Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) - Points (SVW)

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Published by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy - Environmental Assessment Office
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

The dataset contains projects that are currently, or have been, subject to environmental assessment review. Attributes include the project description, project phase, decision, and proponent name. This layer consists of points themed two ways: a. Project Phase- This theme consists of layers showing what phase each project is in - pre-EA, application review, post-decision, and withdrawn or terminated; and b. Project Type - This theme consists of nine layers that reflect the potential types of projects under review. This dataset is coming from the EAO Project Information Centre (EPIC) and is updated daily. For more information on any of the project points go to https://projects.eao.gov.bc.ca/.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 47.9° to 60.0°
Longitude: -133.8° to -111.6°

Additional Information


To provide public access to information related to projects subject to review under the Environmental Assessment Act.

Lineage Statement

Consistent with defined data structures.

Contact Information

NameGeoff McDonald (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Sub-OrganizationEnvironmental Assessment Office

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2014-12-11
Record Last Modified 2021-05-13
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description


Short Name: EAO_PRJS
Comments: Point Locations of Environmental Assessment Projects.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
EPIC_PP_SYSID EPC_PP_SYD NUMBER 10 A unique system generated ID.
PROJECT_NAME PRJ_NUM VARCHAR2 150 The name of the Project from the EPIC Application, e.g., Upper Lillooet Hydro.+G9:G22G9:G22
PROPONENT PROPONENT VARCHAR2 200 The name of the organization that is proposing the Project, or the name of the Holder of the Certificate or Order operating the Project, e.g., Upper Lillooet River Power Limited Partnership.
TYPE TYPE VARCHAR2 50 The major types used to classify Projects from the Reviewable Project Regulation, e.g., Energy - Electricity; Energy - Oil and Natural Gas; Industrial; Mines; Tourist Destination Resort; Transportation; Waste Disposal; Water Management; Other.
SUB_TYPE SUB_TYPE VARCHAR2 75 The subtypes are used to futher classify Projects from the Reviewable Project Regulation - Subtype is dependant on Type, e.g., Energy - Electricity subtypes: Power Plants; Transmission Lines. Energy - Oil and Natural Gas subtypes: Energy Storage Facilities; Oil Refineries; Natural Gas Processing Plants; Transmission Pipelines; Offshore Oil or Gas Facilities. Industrial subtypes: Organic and Inorganic Chemicals; Primary Metals; Non-metallic Mineral Products; Forest Products; Other Industries. Mines subtypes: Coal Mines; Mineral Mines; Sand and Gravel Pits; Placer Mineral Mines; Construction Stone and Industrial Mineral Quarries; Offshore Mines. Tourist Destination Resort subtypes: Resort Developments; Golf Resorts; Marina Resorts; Ski Resorts. Transportation subtypes: Public Highways; Railways; Ferry Terminals; Marine Ports; Airports. Waste Disposal subtypes: Hazardous Waste Management; Solid Waste Management; Liquid Waste Management, Water Management subtypes: Dams; Dikes; Water Diversion; Groundwater Extraction; Shoreline Modification, Other subtypes: Other.
PROJECT_DESCRIPTION PRJ_DESC VARCHAR2 1000 A short text description of the proposed Project, e.g., Creek Power Inc. proposes to develop three run-of-river hydroelectric facilities on the Upper Lillooet River, Boulder (Pebble) Creek, and North Creek that would have a combined nameplate capacity of approximately 113 megawatts (MW) and an associated 72-kilometer 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line.
REGION_NAME REGION_NUM VARCHAR2 50 The Ministry of Environment region that the Project is in, e.g., Cariboo; Kootenay; Lower Mainland; Okanagan; Omineca; Peace; Skeena; Thompson-Nicola; Vancouver Island.
EA_LEGISLATION EA_LGSLTN VARCHAR2 50 The Act that the EA Decision was made under, e.g., 1996 Environmental Assessment Act; 2002 Environmental Assessment Act; 2018 Environmental Assessment Act.
FEDERAL_INVOLVEMENT FED_INV VARCHAR2 50 Indicates how the Federal Government (IAAC) is involved in the Project, e.g., To Be Determined; None; Substituted; Review Panel; Coordinated; Comprehensive Study; Screening.
PROJECT_PHASE PRJ_PHASE VARCHAR2 50 The current phase of the EAO environmental assessment process that the Project is at, e.g., Project Designation; Early Engagement; Readiness Decision; Process Planning; Pre-Application (EA Act 2002); Application Development and Review; Application Review (EA Act 2002); Effects Assessment; Referral to Ministers; Post Decision - Pre-Construction; Post Decision - Construction; Post Decision - Operation; Post Decision - Care and Maintenance; Post Decision - Decommission; Complete; Other.
EA_DECISION EA_DCSN VARCHAR2 50 The decision made by the EAO on the assessment of the Project, e.g., In Progress; Readiness Termination; Exemption Order; Assessment Terminated; Application Withdrawn; Transitioned under EA Act (1996); Certificate Issued; Certificate Refused; Certificate Cancelled; Certificate Expired; Exemption Order Rescinded; Certificate Reinstated; Exemption Order Reinstated; Project Designated Non-Reviewable; Certificate End of Life.
EA_DECISION_DATE EA_DCSN_DT DATE 7 The date the last EA decision was made on the Project.
LATITUDE LATITUDE NUMBER 9 LATITUDE is the geographic coordinate, in decimal degrees (dd.dddddd), of the location of the feature as measured from the equator, e.g., 50.677300.
LONGITUDE LONGITUDE NUMBER 10 LONGITUDE is the geographic coordinate, in decimal degrees (-ddd.dddddd), of the location of the feature as measured from the prime meridian, e.g., -123.479000.
PROJECT_GUID PRJ_GUID VARCHAR2 32 The system ID for the Project generated by the EPIC application, e.g., 5885118faaecd9001b822018.
PROJECT_URL PRJ_URL VARCHAR2 150 The link to the project details page in the EPIC application for the Project.
GEOMETRY GEOMETRY SDO_GEOMETRY 64 The column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 The column required by spatial layers that interact with ESRI ArcSDE. It is populated with unique values automatically by SDE.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA BLOB 4000 Is a binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO_GEOMETRY storage data type.