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Title: Energy, Environmental Impacts, and Sustainable Development


1
Energy, Environmental Impacts, and Sustainable
Development
  • Presented by
  • Cat Shrier, Ph.D., P.G.
  • Water Resources Planner
  • (403) 532-5797
  • cshrier_at_golder.com

2
Key Components of an EIA
3
NEPA Process
  • A process not a permit or approval
  • Projects with a federal nexus
  • States and localities have own EIA processes
  • Lead agency is responsible for NEPA
  • Cooperating Agencies
  • Proponent Pays
  • Third Party Consultant (works for agency)

4
The Public Plays a Critical Role
  • The Scoping Process
  • Draft EIS
  • Final EIS
  • Record of Decision (ROD)

5
Comparative Study for NRCan
  • Process clarity and predictability are key
  • Scoping
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Timelines
  • Time to complete EIA impacted by
  • Size, complexity, sensitivity of the environment
  • Community and cultural issues
  • Requirements and inter-jurisdictional process
  • Delays due to regulatory capacity issues /
    completeness of submittals

6
EIA Process Adds Value
  • Enables regulatory / funding approval
  • Positive community relationships
  • Optimized project design
  • Reduced environmental liabilities
  • More predictable schedule / framework
  • Consistent with corporate environmental policies
  • Supports development and implementation of
    strategies for SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT WHAT???

7
Sustainable Development Is
  • NOT just a buzzword
  • NOT just an academic concept
  • NOT just a vision statement
  • An integral part of how companies approach
    projects
  • Based on sound and established practices

8
Sustainable Development is
Continually finding ways to
Mitigate
Avoid
Monitor
Minimize
Environmental Impacts
9
Sustainable Development is
Partnerships with local communities
Community and Culture
Consultation
Infrastructure
Economic Benefits
not just permit negotiations
10
Sustainable Development is
Life cycle value assessment (LCVA)
Considering all stages of a project
11
Sustainable Development is
Improving technology and understanding
Plug Big Green Bus
for increased efficiency and
environmental benefits
12
Sustainable Development is
Self-Healing
Natural Analogs
Stakeholder Input on End Uses
Walk-Away Systems
Reclamation through Post-Closure
13
Sustainable Development Is
  • Considering the entire life cycle of the project
    through post-closure
  • Finding ways to avoid, minimize, mitigate, and
    monitor impacts
  • Closure and restoration plans that work with
    nature e.g. geomorphically designed and
    self-healing drainage channels
  • Work with local communities not just permit
    negotiations, but ongoing partnerships and
    planning for social and economic benefits during
    and after the project

14
When Developing Energy Resources
  • it is critical to understand
  • The resources being developed
  • The environment and potential impacts to that
    environment
  • The communities and stakeholders and potential
    impacts to them (negative and positive)
  • The regulatory process
  • Strategy for a sustainable approach

Chris Schenk
Paul Vonguerard
Russ George
Sue Lowell
15
Regardless of where EIAs are done
16
NEPA Process
17
NEPA Process (Continued)
18
Typical NEPA Document Format
  • 1.0 Introduction
  • 1.1 Statement of Purpose and Need
  • 1.2 Decisions to be Made by Responsible
    Officials
  • 2.0 Proposed Action and Alternatives
  • 2.1 Proposed Action
  • 2.2 Alternatives
  • 2.3 No Action Alternative
  • 2.4 Alternatives Considered But Not Carried
    Forward For Analysis
  • 3.0 Description of Affected Environment
  • 3.1 Climate
  • 3.2 Geology
  • 3.3 Topography
  • 3.4 Soils
  • 3.5 Vegetation
  • 3.6 Wildlife
  • 3.7 Etc.

19
Typical NEPA Document Format (Cont.)
  • 4.0 Environmental Consequences
  • 4.1 Vegetation
  • 4.1.1 Impacts
  • 4.1.2 Mitigation Measures
  • 4.1.3 Cumulative Impacts
  • 5.0 Public Involvement, Cooperation and
    Coordination
  • 5.1 Scoping
  • 5.2 Cooperation
  • 5.3 Coordination
  • 6.0 List of Preparers, Agencies and
    Organizations
  • 7.0 Bibliography
  • 8.0 Glossary
  • 9.0 Index
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