407 East Environmental Assessment Report (August 2009)

Executive summary (PDF/3.49mb)

Table of Contents (PDF/57kb)

Glossary of Terms (PDF/149kb)

Chapter 1 - Introduction and Background (PDF/4.82mb)
provides an introduction to and background information regarding the Study, including context for the Study from a provincial and regional/municipal policy perspective.

Chapter 2 - Overview of the EA Process and Study Organization(PDF/2.50mb)
describes the EA process used to carry out the 407 East EA, the OEAA and CEAA requirements, describes how other existing Highway 407 legislation relates to the proposed undertaking, introduces the Proponent and Study Team, and provides an overview of the overall EA Report.

Chapter 3 - Project Description and Existing Environmental Conditions (PDF/5.81mb)
provides a high level, brief Project Description and a description of existing environmental conditions in the Analysis Area.

Chapter 4 - Consultation (PDF/2.40mb)
provides an overview of the consultation process and a summary of consultation elements and consultation activities undertaken at key study milestones.

Chapter 5 - Transportation Problems and Opportunities
(Purpose of and Rationale for the Undertaking) (PDF/5.53mb)
identifies the purpose of and rationale for the undertaking.

Chapter 6 - Transportation Alternatives (Alternatives To the Undertaking) (PDF/6.51mb)
identifies and describes the alternatives to the undertaking (planning alternatives); summarizes the screening and comparative evaluation processes which determined the recommended alternative; provides a description of the potentially affected environment; and identifies the preferred alternative to the undertaking.

Chapter 7 - Route Alternatives (Alternative Methods of Carrying Out the Undertaking) (PDF/28.87mb)
identifies and describes the alternative methods of carrying out the undertaking (route alternatives); summarizes the screening and comparative evaluation processes leading to the identification of a recommended alternative (Technically Recommended Route); provides a detailed description of the potentially affected environment; identifies the preferred alternative method; and summarizes the comparative evaluation of the route refinements and preliminary design alternatives and the resulting Technically Preferred Route.

Chapter 8 - Recommended Design Assessment of the Undertaking (PDF/85.28mb)
provides a detailed description of the undertaking (Recommended Design) and potentially affected environment associated with it; and summarizes the potential environmental effects, recommended mitigation measures, and resultant net environmental effects associated with the undertaking (Recommended Design).

Chapter 9 - Commitments and Monitoring for the Undertaking (PDF/2.08mb)
describes the commitments and compensation plan as well as the monitoring strategy and schedule for the preferred undertaking.

Chapter 10 - Canadian Environmental Assessment Act Process (PDF/96kb)
provides a summary of the CEAA process and the required CEAA Screening document.

Chapter 11 - Approvals Required for the Undertaking (PDF/154kb)
outlines the anticipated approvals required for implementing the preferred undertaking following OEAA approval.

Chapter 12 - Amending the EA (PDF/73kb)
describes the process for carrying out potential EA amendments.

Appendices to the EA Report

Reference Documents

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