Act and List of Regulations

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is responsible for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012).

List of regulations under CEAA 2012

  • Regulations Designating Physical Activities
    These regulations identify the physical activities that constitute the "designated projects" that may require an environmental assessment by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency or will require an environmental assessment by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission or by the National Energy Board.
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  • Prescribed Information for the Description of a Designated Project Regulations
    CEAA 2012 requires that the proponent of a designated project, except projects that are regulated by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission or the National Energy Board, submit a project description to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. These regulations set out the information that must be included in a project description.
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  • Cost Recovery Regulations
    CEAA 2012 provides for cost recovery to enable the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency to recover from the proponent of a project certain costs incurred during the course of an environmental assessment. These regulations set out the services and amounts for which the Agency can recover costs from the proponent of a project that undergoes an assessment by review panel.
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Transitional environmental assessments

When CEAA 2012 came into force, the former Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (the former Act) was repealed. However, CEAA 2012 includes transitional provisions for environmental assessments under the former Canadian Environmental Assessment Act that were underway at that time.

Assessments by a review panel were transitioned under CEAA 2012 to be continued and completed in accordance with that legislation.

Comprehensive studies are being continued and completed under the former Act.

Screenings are being continued and completed under the former Act if the project was specifically designated by the Minister of the Environment on the day CEAA 2012 came into force. For more information on these projects, see the Minister's Order Designating Screenings [PDF - 188 KB].

The regulations under the former Act apply only to the transitional screenings and comprehensive studies that are being continued and completed under the former Act. They do not apply under CEAA 2012.

For more information on federal environmental assessment, see Policy and Guidance.