Environmental assessment

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Assessment of the environmental effects of a project or undertaking, conducted in accordance with the governing federal or provincial laws; different levels of intensity of scrutiny exist, and most do not require public hearings; projects subject to environmental assessment are not to proceed without the environmental assessment, which is to be conducted as early in the planning stage as possible and before irrevocable decisions are made.

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