Proposed Timelines

What we are proposing.

  • Spring 2021
    • Commence engagement with Indigenous communities (to be continued throughout the process)
    • Publish Notice of Commencement (NoC) of Terms of Reference (ToR)
    • Indigenous Community Open House #1
    • Initiate field studies on alternative routes
  • Summer 2021
    • Submit Initial Project Description to the federal Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC)
    • Submit Draft ToR for review by Indigenous communities, government agencies, and other stakeholders / interested persons
  • Fall 2021
    • Submit Detailed Project Description to the federal IAAC
  • Spring 2022
    • Indigenous Community Open House #2
    • Public Open House #1
    • Continue field studies
    • Submit Final ToR to the provincial regulators
    • Provincial Minister’s Decision on ToR
    • IAAC issues Notice of Commencement (NoC) of Impact Assessment and Tailored Impact Assessment Guidelines (TISG)
  • Summer 2022
    • Identify preferred route
    • Indigenous Community Open House #3
    • Public Open House #2
  • Winter 2022
    • Indigenous Community Open House #4
    • Public Open House #3
    • Submit Draft Environmental Assessment Report / Impact Statement
  • Spring 2023
    • Indigenous Community Open House #5
    • Submit Final Environmental Assessment Report / Impact Statement
  • Spring 2024
    • Decision by provincial and federal Ministers

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