Project description review (2013)

  • September 2013: Project Description submitted to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA; now the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada or IAAC)
  • September 2013: Public comment period on summary of the Project Description

 

Determination of environmental assessment (2013-2014)

  • November 2013: Public comment period on draft Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines
  • January 2014: Final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines issued to port authority by CEAA

 

Development of Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (2014)

  • March 2014: Public comment period on draft Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines
  • August 2014: Draft Review Panel Terms of Reference issued

 

Environmental Impact Statement completeness review (2015-2016)

  • March 2015: Environmental Impact Statement submitted by port authority to CEAA
  • April 2015: Updated Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines issued to port authority by CEAA
  • April 2015: Public comment period on Environmental Impact Statement
  • October 2015: Marine Shipping Addendumand information requests submitted by port authority
  • November 2015: Public comment period on Marine Shipping Addendum
  • February 2016: Additional information requests submitted by port authority
  • April 2016: Marine Shipping Addendum information requests submitted by port authority

 

Independent review panel (2018-2019)

  • May 2018: Independent review panel announced
  • May 2016–February 2019: Sufficiency information requests submitted
  • December 2018: Public comment period on sufficiency of information
  • May–June 2019: Public hearing held in Delta, B.C.
  • August 2019: Public record for the environmental assessment closes, independent review panel begins work on panel report

 

2020 and beyond

  • March 2020: Federal Review Panel Report for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project submitted by the independent review panel to the minister of environment and climate change
  • Summer—Fall 2020:
    • Port authority undertakes work to complete the information request issued by the minister of environment and climate change Canada on August 24
    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada develops draft conditions. Once complete, draft conditions will be made available on the project registry
    • The federal government consults with Indigenous groups about the review panel report and draft conditions
    • Draft conditions are made available for public comment
  • Fall—Winter 2020/2021:
    • Port authority consults with Indigenous groups on the information requests and once feedback is incorporated submits information requests to the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada revises conditions based on the feedback received during the public comment period
  • Spring—Summer 2021
    • Minister of environment and climate change issues decision statement, with final conditions, for the project. If approved, the port authority must follow the final conditions provided by the minister.

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