A key part of assessments under YESAA is the opportunity for individuals or groups to provide comments on projects under assessment. It is important that the content of comments be structured in a meaningful and usable way.
Designated Office evaluations and Executive Committee screenings have public comment periods. All comments made during an assessment are posted to the YESAB Online Registry and can be viewed by the public. There are a number of methods that can be used to submit comments on a proposed project under assessment and YESAB staff are available to help.
To find a project proposal and make comments, search through the YOR by:
The Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (the Board) is subject to the federal Privacy Act and is committed to respecting your right to privacy. We collect, use and disclose your personal information under the authority of YESAA for the purpose of conducting assessments. During an assessment personal information refers to your name and comment submission. Your information may also be used for statistical analysis and evaluation.
Under the Privacy Act, you have the right to access your personal information and request changes if the information is incorrect.
YESAB may require personal information to contact individuals regarding the content of their comment submissions. However, having your contact information disclosed on the YOR with your comment submission is optional. If you would prefer to comment anonymously, please clearly indicate your preference when providing your comment submission to the Designated Office.
All new projects that enter the YESAA process are listed every Friday in the Yukon News on the same page as the weather report. Public notices are posted at local venues in each assessment district. Participants can also be notified directly through the YOR by adding their name or company to a notification list for projects in a particular area, sector or project type. YESAB staff are also available in seven offices throughout Yukon to help participants stay informed about project assessments.