Commenting on the Environmental Assessment Office Projects

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. If you would like to submit a comment, please look below.

Public Comment Periods

Below are the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) projects currently or recently in a public consultation period.

Project Comment Periods
Project Comment Form EPIC Link Comment Period Status 
Woodfibre LNG
Public Comment on EAC Amendment Application 03
Submit and View Comments Link to Project OPEN

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

Submit and 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

Site C Clean Energy
Public comment period on the Amendment Application (PDF)

Submit and View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Environmental Assessment Revitalization
Public comment period on the Discussion Paper (PDF)

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Mt. Milligan Copper-Gold
Public comment period on the Amendment Application (PDF)

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Red Mountain Underground Gold
Public comment period on the Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Bingay Main Coal
Public comment period on the Draft Valued Component Selection Document (PDF)

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

BURNCO Aggregate
Public comment period on the Draft Provincial Referral Materials

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Progress Energy Lily Dam
Public comment period on the Environmental Assessment Certificate Exemption Request

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Progress Energy Town Dam
Public comment period on the Environmental Assessment Certificate Exemption Request

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Ajax Mine Project
Public comment period on the Joint Federal-Provincial Report & Proposed Provincial Conditions

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Revelstoke Generating Station Unit 6 Project
Public comment period on the Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project
Public comment period on draft Valued Components Selection Document

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 Environmental Assessment Office Project Information & Collaboration (EPIC) application.

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.

Public consultation is set out in the Environmental Assessment Act and Public Consultation Policy Regulation as a responsibility of both the Environmental Assessment Office and project proponents.

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 late 2019.