Under the Environmental Protection Act SNL2002 cE-14.2 the Minister of Environment and Conservation has the authority to set fees for the environmental assessment process.
These fees are effective May 1, 2016.
Fees apply to private and public sector proponents. Non-profit organizations are exempt.
All proponents are subject to a registration fee of $400 (plus HST) due upon submission of the registration document. HST applies for private sector proponents.
Undertakings with an estimated capital cost greater than $5 million as determined by the Director of Environmental Assessment* are subject to the following:
|Environmental Preview Report (EPR)||$10,000 +HST||Two instalments: $5,000 prior to the issuance of EPR guidelines by the Minister and $5,000 on submission of the EPR|
|Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)||$30,000 +HST||Two installments: $15,000 prior to the issuance of EIS guidelines by the Minster and $15,000 on submission of the EIS|
|Substantial revision to EIS||$6,000 +HST||On submission|
|Component Study||$6,000 +HST||On submission|
|Environmental Protection Plan||$6,000 +HST||On submission|
|Environmental Effects Monitoring Program||$6,000 +HST||On submission|
Incremental fees will be set according to a budget prepared by the Director* in consultation with the proponent, and will include:
Make cheque or money order payable to the Newfoundland Exchequer.
Fees or proof of payment (e.g. cashier’s receipt from Department of Finance) shall be submitted to the Environmental Assessment Division.
In case of non-payment of fees, the environmental assessment of an undertaking will not proceed nor will environmental assessment documents be considered to be accepted.
*See full policy below for further information