Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Process
This Study will follow the approved planning process for a Group ‘B’ project under the Ontario Ministry of Transportation Class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Transportation Facilities (amended 2000) (Class EA). Alternatives will be generated and evaluated based on technical and environmental factors and in consultation with Indigenous communities, public stakeholders, municipalities and government agencies. A Public Information Centre will be held during this Study to provide interested parties with the opportunity to discuss the Study and provide input to the Project Team.
Ontario Environmental Assessment Act - Ministry of Transportation Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Process
Project groupings within the Class Environmental Assessment have been established as follows:
- Group "A" - Projects involving new facilities
- Group "B" - Projects involving major improvements to existing facilities
- Group "C" - Projects involving minor improvements to existing facilities
- Group "D" - Activities that involve operation, maintenance, administration and miscellaneous work for provincial transportation facilities
For projects subject to the Class Environmental Assessment, an environmental assessment involves identifying and planning for environmental issues and effects prior to implementing a project. The process allows reasonable opportunities for public involvement in the decision-making process of the project.
Notice of Study Commencement: August 2022
Public Information Centre:
Transportation Environmental Study Report: