Oil and Gas Environmental Review and Approval Processes (New Brunswick, Canada)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place New Brunswick

Applies to States or Provinces New Brunswick
Name Oil and Gas Environmental Review and Approval Processes (New Brunswick, Canada)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator New Brunswick Environment and Local Government
Primary Website http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/nr-rn/pdf/en/Promo/Environmental_Review_Processes_bil.pdf

Last Review 2014-09-16


Oil and natural gas companies engaged in exploration, development and production in New Brunswick will be required by the Department of Environment to undergo a Phased Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process.

The process will identify potential environmental impacts at the early stages before a project is implemented so that negative environmental impacts can be avoided.

The Phased EIA review will begin prior to well pad construction and will include any and all technical aspects of the project. Public involvement and stakeholder engagement will commence at this stage.

Oil and natural gas companies are also required to obtain applicable Approvals to Construct and Operate which requires the following submissions for review and approval: - containment system plans - waste, and waste water management plans - water management plans - water testing (private wells around the potential site) - site rehabilitation plans - wetland and watercourse alteration permits - zoning requirements under the Community Planning Act - chemical storage and handling - background noise assessment - quarterly environmental report to the Department

Policy Contact

Contact Name Kimberly Allen
Department New Brunswick Natural Resources
Division Environmental Assessment
Address 20 McGloin Street
Place Fredericton
Zip/Postal Code E3A 5T8
Phone (506) 444-5382

Email kim.allen2@gnb.ca
Website http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/contacts/dept_renderer.139.200999.201005.201012.html#employees