Manitoba's Law Reform Commission is currently in the process of looking how best to regig the province's environmental assessment legislation, first introduced in 1988.
Lately, the current rules have been tested a recent hearings into two Manitoba Hydro projects, the Bipole III transmission line and the Keeyask generating station project.
The law reform commission says it's assembled a committee of experts in environmental law to assist with its research and eventual recommendations.
It's recently released a discussion paper on the subject.
It looks at reforms in several areas.
"There is no single best way to analyze the regulatory framework for environmental assessment," the report says in its indroduction.
"The commission approached this project by examining the various steps in Manitoba's process, identifying a number of thems that influence the framework as a whole, and applying these themes to specific procedural aspects of the system:"
- Environmental Assessment and Sustainable Development
- Cumulative Effects Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment
- Public Participation
- Balancing Certainty and Flexibility
The commission wants public input on its work. Comments can be submitted until April 25, 2014.
A report for consultation will be circulated for additional comment before the publication of the commission's final report.