Overview

Alberta Transportation has developed processes and documents to help ensure consultants and contractors working on Alberta highway and water management infrastructure projects comply with provincial and federal environmental regulatory requirements.

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Environmental evaluation

The Terms of Reference for Environmental Evaluation is to be used for both functional planning studies and preliminary design work.

Environmental evaluations must identify and sufficiently detail environmentally sensitive features, including but not limited to:

  • fish bearing watercourses
  • wetlands and federally/provincially protected species

The level of detail required may vary depending on whether or not the project is on the Provincial Construction Program .

Consultants carrying out functional planning and/or preliminary design activities for Alberta Transportation must follow these processes:

Design and construction

Contractors involved in construction activities for Alberta Transportation must follow these processes as per contract requirements:

Navigation Protection Act

The Navigation Protection Act is federal legislation administered by Transport Canada. Alberta Transportation has developed a process to help consultants and contractors comply with this legislation and determine navigational requirements related to their projects:

Fisheries Act

The Fisheries Act is federal legislation administered by Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Environment Canada. Alberta Transportation has developed a process to help consultants and contractors comply with this legislation. Contact the Environmental Regulation section for more information.

Contact

To connect with the Environmental Regulation section:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-644-4499
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: darren.carter@gov.ab.ca

Address:
2nd Floor, Twin Atria building
4999 98 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta  T6B 2X3