Environmental Effects Monitoring

Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) is a process that determines the accuracy of impact predictions and the effectiveness of mitigation measures. EEM will use baseline information to determine if any effects occur during Project construction (and other phases) and to measure those effects, should they occur. This process creates a system to ensure compliance with agreed environmental requirements and commitments, while managing impacts. The EMM process also determines the accuracy of impact predictions and the effectiveness of mitigation measures.

ENL will develop EEM plans, in consultation with the relevant regulatory divisions of the governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia, where related issues arise. Results will be submitted by a schedule to be determined by those government divisions.

EEM plans will be updated once construction activities have been completed and the results of the mitigation plans have been reviewed.

During the EA process, certain areas were identified as requiring special attention. Therefore, EEM plans will be developed for the following components:

  • woodland caribou

  • species of conservation interest

  • socio-economic environment

  • archaeological and heritage resources