Environmental Assessment Application
Clients submit an Environmental Assessment application to either:
- determine whether or not their proposed project is required to conduct an environmental impact assessment (EIA);
- advise that they will be conducting an EIA for their proposed project; or
- propose a change to a development that received Ministerial Approval.
Clients are strongly encouraged to review the Technical Proposal Guidelines prior to submitting an Application for an Environmental Assessment. Clients can fill out a self-assessment checklist found in Appendix A to gauge whether or not the project will require an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
Examples of past projects requiring an EIA are mapped on the SaskInteractive mapping tool and are available at the Publications Centre. This tool can help clients understand what types of projects have previously required an EIA and the EIA requirements for similar projects, or projects in similar locations.
There are no restrictions with submitting an Environmental Assessment Application for a proposed project on either Crown or private land. However, if you are acting on the project owner's behalf, formal letter of authorization will need to be included in your application.
3. How to Submit
To submit an Environmental Assessment Application, you will need to:
- Create a user account with an ID and password;
- Setup an individual profile, or register as a separate organization;
- Assign a contact(s) within the organization to manage your application(s) and level of involvement of each person with the application (stakeholder role). If the application is managed by a third party (e.g., consultant), provide all authorization letters;
- Click 'Environmental Assessment Application' to enter pertinent project information (organization, individual contact, project name, project description, geographic information);
- Attach the technical proposal and all supporting documents with the application including authorization letters (if application is managed by a third party). (Note: file sizes over 100 MB cannot be received through the online portal. Please contact the Environmental Assessment and Stewardship Branch for access to the secure file transfer system);
- Clients are strongly encouraged to submit a shape file of the project footprint with the technical proposal to assist in review and screening; and
- Submit the application.
For more information on account set-up and how to choose your stakeholder role, please consult the guidelines in Environment Business Services.
5. Further Information
The ministry's Client Service Office (CSO) delivers services to help clients navigate through application and regulatory processes. The Environment Business Services Guides provides quick information and some frequently asked questions on how to get set up. CSO can be reached on the general inquiry line during regular business hours at 1-800-567-4224.