Sensitive Area Assessment on Canada's Frontier Lands

by D. Hardie, Canada Oil & Gas Lands, Administration, Ottawa, Canada,
F. R. Engelhardt, Canada Oil & Gas Lands, Administration, Ottawa, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


Sensitive area assessment (SAA) has a role in environmental impact assessment and as a resource management tool for oil and gas activities on Canada's frontier lands, onshore and offshore. This paper: (1) provides a historical summary of SAA in oil and gas activities in Canada; (2) highlights recent legislative changes and their implications for SAA and (3) offers insight on how SAA can be successfully integrated into Canada's new oil and gas decision making processes.

Subject Headings: Land use | Wells (oil and gas) | Coastal processes | Coastal management | Non-renewable energy | Resource management | Legislation | Decision making | Canada

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