Qualitest Canada is assisting permit applications for various clients who is involved in development projects throughout Canada where environment related issues are big concerns. Qualitest assists clients to receive their permit approvals from federal, provincial and local government agencies. This success is founded upon our extensive knowledge of environmental compliance issues, expertise in agency liaison, and industry-leading design of mitigation and compensation strategies and designs for development projects. We routinely address regulatory issues and deliverables associated with:
- Fisheries Act (Canada);
- Species at Risk Act (Canada);
- Migratory Birds Act (Canada);
- Canadian Navigable Waters Act (Canada);
- Environmental Assessment Act (British Columbia);
- Wildlife Act (British Columbia);
- Water Sustainability Act (British Columbia);
- RAPR – Riparian Areas Protection Act; Riparian Areas Protection Regulation (British Columbia); and,
- Land Development Guidelines for the Protection of Aquatic Habitat (Canada/British Columbia).
- Project Application and Documentation
Qualitest is assisting permit applications for clients throughout Canada including British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario’s major cities like Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Mississauga, Hamilton, New Westminster, White Rock, Chilliwack, Port Moody, Abbotsford, Langley, Delta, Surrey, Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, Victoria, Coquitlam, Burnaby, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Mapleridge, Kitimat, Terrace, Dawson Creek, Kelowna, Kamloops etc
Proponents of development projects are responsible for providing regulatory agencies with all appropriate plans, specifications, studies and other information required to allow an assessment of the potential impact of proposed works. Qualitest is actively engaged in facilitating the application and review processes for projects within many regulatory environments.
Environmental Impact Assessment
Regulatory agencies typically require the proponent to submit an environmental impact assessment early in the project review process. Qualitest maintains a team of qualified professionals with expertise in conducting impact assessments for development projects. Impact assessments undertaken by Qualitest generally involve the documentation of vegetation, fish and wildlife resources sustained within, and in proximity to the proposed project, and the assessment of project-related impacts to these resources in a local and regional context.
Mitigation and Compensation
A key outcome of an environmental impact assessment is the identification of mitigation and compensation strategies that can adequately address adverse environmental impacts. Qualitest possesses a demonstrated expertise in development such strategies and designing mitigation and compensation habitats. Mitigation typically involves the avoidance or minimization of impacts through modification of the project design, and/or implementation of specific construction protocols. Compensation typically involves the restoration, enhancement or creation of resource features, such as fish and wildlife habitats, offset unmitigable adverse impacts.
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