Privacy Notice

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) makes your comments on an environmental assessment of a project, and any other records that you submit, available to the public upon request, and may also post these records on the online public registry. Under sub-section 80(2) of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, all comments or documents submitted to inform an environmental assessment are part of the publicly accessible project file.

When the Agency makes your comment public, it will include your name, any credentials that you provide, and your personal views or opinions. Your home address, telephone numbers, email addresses and signatures will not be publicly disclosed.

If you want to provide confidential or sensitive information that you think should not be made public, please contact the Agency before submitting it.

Your comments, including your complete original correspondence, may be shared with other government departments or provincial counterparts involved in the environmental assessment process in order to respond to the issues that you have raised.

Your contact information may also be added to the distribution list for the environmental assessment of the project related to your comments, in order to inform you about additional opportunities to participate, receipt of key documents related to the environmental assessment, or key steps in the process. For these purposes, the Agency’s distribution lists are shared with Agency employees and an independent review panel should one be appointed for a project. The distribution lists are not shared with other federal departments, a province, the proponent or other participants without prior consent. At any time, you may request that your contact information be removed from the Agency’s distribution lists.

You have the right to request access to your personal information held by the Agency, and to request correction of your personal information that appears to be inaccurate. For more information, to file a request for access to your personal information, or to correct any errors, please contact the Agency at:

Please identify the project for which you submitted correspondence. The Agency does not file submissions by name. Identifying the date and method (letter / email / fax) of your submission, that applies to your request will help the Agency to serve you more quickly.

More information is described under the Agency's Info Source under the title: “Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry”.

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