In this module, we introduced the key components of the Act. The key summary points are as follows:
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There are several principles for impact assessment, including certainty and predictability, sustainability, and the protection of the environment, communities, and the rights of Indigenous peoples.
The impact assessment process requires and benefits from the participation of proponents, federal authorities, lifecycle regulators, Indigenous groups, the public, and other jurisdictions.
The impact assessment process includes: Phase 1 – Planning, Phase 2 – Impact Statement, Phase 3 – Impact Assessment, Phase 4 – Decision-making, and Phase 5 – Post Decision.
Two key Regulations to be aware of throughout the impact assessment process are: 1. Physical Activities Regulations, and 2. Information and Management of Time Limits Regulations.