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Completing a Heritage Resource Impact Assessment Requirement

Archaeology

The Process of Reviewing Developments for Heritage Concerns

When you receive a letter indicating a Heritage Resource Impact Assessment (HRIA) is required, the following steps are required:

  1. Hire an archaeological or palaeontological consultant to conduct the HRIA. Note: A palaeontological consultant is
    only required if specified in the letter.
  2. Consultant:
    • Conducts the HRIA; and
    • Submits a report to the Heritage Conservation Branch
  3. The Heritage Conservation Branch:
    • Reviews the consultants recommendations;
    • Issues one of the following letters notifying the developer;
      • Clearance has been granted; or
      • Due to the presence of archaeological or palaeontological sites recorded within the development area additional HRIA requirements are needed. (May range from avoidance of the site to full scale excavation.)
  4. Once all HRIA requirements have been completed, heritage clearance is given and development can proceed.

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