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 effects of a project are captured and appropriately assessed. Recent public engagement and comment periods are below.

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Public Comment Periods

 
Project Comment Form Project Details Comment Period Status 
Mt. Milligan Copper-Gold Submit and View Comments Link to Project  OPEN
Cariboo Gold Project View Comments Link to Project CLOSED
Eskay Creek Revitalization View Comments Link to Project CLOSED
Ksi Lisims LNG View Comments Link to Project OPEN
Tilbury Marine Jetty View Comments Link to Project OPEN
Vopak Pacific Canada View Comments Link to Project CLOSED
Cedar LNG Project View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Site C Clean Energy

Comment Period on the Amendment Application - 85th Avenue Hauling Contingency Plan for Site C Clean Energy Project

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED
Cariboo Gold Project
Comment Period on the draft Process Order for Cariboo Gold Project
View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Trans Mountain Expansion

Comment Period on the EAO's draft Report for Trans Mountain Expansion Project

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

KSM

Comment Period Open on Second Extension Request

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Town North Gas Plant Expansion

Indigenous and Public Engagement & Comment Period open on Project Notification

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Vopak Pacific Canada

Public Comment and Open House on Application

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Eagle Mountain - Woodfibre Gas Pipeline

Public Engagement & Comment Period Open on Certificate Amendment Eagle Mountain

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Deltaport Expansion Berth 4

Public Engagement & Comment Period open on Initial Project Description

View Comments Link to Project CLOSED

Parkland Burnaby Refinery

Indigenous and Public Engagement & Comment Period open on Project Notification

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 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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