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Reference Guide on Physical and Cultural Heritage Resources

A Reference Guide for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act

Assessing Environmental Effects on Physical and Cultural Heritage Resources

Prepared by the
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

April, 1996

© Minister of Supply and Services Canada 1996
ISBN : 0-662-24599-7
Catalog No.: En106-34/1996F

The reference guide is intended for information purposes only. It should not be perceived as a substitute for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. In the event of any inconsistency between this guide and the Act, the latter would prevail. Individuals with specific legal problems are urged to seek legal advice.

This guide has also been incorporated to the Responsible Authority's (RA) Guide. The RA Guide is available by contacting the Agency. You can also access these documents from the Agency's Internet address: http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/

An Invitation to Users of the Reference Guide on Physical and Cultural Heritage Resources

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency will update the guide in response to users' comments and needs as they gain experience with the Act. The Agency welcomes comments and suggestions from readers. These should be addressed to:

EA Enhancement & International Affairs
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
200 Sacre-Cœur Boulevard
Hull, Quebec K1A 0H3
Tel: (819) 997-1000
Fax: (819) 994-1469

Disclaimer

This guide is for information purposes only. It is not a substitute for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act(the Act) or any of its regulations. In the event of any inconsistency between this guide and the Act or regulations, the Act or regulations, as the case may be, would prevail.

This document provides guidance on environmental assessment under the provisions of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act as amended on July 12, 2010. It has not been updated to reflect changes to the process introduced in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. To ensure that you have the appropriate versions of the Act and regulations, please consult the Department of Justice website.

This reference guide is also available in French, entitled: “Document de référence sur les ressources du patrimoine physique et culturel”.

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