OWA Class Environmental Assessment

Class EA for Waterpower Projects (Ninth Edition) May 2022

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 May, 2022.

The ninth edition of the Class EA for Waterpower Projects was published May, 2022 and includes all up-to-date amendments incorporated in a single accessible document available below.

Environmental Assessment Government Review Team Master Distribution List

If you are interested in ordering a printed version of the Class EA please contact us info@owa.ca

Class EA Roles Fact Sheet

The purpose of the Class EA Roles Fact Sheet (MECP OWA MNDMNRF) is to outline the different roles and responsibilities of the Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA), Ministry of the Environment Conservation and Parks) and Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry (MNDMNRF) during the Class Environmental Assessment for Waterpower Projects