Throughout the Impact Assessment phase, engagement and consultation is ongoing. These are the high level steps of the phase for Agency-led assessments:
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The Agency posts a notice on the Registry that it is satisfied that the proponent has provided the required information and studies.
When a designated project is subject to an impact assessment by another jurisdiction, the Agency continues to implement the Impact Assessment Cooperation Plan, as well as the other plans developed in the Planning phase.
The Agency continues with its analysis of the Impact Statement
- Federal authorities that may be in possession of specialist or expert information or knowledge continue their analysis of the Impact Statement relevant to their respective mandates. Federal authorities provide their expert advice on the potential effects, mitigation measures and follow- up program requirements to the Agency.
- If required, the Agency can initiate an external technical review to complement the analyses conducted by federal authorities. It allows difficult science issues related to a designated project to be examined by independent experts and helps inform complex scientific elements of the assessment.
- The Agency may engage the proponent to seek clarifications, resolve issues or to ask questions on the information provided.
The Agency continues to consult with Indigenous groups and engage the public according to the plans developed in the Planning phase.
The Agency develops the draft Impact Assessment Report and potential conditions.
- Indigenous groups may co-develop or collaborate on some sections of the Impact Assessment Report and potential conditions.
The Agency considers the comments in order to finalize the Impact Assessment Report and potential conditions.
The Agency provides the final Impact Assessment Report and potential conditions to the Minister.
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