Guide to Public Participation in Environmental Decision‐Making in Alberta

The Environmental Law Centre has published a Guide to Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta in 2009 that is available for download and is also linked to this web page.

Excerpts from the Introduction to the report is reproduced here:

The purpose of this guide is to provide the public with information and strategies to effectively participate in government decisions relating to specific environmental authorizations issued by Alberta Environment and appeals before the Alberta Environmental Appeals Board (EAB). The guide focuses on assisting people who are self represented and wish to participate in approval and appeal processes.

If you are the proponent of an activity the guide will provide some insights into the legal process and the approaches that may be taken by a concerned member of the public.

This guide focuses on two pieces of Alberta legislation, the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and the Water Act. The guide also addresses appeals under these two statutes to the EAB. This legislation is administered by Alberta Environment, a department within the Government of Alberta.

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