comment Policy (PDF)

EAO forwards all posted comments to project proponents so that they can be fully considered during the project's EA process.

Public Participation in the EA Process

Public consultation is an important and mandatory aspect of environmental assessments in British Columbia, based on the principle that those affected by proposed projects should have an opportunity to provide input to the assessment. As part of all environmental assessments, the Environmental Assessment Office provides information for the public and seeks input to inform our work of assessing proposed major projects for potentially significant adverse environmental, social, economic, health and heritage effects.

Improving the experience and outcomes of public consultation in environmental assessments has been a focus of Environmental Assessment Revitalization. For more details on how the public has been engaged throughout the Revitalization process and information on active engagements, please see the Public Engagement Page. A What We Heard report detailing the ways the EAO will improve Public Engagement is expected in early 2020.