14.1 Designated offices will work together to resolve procedural and substantive issues that may arise during the cooperative environmental assessment and will seek to resolve disputes through cooperation and consultation. CONSIDERING that a cooperative environmental assessment established under the Canada-Alberta Agreement on Environmental Assessment Cooperation only applies if both governments require a legal assessment; and 10.3 The Alberta Board of Directors and the Agency agree to share equally all of the costs listed below, which were supported between the date of the joint working group project agreement and the date of the publication of the final report by the joint panel, provided that these costs are directly in support of the panel`s joint review: the environmental impact assessment is, in its simplest form, a planning tool that is now seen as an integral part of sound decision-making. Their fundamental goal is R. Cotton and D. P. Emond in Environmental Impact Assessment, J. Swaigen, note 1981, Environmental Rights in Canada (1981), 245, at page 247: WHEREAS Canada and Alberta are signatories to the Canadian Agreement on Environmental Harmonization (Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment, 1998) and its sub-agreement on environmental assessment; and 6.17 Following the proponent`s presentation of the environmental impact assessment report, the decision-making authorities of each party will begin their own internal analysis of this information in order to understand the importance of environmental impact. This internal analysis for each party is separate, but remains separate, along with the review of the environmental impact report, to ensure that the mandate requirements have been met. Environmental Impact Assessment (EA) is a government procedure used to predict the environmental impact of proposed developments before they are completed (Canada, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, Basics of Environmental Assessment (Government of Canada, 2017) online: ).
29. Under its authority as an AER, the joint monitoring body makes a decision on project applications and, if necessary, makes conclusions on the legality of possible significant adverse effects.