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Permits for Dredged Material

Milestone 2: Applicant Prepares Disposal at Sea Permit Application

Step 3: Applicant Collects Information Required to Select Disposal Site

  1. Consult with Environment Canada (EC) on information gathering plan.
  2. Gather information.

Action that initiates step

Applicant decides to pursue a disposal at sea permit.

EC roles and responsibilities

Provide advice where appropriate.

Other parties’ roles & responsibilities

Applicant must develop a plan, in consultation with EC, to gather the required disposal site selection information, either from the field or from existing sources, and must then execute the plan. If a new disposal site is being selected, the applicant must provide all of the information outlined in the EC “Criteria for Establishing a New Disposal Site”.

Forms to be completed

Not applicable.

Documentation involved in step

Applicant documents and provides copies of information required to select a disposal site for submission with application form in Step 10, and in the required EC data format.

Decision-making criteria

  • Previous use of site (new sites will be assessed using the “Criteria for Establishing a New Disposal Site”)
  • Results of monitoring at site
  • Other user’s of the sea

Component Activities

The Applicant must:

  • Consult with EC to determine the information required to select a disposal site, and formulate a plan to gather this information.
  • Gather information required and document it for submission with Application form in Step 10.

End-point, final product of step

Suitable disposal site is identified.

Step 4: Applicant Documents Comparative Risk Assessment of Each Waste Management Option

Step 5: Applicant Prepares an Impact Hypothesis

Action that initiates step

Applicant requires a disposal at sea permit.

EC roles and responsibilities

Provides advice as appropriate.

Other parties’ roles & responsibilities

Applicant must use available information to formulate an impact hypothesis.

Forms to be completed

Not applicable.

Documentation involved in step

Not applicable.

Decision-making criteria

Integration of available information.

Component Activities

Applicant must use available information to formulate an impact hypothesis that describes possible effects of disposal.

End-point, final product of step

Potential impacts of disposal are identified.