Environmental Appeal Board
The Environmental Appeal Board (EAB) is established under the Environmental Management Act. It is an independent tribunal that hears appeals of certain decisions made by government officials related to environmental issues. The EAB hears appeals under the Environmental Management Act, Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Cap and Trade) Act, Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Renewable and Low Carbon Fuels) Act, Integrated Pest Management Act, Water Act, and Wildlife Act.
The decisions that may be appealed to the EAB include:
- permits authorizing the discharge of waste to air, water, or land;
- pollution abatement orders;
- orders related to the remediation of contaminated sites;
- the licensing and use of surface water;
- orders involving changes to stream channels;
- permits, licences, and administrative penalties related to hunting, trapping, angling, guide outfitting, and the possession of wildlife;
- permits, licences and administrative penalties related to certain pesticide uses;
- ground water well drilling; and
- reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and renewable fuel content.
Each Act that provides for appeals to the EAB also specifies who is eligible to appeal a decision to the EAB.
Justice Education Society Resources
Before you appeal to the tribunal, have you tried to work out your situation by other methods? The tribunal process can take a lot of time and may not result in the decision you expected. Use this Early Dispute Resolution checklist to find out if you have tried all avenues available to you. The following videos and PDFs will also help you.
Preparing for a Hearing
If you have decided to move forward with the tribunal process, use this Tribunal Hearing Preparation checklist to help you get ready. You will also want to read A Guide to the Effective Presentation of Your Case Before the Environmental Appeal Board (PDF). For general information about how to prepare, take a look at the videos and PDFs below.