Key features of YESAA

  • A single assessment process that will apply throughout Yukon, to all projects, and to the federal, territorial and First Nation governments.
  • A neutral process done at arms length from governments.
  • A high level of transparency – decisions and actions will include written reasons and will be made available on the public registry.
  • Broader consideration of socio-economic factors.
  • Guaranteed opportunities for public participation.
  • Guaranteed opportunities for First Nation participation.
  • Traditional and local knowledge considered during assessments.
  • Increased certainty regarding information requirements, as well as mandatory timelines for both assessment and decision-making stages.