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Aboriginal traditional knowledge (ATK


)Aboriginal traditional knowledge (ATK) is knowledge that is held by, and unique to Aboriginal peoples. It is a living body of knowledge that is cumulative and dynamic and adapted over time to reflect changes in the social, economic, environmental, spiritual and political spheres of the Aboriginal knowledge holders. It often includes knowledge abou [..]
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aboriginal traditional knowledge (atk


)Aboriginal traditional knowledge (ATK) is knowledge that is held by, and unique to Aboriginal peoples. It is a living body of knowledge that is cumulative and dynamic and adapted over time to reflect changes in the social, economic, environmental, spiritual and political spheres of the Aboriginal knowledge holders. It often includes knowledge abou [..]
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act


The Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.The acronym CEAA is also used as a short form for the title of the Act.For French see loi
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Adaptive management


Involves the implementation of new or modified mitigation measures over the life of a project to address unanticipated environmental effects.The need for the implementation of adaptive management measures may be determined through an effective follow-up program.For French see gestion adaptative
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Agency


As defined in the Act, "Agency" means the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency established by section 61.The Agency reports to the Minister of the Environment and has the mandate to administer the federal environmental assessment process in Canada.For French see agence
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Alternative means of carrying out a project


The various technically and economically feasible ways, other than the proposed way, for a project to be implemented or carried out.Examples include other project locations, different routes and methods of development, and alternative methods of project implementation or mitigation.For French see solutions de rechange
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Alternatives to a project


The functionally different ways, other than the proposed project, to meet the project need and achieve the intended purpose.For example, if a need for greater power generation has been identified, a proposed project might be to build a new power generation facility. An alternative to that project might be to increase the generation capacity of an e [..]
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Assessment by a review panel


As defined in the Act, "assessment by a review panel" means an environmental assessment that is conducted by a review panel established pursuant to section 33 and that includes the consideration of the factors required to be considered under subsections 16(1) and (2).An assessment by a review panel may be used in instances where t [..]
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Biological diversity


As defined in the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, "biological diversity" means the variability among living organisms from all sources, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, terrestrial and marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they form a part and includes th [..]
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Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry (CEAR


)An information system established in accordance with the Act to facilitate public access to records relating to environmental assessments conducted under the Act or its regulations.The Registry consists of an Internet site and a project file. The Registry must be maintained throughout the duration of an environmental assessment. The purpose of the [..]
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