Commenting on Projects

When major projects are proposed, public input into the environmental assessment helps make sure that what is important to the community is considered. Public comments also help identify and assess all potential impacts of a project, so they can be addressed if the project is approved to move forward.

Open Houses

Public Comment Periods

Project Comment Form Project Details Comment Period Status
OPEN: Wonowon Landfill Project Comment Here Link to Project Info

OPEN July 6 - August 05 @ 11:59 PM PDT

OPEN:  Surrey Langley SkyTrain Project Comment Here Link to Project Info

OPEN July 5, 2022 - July 25 @ 11:59 PM PDT

OPENING SOON:  Tilbury Marine Jetty Project


Link to Project Info

OPENING SOON July14 - August 15 @ 11:59 PM PDT

OPEN: Altares Gas Plant Expansion Project Comment Here Link to Project Info

OPEN June 15, 2022 - July 06 @ 11:59 PM PDT


Public Comment Policies

Comments submitted to the EAO, either online, by mail, 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 EAs, the EAO provides information for the public and seeks input to inform our work of carrying out EAs in a thorough, timely, transparent and impartial way, considering the environmental, economic, social, cultural and health effects of assessed projects.

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 page on Engagement on environmental assessment revitalization. 

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