Step 1: Define the Community Access Road
Step 2: Terms of Reference
Identify alternative routes (i.e., #1, #2, #3, #4)
Marten Falls First Nation made a community decision to move forward with #1 and #4
Step 3: Effects Assessment Methods
Evaluate alternative routes #1 and #4, temporary infrastructure and aggregate sources against a set of criteria and indicators
IS extension timeline submitted November 2022
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Step 4: Identification of Preferred Alternatives
Select the preferred route and related infrastructure
Step 5: Review of draft and final EA / IS update
Submit the combined draft (2024) and final (2025) EA Report and the Federal Impact Statement (IS)
Federal and Provincial Decisions
Federal and provincial decisions made to approve or not. If approved, Project moves forward.
Timeline for detail design and construction will be available after the conclusion of the EA process
Operation and Maintenance
What is the Environmental Assessment (EA) / Impact Assessment (IA) Process? The first step in planning the proposed Community Access Road is to complete a provincial (Ontario) EA and federal IA. Since this is combined, it’s referred to as the EA / IA Process.
What is an Impact Statement (IS)? A detailed technical document prepared by Marten Falls First Nation to meet federal requirements. The provincial version is called the EA Report. The provincial EA Report and the federal IS will be combined as one report.