Regulatory Review Process

  • The Community Access Road is subject to the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act, which requires preparation of a Terms of Reference and completion of an Individual Environmental Assessment (EA).
  • In April 2018, MFFN signed an agreement with the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) to initiate an Individual EA for the Community Access Road.
  • The Project submitted a Detailed Project Description under the Impact Assessment Act of Canada and will be undergoing a federal Impact Assessment (IA).
  • Both the provincial EA and federal IA will be coordinated, meaning that they will work together. They will determine the preferred routes for the proposed access road and identify potential effects and benefits, while introducing impact management strategies to be used throughout the Project.
  • MFFN, Ontario and the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada are busy consulting with neighbouring Indigenous communities and the public on the Project. Have your say!