In August 2007, the Ministry of the Environment released a draft of the Code of Practice: Preparing, Reviewing and Using Class Environmental Assessments in Ontario which sets out the Ministry’s expectations for the content of a “parent” class environmental assessment under 14 (2) of the Environmental Assessment Act. It also sets out the roles and responsibilities for all participants in the class environmental assessment process at the project stage and provides guidance to the public on how to navigate the class environmental assessment process for a particular project.
In addition, it should be noted that on May 30, 2007, the Minister of the Environment approved three of the five Codes of Practice and one guidance document. They are:
Federal/Provincial Environmental Assessment Coordination in Ontario: A Guide for Proponents and the Public