OWA Class Environmental Assessment

Class EA for Waterpower Projects November 2017 (seventh edition)

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 on November 7, 2017.

The seventh edition of the Class EA for Waterpower Projects was published on November 7, 2017 and included all up-to-date amendments incorporated in a single accessible document available here. If you are interested in ordering a printed version of the Class EA please contact Stephanie Landers slanders@owa.ca

Class EA Roles Fact Sheet

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.