Environmental Reviews on Construction Projects
Department: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment
WHEREAS environmental reviews and regulations also apply to existing developed road allowances;
WHEREAS municipal and provincial agencies are required to obtain separate environmental permits;
WHEREAS municipalities are responsible for all costs regarding environmental review, permits and monitoring during construction;
WHEREAS environmental reviews cause significant delays during construction season;
BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Ministry of Environment to amend existing policies and regulations so that when construction work is done within a developed road allowance it is exempt from environmental reviews and permits;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that when provincial agencies are required to do work, such as relocating telephone or fibre optic lines, the agency use existing permits that have been issued for project.