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MEMBER NOTICE: Fee changes in Budget 2016 that may affect operations of environmental sector firms

Below is a list of fee changes and/or additions from the provincial 2016 budgets which may impact the operations of environmental sector firms. Download the full list of fee changes by clicking here.

Do you have questions about these fee increases? Do you have comments about how these fee increases will impact your business? Please contact us at kieran@neia.org with your feedback.

  • Environmental Assessment registration
    (all projects)

    From $200 to $400
    Effective: May 1, 2016

  • Environmental Preview Report
    (applies to projects with capital costs greater than $5M)

    From $5,000 to $10,000
    Effective: May 1, 2016

  • Environmental Impact Statement
    (applies to projects with capital costs greater than $5M)

    From $15,000 to $30,000
    Effective: May 1, 2016

  • Revision to Environmental Impact Statement
    From $3,000 to $6,000
    Effective: May 1, 2016

  • Environmental Assessment Component Studies
    From $3,000 to $6,000
    Effective: May 1, 2016

  • Environmental Protection Plans and Environmental Effects Monitoring Plans
    From $3,000 to $6,000
    Effective: May 1, 2016

  • Quarry Permit Application Fee
    From $0 to $100  (Effective date TBD)

  • Water power rental rates
    From $0.80 per megawatt/hour to $2.50 per megawatt hour plus adjust by consumer price index
    Effective: Retroactive to January 1, 2016

  • Permit to alter a body of water
    From $100 – $2,000 range to $200 – $4,000 range
    Effective: July 1, 2016

  • Permit for development activity in a public/wellhead Protected Water Supply Area
    From $150 to $300 – $1,000 range
    Effective: July 1, 2016

  • Permit to construct or operate
    From $400 – $2,000  range to $800 – $4,000 range
    Effective: July 1, 2016

  • Water use Licence (fees vary)
    From $200 – $20,000 range to $400 – $40,000 range
    Effective: July 1, 2016

  • Annual Water Use for Marine aquaculture
    From $0 to $1,000
    Effective: October 1, 2016

  • Annual Water Use for Freshwater aquaculture
    From $0 to $10,000
    Effective: October 1, 2016

  • Annual Water Use for Commercial (except water bottling and/or production of other finished water based products)
    From $0 to $5 per 1,000 m³ (licenced and used plus)
    From $0 to $0.50 per 1,000 m³ (licenced but not used)
    Effective: October 1, 2016

  • Minimum annual water use charge for other commercial uses
    From $0 to to $500
    Effective: October 1, 2016

  • Mineral exploration
    From $0 to $1,000
    Effective: October 1, 2016

  • Industrial (except the removal or displacement of water from a body of water)
    From $0 to $10 per 1,000 m³ (licenced and used plus)
    From $0 to $1.00 per 1,000 m³ (licenced but not used)
    Effective: October 1, 2016

  • Industrial for the removal or displacement of water from a body of water by accumulated or deposited tailing effluent and material
    From $0 to $200 per 1,000 m³ of water removed or displaced
    Effective: October 1, 2016

  • Minimum annual water use charge for other industrial uses
    From $0 to $1,000
    Effective: October 1, 2016

  • Minimum annual water use charge for other uses not included in the estimates excluding domestic, municipal and agricultural uses
    From $0 to $500
    Effective: October 1, 2016

  • Air quality audit fees
    From $0 to $500‐$1,000 per audit based on cost recovery  
    Effective: June 1, 2016    
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