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Development Permits

Development Permits: CEAA screenings

What is happening?

  • This graph gives an indication of the number of development projects proposed each year in the North Yukon.
  • Until 2006 the Federal government carried out environmental assessments (CEAA screenings) on Federal lands and projects and the number of those screenings was low. Many of the screenings reported in this graph were routine maintenance projects for the Dempster Highway.
  • After 2006 the screenings were taken over by the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB).

Why is it happening?

  • There are many lands withdrawn from mineral staking in Northern Yukon and this may help explain the low number of records in this region compared to other areas of Yukon Territory.

Why is it important?

  • Tracking the various permit applications may help identify emerging trends or areas of new development.

Technical Notes

  • The information for CEAA screenings between 1998 and November, 2005 were obtained from Environment Canada's CEAA screening referral tracking system.
  • Screenings after November 2005 were obtained from the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board's public registry.
  • The information prior to 1998 was based on Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) screenings reported on the Federal Government website. DIAND officials acknowledged there were data gaps in the Yukon records in this database (e.g. 1994).

Text revised: March 12, 2012     Data added: March 12, 2012