Coastal Erosion and Flood Risk Assessment

What is a Coastal Erosion and Flood Risk Assessment (CEFRA)?

A Coastal Erosion and Flood Risk Assessment is an evaluation of the erosion potential for a given coastal property. A CEFRA will also identify the potential for flooding on a coastal property due to rising sea levels and/or storm surges.

Information provided by a CEFRA can help you to plan and position buildings more safely on your property. Building in the best location now will help to minimize costly relocation that may be required in the future as sea level rises and storm surges become more frequent and intensive.

Do I need to request a Coastal Erosion and Flood Risk Assessment?  

No. A CEFRA is completed each time a subdivision or development application that involves coastal properties is received by the Department of Communities, Land and Environment. The results of the CEFRA will be shared with the developer and/or property owner(s). You may, however, request a CEFRA for any coastal property that you own or are thinking about purchasing.

Is there a fee for the completion of a Coastal Erosion and Flood Risk Assessment?

There is no cost to have a Coastal Erosion and Flood Risk Assessment completed for your property.

How long will it take to have a Coastal Erosion and Flood Risk Assessment completed for my property?

Most Coastal Erosion and Flood Risk Assessments are completed and the results made available within five to seven business days.

Who can I contact for more information?

For assessments related to subdivision and development applications:

Eugene Lloyd (Acting Chief Safety Standards Officer)
J. Elmer Blanchard Building
31 Gordon Drive
Charlottetown, PEI  C1A 7N8
Telephone:  (902) 368-4892
Fax: (902) 368-5526
Email:  emlloyd@gov.pe.ca

For assessments of other properties:

Peter Nishimura (Climate Change Adaptation Specialist)
Jones Building, 4th Floor
11 Kent Street
Charlottetown, PEI  C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 620-3232
Fax: (902) 368-5830
Email: pnishimura@gov.pe.ca

Published date: 
July 7, 2016
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General Inquiries

Department of Communities, Land and Environment
4th Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-5044
Toll-free: 1-866-368-5044
Fax: (902) 368-5830

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