The Class Environmental Assessment for Waterpower Projects (Class EA) was approved in October 2008 as a planning process that allows proponents to assess the potential effects to the environment using best available information in order to make an informed decision about how or whether a project should proceed. The Class EA applies to all waterpower projects to which Ontario Regulation 116/01 – Electricity Projects (2001) under the EA Act currently or as amended applies. The Class EA was amended February, 2018.
The eighth edition of the Class EA for Waterpower Projects was published February, 2018 and includes all up-to-date amendments incorporated in a single accessible document available below.
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The purpose of the Class EA Roles Fact Sheet (MOECC OWA MNRF) is to outline the different roles and responsibilities of the Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA), Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) and Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) during the Class Environmental Assessment for Waterpower Projects