The Environmental Registry was launched on Environment Canada's web site with the proclamation of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) on March 31, 2000 as required under Section 12. The goal of the Registry is to make it easier to access current information related to the Act such as:
Canada Gazette notices and orders
Codes of practice
Enforcement and compliance actions
A Guide to Canada’s Impact Assessment Act, 2020 Edition offers valuable insight into the new Act as well as a detailed review of each of the processes that now govern impact assessment. In particular, practitioners of impact assessment and environmental, resources and infrastructure law will benefit from the overview of the IAA, including the most relevant features; the 10-point summary of the application and administration of the IAA; valuable commentary prepared by a team of leading environmental lawyers; the full text of the IAA and the accompanying regulations; and the full text of the IAA’s predecessor statute, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.
In 2015, Canada embarked on a task that no other country has attempted in recent years: fundamentally reconsidering how best to tackle environmental assessment. This review and revision process ended with the passage of the Impact Assessment Act (IAA) in 2019. The Next Generation of Impact Assessment explores the evolution of the Canadian assessment process and evaluates the effectiveness of the IAA.