Regulatory Affairs

The regulatory playing field is constantly changing. Stick handling through the regulatory maze of resource developments from the front end of project planning, to operations and ultimately closure and reclamation can be tricky business. Sustainability North has the experience to guide the regulatory process for the complete life cycle of a project. Beyond our support in permitting and approvals, as well as limiting exposure to regulatory risk in construction and operations phases, there is an increasing need in industry to track compliance and report on the multiple conditions of regulatory approvals during and following operations.

Mitigation and monitoring plans are examples of these approval conditions. In the mid to later stages of project cycles, there are strict requirements for reclamation planning. At the same time, there is tremendous potential presented in site restoration, for industry to advance sustainability and realize important strategic benefits.

The planning of energy, mining, power and transportation projects requires a broad understanding of federal and provincial regulatory requirements, along with industry best practices. Whether the Alberta Energy Regulator, British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission, National Energy Board, or Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is involved, Sustainability North helps to interpret and support the following requirements.

  • Environmental Assessments and Regulatory Applications
  • Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring
  • Regulatory Compliance Tracking and Reporting
  • Site Supervision and Direction
  • Environmental Incident Investigations