From now until July 30th, there are two ways to help shape the future of environmental assessments in B.C.
The Discussion Paper describes the proposed changes to B.C.’s Environmental Assessment process, and was written with input from First Nations, a newly formed Environmental Assessment Advisory Committee, industry and stakeholders. We want to make sure the proposed changes also meet the needs and desires of the public – so please share your opinions with us. The Discussion Paper (PDF, 5.5MB) has been written to highlight the proposed changes in an easy to follow format, and some guiding questions throughout the paper will help you gather your thoughts. Once you've read the Discussion Paper, click here to provide your comments through our public comment website.
It’s important to us that British Columbians understand the environmental assessment process, and that it’s easy to meaningfully engage throughout the process. This means information is easy to find, easy to understand, and that the Environmental Assessment Office makes information available in a way that works for you. Help us do a better job of making things easier for you, and fill out the Engagement Survey – it should only take about 8-15 minutes.
Read an open letter from Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, George Heyman, on Environmental Assessment Revitalization and the importance of public feedback.
Want to learn even more about the proposed changes and how they were developed? Click on the links below to access the Discussion Paper, engagement reports, infographics, and more.