YESAB’s environmental and socio-economic assessment methodology
- YESAB is an independent arms-length body, responsible for the assessment responsibilities of the YESAA
Click here to access the Information Bulletin that describes the environmental and socio-economic assessment methodology
- Determining the significance of the effects associated with proposed projects is a central tenet in environmental and socio-economic assessment.
Click here to view the framework for determining the significance of adverse effects of projects assessed under YESAA
- The Umbrella Final Agreement (UFA) and YESAA set out and provide for processes aimed at integrating regional land use plan considerations into the assessment processes conducted under YESAA. The processes applicable to projects in regions for which a regional land use plan is in effect are set out under s.44 of the Act.
Click here to read more about the conformity check processes under YESAA
- An important part of any assessment is identifying valued environmental and socio-economic components (VESECs) that may be impacted by a proposed project and the condition or state of those VESECs before a proposed project (or different phases of a proposed project) is undertaken.
Click here to read more about how YESAB considers cumulative effects
- Asserted and established Aboriginal and Final Agreement rights are considered in assessments conducted under YESAA in two ways. 1. They can help inform or guide the choice of VESECs utilized in an assessment. 2. They may provide context relevant to determining the significance of likely adverse effects of the project on identified VESECs
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- Proponent commitments are assurances by the proponent to take certain actions over the life of the project. During a project evaluation, YESAB assessors extract statements by proponents committing to take certain actions from the project proposal or subsequent correspondence, e.g.
a response to an information request
Click here to access backgrounder on Proponent Commitments
- The Umbrella Final Agreement (“UFA”) and the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act (“YESAA” or the Act) set out and provide for processes aimed at integrating regional land use plan considerations into the assessment processes conducted under YESAA.
Click here to access the Information Bulletin that identifies the requirements under YESAA regarding conformity checks
- YESAB is required to maintain a register of all documents that are produced, collected and received in relation to assessments. The document registry we maintain is guided by our records management policy and in accordance with s.118 and s.119 of the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act (the Act). YESAB also maintains an online registry (YOR) to empower participants to access assessment related documents online at any time. In this way, the YOR helps us to facilitate and enable meaningful participation in the assessment processes conducted by YESAB.
Click here to read about the criteria YESAB uses to determine what information is posted or not to our online registry after we have concluded our assessment with a recommendation or referral