As of November 30, 2018, Code of Practice notices under the Water Act are required to be submitted online in the Environmental Approvals System (EAS) OneStop.
As of January 18, 2019, all new Water Act approvals applications and approval amendments applications are required to be submitted online in EAS OneStop.
Training is being offered to assist applicants with this change. Visit the Eventbrite website for details:
The EAS OneStop system is a risk based, data driven application system for approvals, approval amendments and Code of Practice notices under the Water Act.
This is the first deliverable in the Government of Alberta’s transformation of environmental approvals where we are focused on improving effectiveness, efficiency and service to Albertans.
In the future, the system will integrate and manage Water Act, Public Lands Act and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act authorizations over their entire lifecycle.
How to access EAS OneStop
Step 1: Create an account
All users require a valid MyAlberta Digital ID (MADI) or MyAlberta Digital ID for Business (MADI-B) account in order to login to EAS OneStop. Individuals submitting an application require a MADI account.
If you are applying on behalf of a business or organization, a MADI-B account is required. The administrator(s) for a MADI-B account will send invitations to other employees of the organization in order to add them under the MADI-B account. Do not invite anyone outside of your organization to join your company's MADI-B account.
Once your MADI or MADI-B account has been obtained, you must log in to EAS OneStop to activate your MADI or MADI-B account. This is required before an application or notice can be submitted or before a representative can be assigned to submit on your behalf.
Step 2. Log in to EAS OneStop
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer
Note: Mobile browsers are currently not supported.
Important: Another individual or company can be delegated to submit an application or notice on your behalf by assigning them as a representative in EAS OneStop. In EAS OneStop, click the “My Profile” tab on the toolbar of the landing page and click “My Representative”. For an individual representative, enter the email address, first name and last name of their MADI account. For a company representative, enter the company name of their MADI-B account and click “Search”. Ensure you select the correct representative from the search results and then apply the appropriate timeframe and permissions for your representative. Please follow the instructions starting on the first page of the General application quick reference guide below for further details about adding a representative.
Quick reference guides
Quick reference guides (QRGs) provide step-by-step instructions to assist with submitting approval applications, approval amendment applications, and Code of Practice notices under the Water Act. The table below summarizes the applicable QRG to follow for each activity category. All new approval applications will first follow the instructions in the General application QRG. If the proposed application purpose is a wetland disturbance, flood control, drainage, excavation, or a dam, also refer to the specific QRG when submitting information in the “Additional Information” section of EAS OneStop. If an approval holder wants to submit an application to amend the terms or conditions of an existing approval, the Amendment application QRG shall be followed. If the proposed activity meets the definitions under a Water Act Code of Practice, the applicant will refer to the Code of Practice QRG.
|Application Purpose||Examples of Activities||Quick Reference Guide(s)|
|Wetland disturbance||Any activity in a wetland that doesn't meet the definitions of the Code of Practice activities listed below.||General application, Wetland disturbance|
|Flood control||Berms, pipeline armouring, channel realignment, erosion control.||General application, Flood control|
|Drainage||Dewatering, agricultural drainage, storm water management.||General Application, Drainage|
|Excavation||Dugouts, borrow pits, end pit lakes, sand and gravel pits, other excavations.||General application, Excavation|
|Dam||Activities related to a dam as specified in the Water (Ministerial) Regulation.||General application, Dam|
|Other||Activities requiring an approval that don’t fit the other categories.||General application|
|Amendment||Changes to the terms or conditions of an existing approval.||Amendment application|
|Code of Practice||Temporary Diversion of Water for Hydrostatic Testing of Pipelines, Watercourse Crossings, Outfall Structures on Water Bodies, Pipelines and Telecommunication lines crossing a Water Body
Powerline Works impacting Wetlands
Wetland Replacement Works
|Code of Practice notice|
- Initiate new Water Act application – General application (PDF, 288 KB)
- Initiate new Water Act application – Wetland disturbance (PDF, 458 KB)
- Initiate new Water Act application – Flood control (PDF, 219 KB)
- Initiate new Water Act application – Drainage (PDF, 231 KB)
- Initiate new Water Act application – Excavation (PDF, 150 KB)
- Initiate new Water Act application – Dam (PDF, 197 KB)
- Initiate new Water Act application – How to Search (PDF, 305 KB)
- Initiate new Water Act amendment application (PDF, 145 KB)
- Initiate new Water Act Code of Practice notice (PDF, 449 KB)
- Import Digital Spatial Data into OneStop (PDF, 189 KB)
Instructional videos on our YouTube page provide step-by-step instructions for getting started with EAS OneStop, submitting various application types and making the most of the system's functionality and key features.
For technical support with the EAS OneStop system, email [email protected].