The British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act requires that certain types of project proposals undergo an environmental assessment and obtain an environmental assessment certificate in order to proceed. The current legislation came into effect in December 2002, replacing the previous Environmental Assessment Act, which had been in effect since June 1995. The provincial government is committed to more flexible, efficient, and timely reviews of proposed major projects to help revitalize the provincial economy. This is why a new, streamlined environmental assessment process was introduced in 2002. The environmental assessment process identifies and assesses the potential effects that mayresult from a proposed project, and considers measures to minimize or avoid adverse effects. The scope, procedures and methods for each assessment are tailored to the circumstances of the proposed project.
BC Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection. 2002. British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act: Reviewable Ground Water Projects. BC Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection
Keywords: Environmental Assessment Act, Ground Water Projects
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