Once the Agency accepts the Initial Project Description and posts it on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry:

Select each item below for more information about Phase1: Planning – Key Steps and Timelines.

Key Steps and Timelines

Day 1
Consultations and Engagement Continue
2 3 4
Day 80
Consultations and Engagement Continue
6 7 8
Day 180

Substitution : If the Agency receives a request from another jurisdiction to substitute the process for an impact assessment, the Request for Substitution will be posted to the Registry with an invitation to the public to provide their comments. The Agency will consider comments received and post the Substitution Decision and the reasons for the decision to the Registry before the end of the 180 day Planning phase.