OTTAWA, Dec. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is making funding available through its Participant Funding Program to assist the participation of the public and Indigenous peoples in the
Funding is available for eligible individuals and groups to assist their participation in upcoming steps of the impact assessment, specifically for reviewing and providing comments on the draft information requirements that will inform the assessment. Once this phase is complete, the public and Indigenous groups will have another opportunity to apply for funding to assist their participation in the next phases of the impact assessment process.
Applications received by January 6, 2020, will be considered.
The Government of British Columbia has requested that the conduct of the federal impact assessment process be substituted to the province. This means if the Agency determines an impact assessment is required, and the Minister of Environment and Climate Change decides that the provincial process is an appropriate substitute for the federal process, the provincial government would conduct the impact assessment of the project on behalf of the Agency.
As a next step, the Agency will determine whether a federal impact assessment is required for the project and if one is required, recipients and the amount of funding allocated will be announced at a later date. If the Minister approves substitution, the Agency's funding will support participation in the substituted process led by the provincial government. If the Agency determines a federal impact assessment is not required, no funds will be allocated and there will be no further opportunity to apply for funding for this project.
To apply for funding, complete the Application Form for the Planning Phase available on the Agency's website at canada.ca/iaac under Funding Programs. For more information, contact the Participant Funding Program by writing to [email protected], or by calling 1-866-582-1884.
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SOURCE Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
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