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Environmental Impact Assessment

Online /
May 2 - 3, 2023 /
Course Code: 14-0506-ONL23

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
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Overview

Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

After participating in the course,

  • you have the knowledge on how Environmental Impact Assessment in Canada at Federal and Provincial Levels is conducted.
  • you are familiar with EIA related legislation
  • you know how screening of proposed projects are conducted
  • you are familiar with the procedures for public participation
  • you are familiar with various impact assessment methods
  • you know how to devise mitigation measures and monitoring programs
  • you are able to prepare an EIA report

Description

Under the Impact Assessment Act (IAA), an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) may be required for designated projects like the building of mines, roads, or dams. EIA is a planning and decision-making tool to assess and address the impacts of the proposed development before they start. EIA help us understand the environmental setting of the project, predict the potential impacts and propose measures to mitigate the adverse impacts if there were any. EIA includes components of monitoring and follow-up programs to ensure the impacts are managed in compliance with sustainability and applicable regulations. Benefits of conducting an EIA include protection of the environment and human health, avoiding negative effects, increasing positive effects, and enhanced understanding about project impacts from the input of Indigenous peoples and the public.

The main objective of this workshop is to introduce attendees to basics and principles of the Environmental Impact Assessment. The specific objectives are to provide:

  • A general understanding of the federal legislative framework for EIA
  • An introduction to Impact Assessment Agency of Canada and its on-line resources
  • A review of the main steps and procedures for conducting EIAs
  • An overview of required background information
  • An introduction to harmonization between federal and provincial governments

Course Outline

  • EIA Legislation Definitions
  • Screening and Scoping
  • Public Participation
  • Environmental and Social Impacts Identification
  • Impact Analysis
  • Baseline and Existing Conditions
  • Mitigation and Impact Management
  • Impact Assessment Methods
  • Monitoring and Follow-up
  • EIA Report
  • Harmonization between Federal and Provincial EIA Systems
  • Case Studies
  • Questions and Answers
  • Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment

Who Should Attend

Consultants involved in Environmental Assessment • Project Developers in Public and Private Sector who would require an understanding of the EIA Process for Possible Review of EIA Reports as well as Environmental Engineers and Practitioners.

More Information

Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time


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Syllabus

  • EIA Legislation Definitions
  • Screening and Scoping
  • Public Participation
  • Environmental & Social Impacts Identification
  • Impact Analysis
  • Baseline and Existing Conditions
  • Mitigation and Impact Management
  • Impact Assessment Methods
  • Monitoring and Follow-up
  • EIA Report
  • Harmonization between Federal and Provincial EIA Systems
  • Case Studies
  • Questions and Answers

Instructor

Majid Sartaj, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Majid Sartaj is a registered Professional Engineer and a faculty member at Civil Engineering Department of the University of Ottawa. He holds a BSc degree in Civil Eng., and a MSc and PhD degree in Environmental Eng. Dr. Sartaj has more than 20 years of experience in academia as well as consulting in Environmental Engineering and Waste Management. During this time, he has taught courses on the design of water & wastewater treatment, solid waste management, environmental impact assessment, environmental site assessment, and site and field investigation. His research areas include sustainable solid waste management (SWM) technologies, with the main focus on Bioreactor Landfilling and biogas/renewable natural gas (NRG) production, remediation of contaminated soils, the application of adsorption and Ion-Exchange processes for removal of contaminants, and modeling their fate and transport in the environment. Dr. Sartaj is the author or co-author of around 100 research publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He has supervised or co-supervised more than 40 graduate students. Dr. Sartaj has been an active participant and organizer of several national and international conferences.




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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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