This module introduced you to the Impact Statement phase. The key summary points are as follows:
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The prime focus of Phase 2 of the impact assessment process is the development of an Impact Statement by the proponent that evaluates the potential effects and impacts of a designated project and meets the requirements of the Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines (Guidelines).
At a high level, the following occurs throughout the Impact Statement phase: 1. The proponent drafts Impact Statement; 2. The proponent submits Impact Statement to the Agency; 3.The Agency reviews Impact Statement collaboratively with federal authorities; 4. Indigenous groups and the public may comment on Impact Statement; and 5. The Agency accepts the Impact Statement and issues a notice indicating that the proponent has provided all the required information and studies.
The proponent must provide the Agency with an Impact Statement that contains the information and studies set out in the Guidelines within 3 years of the date that the Notice of Commencement is posted on the Registry. However, if the proponent requests an extension, the Agency may extend the timeline.
An Impact Statement is a report that includes all information, studies, and analysis of factors as required by the Guidelines.
The Agency determines whether it is satisfied that the proponent has provided the information or studies required by the Guidelines using input from federal authorities, other jurisdictions, Indigenous groups, the public, or other participants.