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Major Project Assessment Special Issues

Project Management and Coordination

  • Assemble-Manage Multi-Disciplined Teams
  • Environmental Review Processes (BCEAA, CEAA)
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Budgeting Monitoring
  • Agency Liaison
  • Report Preparation

Socio-Economic Impact Assessments

  • Demographic Analysis
  • Labour Market Analysis
  • Population Labour Mobility Analysis
  • Population Projections
  • Local Hire/Participation in Projects
  • Impact on Community Housing and Land Use
  • Impact on Community Infrastructure
  • Impact on Social and Human Services
  • Impact on Community Stability
  • Impact on Aboriginal Communities
  • Regional Transportation Impacts
  • Impact on Governments
  • Quality of Life
  • Employment, Income, and Taxation Impacts (Direct, Indirect & Induced)
  • Strategies for Mitigation of Negative Effects and Enhancing Positive Effects
  • Cumulative Effects

Public Consultation

  • Design-Implement Consultation Programs
  • Strategic Planning
  • Interview Programs - Community Leaders
  • Stakeholder and Issue Identification and Management
  • Conflict Resolution and Consensus Building
  • Mediation
  • Design-Production of Information and Consultation Materials
  • Media Liaison
  • Facilitation
  • Event Planning
  • Consultation Forums - Open Houses, Workshops, Information Displays, Public Meetings

First Nations

  • Consultation
  • Social Impact Assessment
  • Economic Impact Assessment
  • Training and Education
  • Facilitation
  • Cultural and Traditional Use

Multiple Account Evaluation Approaches

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Socio/Community Account
  • Economic Efficiency Account
  • Environmental Account
  • Economic Development Account
  • Multi-Attribute Tradeoff Analysis (MATA)

Major Project Review Processes

  • BC Environmental Assessment Act (BCEAA)
  • Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA)
  • Energy Project Review Process (EPRP)
  • Environmental Assessment Review Process (EARP)
  • Major Project Review Process (MPRP)
  • Direct Liaison with Agency Review Committee
  • Interaction with Stakeholder Groups
  • Expert Testimony at Public/Regulatory Hearings

Representative Projects

  • Vancouver Island Generation Project, BC Hydro
  • Georgia Straight Crossing Pipeline Project, Williams
  • Kitimat Smelter Expansion (BCEAA/CEAA Review), Aluminum Company of Canada Ltd.
  • Island Cogeneration Project (BCEAA Review), Fletcher Challenge Energy/Westcoast Power
  • Prosperity Mine (BCEAA/CEAA Review), Taseko Mines
  • Orenda Pulp and Paper Mill, B.C. Government, Orenda and First Nations
  • Grizzly Valley Pipeline Options, Westcoast Energy Inc.
  • Celgar Pulp Mill Modernization, Celgar Pulp Co.
  • Electric Systems Operation Review, BC Hydro
  • Stave Falls Resource Smart Power Project, BC Hydro
  • Private Hydro Project Costs, BC Hydro
  • BC Hydro Site C Dam, BC utilities Commission
  • Burrard Thermal Energy Removal Certificate, BC Utilities Commission
  • Kemano Completion Project, Aluminum Company of Canada Ltd.
  • Thermal Power Projects, University of British Columbia, N.W. Energy Corp., Pacific Geopower, Purcell Power
  • Energy Generation Costs and Planning, BC Energy Council
  • Medium Density Fibreboard Plant, Cariboo Fibreboard Ltd.
  • Vancouver Island Natural Gas Pipeline, Inland Natural Gas
  • Salmon Farming in BC, BC Salmon Farmers Association
  • BC Natural Gas Supply Options, Ministry of Employment and Investment, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, BC Gas Utility
  • Clinton Creek Mine, Cassiar Asbestos Corp. Financial Impact of Port Expansion, Vancouver Port Corp; Corporation of Delta
  • Roberts Bank Superport, National Harbours Board
  • Mackenzie Delta Energy Project Developments, Government of the NWT
  • Energy Related Impact Assessments, Council of Forest Industries
  • BC Natural Gas Exports, Pan Alberta Gas Ltd.
  • Analysis of Natural Gas Vehicle Use, BC Hydro
  • Strategies to Enhance Pacific Rim Traffic Through Vancouver International Airport, Transport Canada
  • Impact of Changes in Northeast BC Coal Production Levels, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
  • Financial Discounted Cash Flow Valuations, Various clients
  • Strategic and Policy Advice, Various clients
  • Analysis of Oil Tanker/Oil Port/Oil Pipeline, TransMountain Oil Pipeline Co.
  • Analysis of Western Canadian Coal Industry, Westshore Terminals Ltd.
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