New Environmental Regulations Now In Force
|Area||Environmental Law, Mining and Natural Resources|
On July 18, 2012, certain regulations under the new Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (the “CEAA 2012”) became effective resulting in substantial streamlining of the federal environmental review process. These regulations relate to: (i) the scope of projects subject to the CEAA 2012, (ii) the prescribed information required for submission, and (iii) costs eligible for recovery from the proponent. This update provides an overview of the application of the new regulations and the CEAA 2012 to the mining industry.