Environmental Reviews on Construction Projects

Year: 2019

Number: 7-19A

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.

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