Environmental Impact Study Guidelines
All Niagara Region projects

About the project

Niagara Region has developed a new Niagara Official Plan. As part of the development process, the Region undertook a natural environment work program to identify a natural environment system. This is made up of both a natural heritage system and water resource system.

Work is now underway to update the Environmental Impact Study Guidelines. The key objectives of the update will be to:

  • Update policy and technical content
  • Improve document functionality
  • Introduce a structured waiving process

Project timeline

2022 - completed
Policy and technical background review and update recommendations

2023 - completed
Consultation point #1

2023 - completed
Framework for the guidelines outline / roles and responsibilities

2023 - completed
Consultation point #2

2023 - completed
Draft updated Environmental Impact Study Guidelines

2023 - completed
Consultation point #3

2023 to fall 2024 - In progress
Finish Environmental Impact Study Guidelines


Cara Lampman
Niagara Region
Manager Environmental Planning
905-980-6000 ext. 3430
Email Cara Lampman

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