Generally, a new project that takes place in Yukon will require an assessment if a permit or authorization is required.
Specifically, a project will require an assessment under the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act (YESAA) if the following three conditions are met:
1) The project will be located in Yukon.
2) The YESAA regulations list the project activity as subject to assessment and do not exempt the activity, or a declaration that the activity is subject to assessment is made under Section 48 of the Act.
3) One or more of the following circumstances are present:
For projects previously assessed by YESAB that require the renewal or amendment of a license, written confirmation from a Decision Body is now required before an assessment can take place. For more information on this change, see section 49.1 of YESAA (2015).
Prior to submitting a project proposal, confirm that the project requires an assessment by contacting the Decision Body and reviewing the Government of Yukon’s Permit and Authorization Guide for Yukon Activities document.