Proponents should apply for an assessment:
- if the project appears to be a development under The Environmental Assessment Act, (the Act);
- if there is uncertainty whether it is a development. The ministry will screen the proposed project to determine if an assessment is required; or
- if they wish to propose a change to an existing development that received Ministerial Approval.
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.
- Technical Proposal Guidelines – a guide to assessing projects and preparing proposals under the Act
- Guidelines for the Terms of Reference and Environmental Impact Statement – guidelines for the Terms of Reference and Environmental Impact Statement.
- Proponent Consultation Guidelines – Guidelines for Engaging and Consulting with First Nations and Métis Communities in relation to Environmental Assessment in Saskatchewan
- Technical Review Guidelines – A guide to the technical review process for Environmental Impact Assessments within Saskatchewan under the Act.
- Environmental Review Guidelines 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.
- Health Impacts in Environmental Assessment – These guidelines are designed for evaluating and addressing potential health impacts of proposed industrial projects in Saskatchewan. This document provides information and resources for preparing health based regulatory applications for the Terms of Reference and Environmental Impact Statement which aligns with the overall goals of public health protection in Saskatchewan. The addendum (revision notes) provides an update on select items in the original document.
- Guidelines for the Preparation of As-Built Reports – These guidelines will assist developers in preparing as-built reports by identifying what should be included in an as-built report and the process to follow.
- Mineral Exploration Guidelines for Saskatchewan – 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 for Saskatchewan Wind Energy Projects – Guidelines to provide advice to developers on siting considerations for Wind Energy Projects.
- Adaptive Management Guidelines for Saskatchewan Wind Energy Projects – Guidelines to complement the siting guidelines and support effective adaptive management of commercial-scale wind energy projects.