YESAB was established under the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act (YESAA), which came into force May 13, 2003. The Act sets out a process to assess the environmental and socio-economic effects of projects and other activities in the Yukon or that might affect the Yukon. This is a requirement of Chapter 12 of the Umbrella Final Agreement and Yukon First Nations’ Final Agreements. These assessments will be conducted in a manner that is consistent with the purposes of the Act.
The federal government has now finalized the Regulations that accompany the Act and assessments under YESAA are now being conducted. YESAB has developed Rules that set out in detail how the assessment process will work.
YESAB is committed to building an assessment process that works well for all Yukoners and all stakeholders. YESAB’s goal is to ensure the new assessment process under YESAA is the best possible arrangement for all interests. Our commitment is to be an impartial, effective and efficient organization that provides assistance to all involved in the assessment process.
Please see the attached documents for board member roles and responsibilities.
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