With the recent 2017-18 Budget announcement, programs and services affected will be updated shortly. Posted March 22, 2017

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Renseignements en Français

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Does my Project Need an Environmental Assessment

Proponents should apply for an assessment:

  • if the project appears to be a development under the Environmental Assessment Act, or
  • if there is uncertainty whether it is a development. The ministry will screen the proposed project to determine if an assessment is required.

Proponent Self-Assessment has been designed to help clients with a preliminary review of the expected impacts of a proposed project on the environment.

Appendix A in the Technical Proposal Guidelines includes a checklist of questions intended to provide clarity to proponents in assessing whether a project requires a formal review and Ministerial Determination.

Guidance Documents

Sector Specific Guidelines – Guidance for activities in Oil and Gas and Mineral Exploration under the Act.

  • The Environment Reviews for Oil and Gas Activities - These guidelines describe the Ministry of Environment’s environmental review of oil and gas activities and outline the level of review required for various types of oil and gas projects in Saskatchewan.  This document also includes guidelines for the preparation of an Oil and Gas Project Proposal for submission to the ministry.
  • Mineral Exploration Guidelines - Guidelines to assist government and industry in the planning, initiation, completion, and approval process for activities on land administered by the Ministry.
  • Wildlife Siting Guidelines - Guidelines to provide advice to developers on siting considerations for Wind Energy Projects.

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