“Environmental effect” means, in respect of a project,
1. any change that the project may cause in the environment, including any change it may cause to a listed wildlife species, its critical habitat or the residences of individuals of that species, as those terms are defined in subsection 2(1) of the Species at Risk Act,
2. any effect of any change referred to in paragraph (a) on
1. health and socio-economic conditions,
2. physical and cultural heritage,
3. the current use of lands and resources for traditional purposes by aboriginal persons, or
4. any structure, site or thing that is of historical, archaeological, paleonto-logical or architectural significance, or
3. any change to the project that may be caused by the environment, whether any such change or effect occurs within or outside Canada; effets environnementaux.
Source: Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 1992, c. 37, Canada, as consolidated November 2003. Legislation
Any changes to the environment6, whether adverse or beneficial, wholly or partially resulting from the work or activity conducted by an operator. Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, S.C. 1992, c. 37, Section 2, Definitions.
Source: Environmental Protection Plan Guidelines, The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board, and National Energy Board, Canada, March 31, 2011. Regulatory Guidance
A direct or indirect impingement of the activities, products and services of the company upon the environment, whether adverse or beneficial.
Source: OGP Report No. 6.36/210, Guidelines for the Development and Application of Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems, International Association of Oil & Gas Producers, July 1994. Global Standards