*New*: Impact Assessment Act Requirement
On August 28, 2019, the Federal Government enacted the Impact Assessment Act (IAA). As EIA is located on federal lands, the new regulation applies to all projects at EIA. Similar to previous legislation, Edmonton Airports completes environmental impact assessments on all projects.
The legislation can impose minimum timing requirements on project assessments to be conducted before a project is authorized to proceed. There is potential for certain projects to require a minimum 30-day public consultation period, dependent on characteristics and parameters of a project. Most projects at EIA will not require the 30-day public posting, however to prevent delays we recommended requesting an assessment 60-days in advance of your Facility Alteration Permit (FAP) application date.
To request an assessment for an upcoming project, please contact EA through email@example.com. Based on project scope, we will identify information needed to proceed with the assessment. EA will provide results within 5 business days and an assessment completion number (ACN) will be created, which will be linked to future FAP’s for the project. A current ACN must be included in all FAP applications, as of March 2, 2020.
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada maintains guidance materials and legislation on their website at canada.ca/iaac
Authentication of drawings by a Professional
In general FAP applications will require drawings completed by a professional (engineer, architect or both) and the continued involvement of the professional in the inspection of construction as mandated by the Alberta Building Code, and/or Architects Act and/or the Engineering and Geosciences Professions Act of Alberta. Both permit submissions and project record drawings are required to be authenticated. online.flippingbook.com
To avoid processing delays ensure that applications are complete including drawings authenticated by the appropriate professional(s).