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National Environmental Assessment Tracking System (NEATS) 27 th Annual Conference International Association for Impact National Environmental Assessment Tracking System (NEATS) 27 th Annual Conference International Association for Impact Assessment 1 Seoul, Korea June 3 -9, 2007

Presentation Outline • NEATS project • • • History and background Feasibility Study /IEATS Presentation Outline • NEATS project • • • History and background Feasibility Study /IEATS Timelines Phase I Advantages/Benefits Phase II, III • NEATS Vision 2

NEATS project History and background In 2004 the Navigable Waters Protection Act (NWPA) was NEATS project History and background In 2004 the Navigable Waters Protection Act (NWPA) was transferred from Fisheries and Oceans Canada to Transport Canada (TC). NWPA authorizations is a regulatory trigger listed under the Law List Regulations of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) 3

NEATS project History and background Implications for TC of the NWPA transfer: • TC NEATS project History and background Implications for TC of the NWPA transfer: • TC has become a major player in federal EA in Canada • Significant increase in EA completed yearly • Complexity • Diversity • Level of resource • Operational adjustments This resulted in the requirement to improve efficiency of EA operations and the overall information management capacity. 4

NEATS project History and background Before NWPA After NWPA 5 NEATS project History and background Before NWPA After NWPA 5

NEATS project History and background TC National Environmental Assessment Workshop • A Working Group NEATS project History and background TC National Environmental Assessment Workshop • A Working Group was created • NEATS development was planned in multiple development Phases: • Feasibility study and Interim EA Tracking System (IEATS) • Followed by the NEATS development Phase I, II • A feasibility study was initiated to evaluate: • Existing applications from other department, and • Developing a new application • An interim (IEATS) system was developed to respond to immediate needs for information management 6

NEATS project History and background • Working group: • Regional offices staff Vancouver • NEATS project History and background • Working group: • Regional offices staff Vancouver • HQ Programs staff Canada Moncton • NEATS developers: • • Group lead by HQ-EA Assisted by HQ-IT Consultant Working group members Winnipeg Vancouver Winnipeg Montréal Ottawa Toronto Moncton USA Buy-in of future NEATS users Source: Vascutec 7

NEATS project Feasibility study We did not want to reinvent the wheel! • The NEATS project Feasibility study We did not want to reinvent the wheel! • The feasibility study evaluated existing tracking system form TC and from the following department: • Natural Resources Canada; Environment Canada; Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Indian and Northern Affairs Canada • 3 options identified as feasible by the Study • Working group decided to use the Environment Canada tracking system as a starting point for NEATS development 8

NEATS project Timelines March 2004: Transfer of NWPA October 2004: TC-National EA Workshop November NEATS project Timelines March 2004: Transfer of NWPA October 2004: TC-National EA Workshop November 2004: End of Transition Period March 2005: IEATS April 2005: Completion of Feasibility Study June 2005: Working group decision on Feasibility Study August 2005: Transfer of tracking system from Environment Canada 9

NEATS project Timelines Year 2006 -07: • Administrative processes to develop/implement new system; • NEATS project Timelines Year 2006 -07: • Administrative processes to develop/implement new system; • Development and pre-production testing of NEATS • Development and testing of the bulk data Transfer Tool. April 2007: Phase I placed into production, live on TC network. June 2007: • EA Officers national training sessions; • Transfer of data from IEATS, closing of IEATS. 2007 -08: Phase II 2008 -09: Phase III 10

NEATS project Phase I Basic project information tracking with additional capacities: • Automated translation NEATS project Phase I Basic project information tracking with additional capacities: • Automated translation in both official languages: • Translation contract in place • Link to guidance documents: • TC and Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency • Project file: • Link to RDIMS (TC document management system) • E-mails, letters, studies, reports, maps, etc. • Project library • Project consultation tracking and monitoring • Internal/external • Automated timeline functions of CEAA process • Search function 11

NEATS project Current advantage/benefits • National Consistency • Time saving, Quality and Consistency of NEATS project Current advantage/benefits • National Consistency • Time saving, Quality and Consistency of project information • Drop down menus • Requirement for minimum project information • Project information stored in same location • NEATS and RDIMS • Accessible to all users regionally and nationally 12

NEATS project Phase II • Increase Reporting Capacity • General statistical reports: number of NEATS project Phase II • Increase Reporting Capacity • General statistical reports: number of EAs per region / given time frame / trigger, etc. • Canadian Environment Assessment Agency annual report • Create EA Screening/Class Screening Reports • Increase the Search tool capacity • Task log book • Staff turn over/leaves • Tracking Staff hours worked on project: (? ) • Resource justification 13

NEATS project Phase III Integration: • Other TC Environmental IT System under development: • NEATS project Phase III Integration: • Other TC Environmental IT System under development: • The Environmental Information System (GIS) • Contaminated sites, EMS, Storage Tanks, Real Property, etc. • The NWPA database • Site pictures, maps, detailed design drawings • The Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry 14

NEATS Vision • Buy-in! • Moved from a Tracking System to an integrated Information NEATS Vision • Buy-in! • Moved from a Tracking System to an integrated Information Management System • Evolving and adapting to changing needs • Useful to EA officers daily work • Improve TC EA operations 15

Thank you! Hugo Gherbavaz Senior Environmental Assessment Advisor Transport Canada gherbah@tc. gc. ca (613)-993 Thank you! Hugo Gherbavaz Senior Environmental Assessment Advisor Transport Canada [email protected] gc. ca (613)-993 -6391 16