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Pacific and Yukon Region

The Pacific and Yukon Region consists of the Yukon and British Columbia. Unlike British Columbia which assesses projects under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA), projects located in Yukon are assessed by the Yukon Environmental and Socio- Economic Assessment Board (YESAB), which was established under the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act, which came into force on May 13, 2003.  The Pacific and Yukon Region provides assessment advice on a variety of projects including reviews of transportation (marine terminal construction and operation), highway route selections, hydroelectric projects, mining waste management, and effluent discharge and air emission control associated with mining operations.  Mining and processing is a prevalent sector in Pacific and Yukon Region.

Examples of large projects undergoing environmental assessment that the Pacific and Yukon Region of Environment Canada has been involved with include:

  • Kutcho Creek Copper Zinc Silver Gold Mine, Dease Lake, British Columbia

(CEAR Ref No. 07-03-36352)

  • Fairview Terminal Phase II Expansion Project

(CEAR Ref No. 08-03-37956)

  • Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine Project

(CEAR Ref No. 09-05-44811)

  • Kitimat LNG Inc. - Liquified Natural Gas Terminal

(CEAR Ref No. 05-03-10430)

  • Deltaport Third Berth Project

(CEAR Ref No. 04-03-3734)

An open pit mine