Environmental Impact Assessments
Zoetica has a great deal of experience in writing and reviewing environmental impact assessments (EIA) and environmental and social impact assessments (ESIA) to ensure they conform to requirements of various Acts, regulations, and best practices. We have produced EIA and ESIA documents and reviewed documents produced by other consulting companies under the auspices of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, the National Energy Board, the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB), the BC Environmental Assessment Act, The Yukon Environmental and Social Assessment Act, and International Financial Corporation (IFC) standards (See Zoetica Projects under 'About' for more information). Zoetica has managed large (>1 million) and small (<$5,000) environmental and social impact assessment projects to ensure that high quality, scientifically reliable deliverables are provided on time and on budget. Zoetica is well equipped to manage, orchestrate, and liaise with large multidisciplinary teams that we hand-picked from ZoeticaNet to best match your project with skilled experts that work in the geographic area of your project, and that are scientific leaders in particular issues relevant to your project. We are also well equipped to liaise with Aboriginal representatives, government regulators, and other stakeholders on your behalf. Zoetica is also becoming the company of choice by a plethora of Aboriginal groups and lawyers seeking to identify any shortfalls of ESIA documents under review, as we can find exactly what is missing and can identify scientific and statistical shortfalls that should be fixed prior to project acceptance.
SAMPLE EIA PROJECT
EIA for Cell Tower on Bulkley River Indian Reserve, BC
Rogers Communications Inc. was commissioned to construct a cell phone tower on the Bulkley River Indian Reserve near Moricetown, BC. Zoetica performed an EIA and collected baseline information on topography, soil, vegetation, watercourses, wildlife, species/ecological communities at risk,human use, archeological potential, and risk of encountering contaminates. We prepared a report that describes existing conditions, assessment methods, environmental effects and significance, cumulative impacts, mitigation measures, and monitoring requirements.