Alberta Environment and Parks has provided new update to the Wetland Assessment and Impact Form
Alberta Environment and Parks
(AEP) has announced additions to the list of "low risk" activities requiring a Wetland Assessment and Impact Form (WAIF). Effective September 21, 2020, any widening, improvements, or maintenance of existing roads that take place within a registered road plan right of way now require a WAIF rather than a full Wetland Assessment and Impact Report (WAIR).
In the previous version of the WAIF, road activities within 15 metres from the centre line of an existing road were allowed to use the WAIF, whereas road work beyond this footprint required a field-base wetland assessment and a more comprehensive report. This change will reduce red tape by allowing more flexibility and less costly wetland assessments within a larger project area (i.e. the registered road plan).
View AEP’s announcement
for more information about this update to the WAIF.
This update is in effect as of September 21, 2020.
For more information, please contact Angela Burkinshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Matthew Wilson at email@example.com
Director of Advocacy and External Relations