Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Review

Prince Edward Island has established an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) review process for any project that may have a negative impact on the environment. The EIA review is a valuable tool. In the early stages of planning it allows the applicant, federal and provincial regulatory agencies, and the public to identify and address environmental issues that may be associated with a specific project.

All EIAs follow a four-step review process:

  1. When an application for an environmental impact assessment is received, a technical committee with the Department reviews it for completeness. Additional information may, or may not, be requested.
  2. Next, the public is provided with an opportunity to review the proposed project, offer comments, or identify concerns. To assist with this, the department makes the proposal available online for review.
  3. If, through this public consultation process, legitimate concerns are raised that have not been addressed in the proposal, additional study may be required.
  4. Once the assessment process has been completed, the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate Change decides whether to approve or deny the project. 

Can I access a list of EIA reviews?

A list of current and past (2012-2016) Environmental Impact Assessment reviews and approvals can be found at Projects Under Environmental Review.

Who can I contact for more information?

Dale Thompson (Environmental Assessment Officer)
Jones Building 4th Floor
11 Kent Street
Charlottetown, PEI
Telephone: (902) 368-5049
Fax:  (902) 368-5830
Email: dethompson@gov.pe.ca

Greg Wilson (Manager, Environmental Land Management)
Jones Building 4th Floor
11 Kent Street
Charlottetown, PEI
Telephone: (902) 368-5274
Fax:  (902) 368-5830
Email: gbwilson@gov.pe.ca


Published date: 
June 4, 2019
Environment, Water and Climate Change

General Inquiries

Department of Environment, Water and Climate Change
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