2014–2015 Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy — Performance Report

Overview of the Federal Government's Approach to Sustainable Development

The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) 2013–2016 presents the Government of Canada's sustainable development activities, as required by the Federal Sustainable Development Act. In keeping with the objectives of the Act to make environmental decision making more transparent and accountable to Parliament, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada supports the implementation of the FSDS through the activities in this supplementary information table.

This Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy presents the results for Theme I — Addressing Climate Change and Air Quality, Theme II — Maintaining Water Quality and Availability, Theme III — Protecting Nature and Canadians, and Theme IV — Shrinking the Environmental Footprint — Beginning with Government.

Department-led Target

FSDS Goal: Goal 3: Water Quality and Water Quantity — Protect and enhance water so that it is clean, safe and secure for all Canadians and supports healthy ecosystems.

FSDS Performance Indicator: Risk rating for First Nations water and wastewater systems management. (This indicator is part of the Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators)

FSDS Target: 3.1 Target — Increase the percent of on-reserve First Nations water systems with low risk ratings from 27% to 50% by 2015. Increase the percent of on-reserve First Nations wastewater systems with low risk ratings from 35% to 70% by 2015.

FSDS Performance Status: 57% of First Nations drinking water systems have LOW risk ratings.
49% of First Nations wastewater systems have LOW risk ratings.

Implementation Strategies:

3.1.1 Increase on-reserve First Nations capacity to operate and maintain water and wastewater systems by improving access to and support for operator certification and training, in order to augment the number of certified operators. (AANDC)

3.1.2 Prioritize investment support to on-reserve First Nations to target highest-risk water and wastewater systems. (AANDC)

3.1.3 Provide on-reserve First Nations with funding and advice regarding, design, construction, operation and maintenance of their water and wastewater treatment facilities. (AANDC)

3.1.6 Develop, and update as required technical guidance protocols, such as the Protocol for Centralised Drinking Water in First Nations Communities and the Protocol for Centralised Wastewater Treatment and Disposal in First Nations Communities, and the Protocol for Decentralised Water and Wastewater Systems in First Nations Communities. (AANDC)

3.1.7 Develop appropriate regulatory framework and legislation for safe drinking water and wastewater treatment in First Nations communities on reserves. (AANDC)

PAA Sub-Program 3.4.1: Water and Wastewater
Expected Results Performance Indicators Targets Actual Results
First Nation communities have a base of safe water and wastewater that meets established standards Percentage of First Nation drinking water systems that have LOW risk ratings 50%a (2011 baseline: 27%) by March 31, 2015 57%
Percentage of First Nation wastewater systems that have LOW risk ratings 65% (2011 baseline: 35%) by March 31, 2015 48%
Percentage of First Nation drinking water systems with treated water that meets prescribed standards in the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality 85% (2011 baseline: 46%) by March 31, 2015 74%
Percentage of First Nation wastewater systems producing treated water that meet effluent quality regulations and guidelines 70% of systems meet current standards (2011 baseline: 80% meeting the 1976 wastewater guidelines) by March 31, 2016 77%
a According to the National Assessment 2011 results, the baseline for the percentage of First Nation drinking water systems that had low risk ratings was set at 27%. It was assessed that the activities of the Capital Facilities Maintenance Program would have an incremental impact on the systems risks enabling the Program to reach 50% of systems by 2015.

For additional details on performance and lessons learned, see sub-program 3.4.1 in Section II of the 2014–15 Departmental Performance Report.

Themes IIII: Implementation Strategies

FSDS Goal: Goal 1: Climate Change — In order to mitigate the effects of climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emission levels and adapt to unavoidable impacts.

FSDS Target: 1.1 Target: Climate Change Mitigation — Relative to 2005 emission levels, reduce Canada's total GHG emissions 17% by 2020. (led by Environment Canada).

Departmental Implementation Strategy: 1.1.47: Work with Aboriginal and northern communities, organizations and governments on the development of sustainable energy.

PAA Sub-Program 3.4.5: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Expected Results Performance Indicators Targets Actual Results
Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Aboriginal and northern communities are reduced Projected Reductions in GHG Emissions resulting from all projects funded by the ecoENERGY for Aboriginal and Northern Communities Program (2011–2016) Projected 1.5 megatonnes by March 31, 2016 Projects funded from 2011–2012 to 2014–2015 are projected to reduce GHG emissions in excess of the projected program target of 1.5 megatonnes over the course of their lifespan.
2014–2015 Clean Air Agenda: Planned Spending: $3,926,420 — Actual Spending: $3,791,765

For additional details on performance and lessons learned, see sub-program 3.4.5 in Section II of the 2014–15 Departmental Performance Report.

FSDS Goal: Goal 1: Climate Change — In order to mitigate the effects of climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emission levels and adapt to unavoidable impacts.

FSDS Target: 1.2. Target: Climate Change Adaptation — Facilitate reduced vulnerability of individuals, communities, regions and economic sectors to the impacts of climate change through the development and provision of information and tools. (led by Environment Canada)

Departmental Implementation Strategy: 1.2.1: Work with Aboriginal and northern communities, organizations and governments on climate change issues by supporting them in managing vulnerabilities and opportunities created by a changing climate. (AANDC)

PAA Sub-Program 4.1.3: Climate Change Adaptation
Expected Results Performance Indicators Targets Actual Results
Aboriginal and northern communities implement adaptation measures and decisions to protect community health and safety Number of communities implementing adaptation plans and measures 10 communities over 4 years by March 31, 2016 4 communities have successfully implemented adaptation measures.
2014–2015 Clean Air Agenda: Planned Spending: $4,599,420 — Actual Spending: $4,552,536

For additional details on performance and lessons learned, see sub-program 4.1.3 in Section II of the 2014–15 Departmental Performance Report.

FSDS Goal: Goal 1: Climate Change — In order to mitigate the effects of climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emission levels and adapt to unavoidable impacts.

FSDS Target: 1.2. Target: Climate Change Adaptation — Facilitate reduced vulnerability of individuals, communities, regions and economic sectors to the impacts of climate change through the development and provision of information and tools. (led by Environment Canada)

Departmental Implementation Strategy: 1.2.5: Work with Aboriginal and northern communities to develop and deploy standards that support more resilient infrastructure and reduce impacts from climate change at the community level. (AANDC, SCC)

PAA Sub-Program 4.1.3: Climate Change Adaptation
Expected Results Performance Indicators Targets Actual Results
Community health and safety in the North is strengthened Number of new and revised codes, standards and guidelines for infrastructure in the North being adopted 2 out of 4 standardsa completed by March 31, 2015 All 4 of the northern infrastructure standards have been completed and are available as national standards for the Canadian public.
2014–2015 Clean Air Agenda: Planned Spending: $187,000 — Actual Spending: $173,975
a Target was modified to reflect the correct terminology. It now differs from the 2014–15 Report on Plans and Priorities.

For additional details on performance and lessons learned, see program 4.1 and sub-program 4.1.3 in Section II of the 2014–15 Departmental Performance Report.

FSDS Goal: Goal 4: Conserving and Restoring Ecosystems, Wildlife and Habitat, and Protecting Canadians — Resilient ecosystems with healthy wildlife populations so Canadians can enjoy benefits from natural spaces, resources and ecological services for generations to come.

FSDS Target: 4.7. Target: Environmental Disasters, Incidents and Emergencies — Environmental disasters, incidents and emergencies are prevented or their impacts mitigated. (led by Public Safety and Environment Canada)

Departmental Implementation Strategy: 4.7.4: In accordance with mandated responsibilities, provide environmental and/or other information to reduce the risk of, and advice in response to, the occurrence of events such as polluting incidents, wildlife disease events or severe weather and other significant hydro-meteorological events as applicable. (AAFC, AANDC, DFO, EC, HC, IC, NRCan, PC, PS, PWGSC, TC)

PAA Sub-Program 3.4.6: Emergency Management Assistance
Expected Results Performance Indicators Targets Actual Results
First Nations respond to and recover from emergencies Percentage of eligiblea emergency response costs that are funded 100% by March 31, 2015 100%
Percentage of eligiblea recovery projects that are funded
a Eligible costs are outlined in the Emergency Management Assistance Program's Terms and Conditions.

The Emergency Management Assistance Program (EMAP) enters into agreements with emergency management providers (which can include First Nations) to emergency management activities on-reserve. The Program uses existing funding and, in exceptional years, seeks additional funding from Treasury Board to reimburse First Nations and other emergency management providers.

For additional details on performance and lessons learned, see sub-program 3.4.6 in Section II of the 2014–15 Departmental Performance Report.

FSDS Goal: Goal 4: Conserving and Restoring Ecosystems, Wildlife and Habitat, and Protecting Canadians — Resilient ecosystems with healthy wildlife populations so Canadians can enjoy benefits from natural spaces, resources and ecological services for generations to come.

FSDS Target: 4.8. Target: Chemicals Management — Reduce risks to Canadians and impacts on the environment and human health posed by releases of harmful substances. (led by Environment Canada and Health Canada)

Departmental Implementation Strategy: 4.8.1: Implement the Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan and complete remediation and risk management activities at known high priority federal contaminated sites. (AAFC, AANDC, AAFC, DFO, DND, EC, NRC, PC, PWGSC, RCMP, TC)

PAA Sub-Program 3.2.4: Contaminated Sites (On Reserve)
Expected Results Performance Indicators Targets Actual Results
Decreased risk to public health and safety Number of Class 1 sites (with existing concerns for public health and safety) where risk reduction is occurring 15 by March 31, 2015 79
First Nation land is available for development Number of contaminated sites completely remediated 5 by March 31, 2015 26
Federal liabilities related to the existence of contaminated sites are reduced Dollar reduction in total of the known federal financial liabilities in confirmed contaminated sites at the beginning of the fiscal year $8 million by March 31, 2015 $18.4 million
PAA Sub-Program 4.3.2: Contaminated Sites (Northern)
Expected Results Performance Indicators Targets Actual Results
Contaminated sites are managed to ensure the protection of human health and the safety of the environment while bringing economic benefit to the North Number of sites in Step 8 (implementation) through Step 10 (monitoring) of the Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan 10-step process 40 by March 31, 2015 45
Percentage of Northerners and Aboriginal peoples employed within Contaminated Sites projects 60% by March 31, 2015 52%

For additional details on performance and lessons learned, see sub-program 3.2.4 and sub-program 4.3.2 in Section II of the 2014–15 Departmental Performance Report.

FSDS Goal: Goal 4: Conserving and Restoring Ecosystems, Wildlife and Habitat, and Protecting Canadians — Resilient ecosystems with healthy wildlife populations so Canadians can enjoy benefits from natural spaces, resources and ecological services for generations to come.

FSDS Target: 4.8. Target: Chemicals Management — Reduce risks to Canadians and impacts on the environment and human health posed by releases of harmful substances. (led by Environment Canada and Health Canada)

Departmental Implementation Strategy: 4.8.7: The Northern Contaminants Program will continue monitoring contaminant levels in wildlife and people in the Canadian North. (AANDC)

PAA Sub-Program 4.2.1: Northern Contaminants
Expected Results Performance Indicators Targets Actual Results
Contaminant related risk to ecosystem and human health is reduced Percentage decrease in concentrations of previously identified contaminants in northern wildlife 5 to 10% decrease in 3 indicator persistent organic pollutants concentrations over 1990 levels by March 31, 2015 Concentrations of legacy persistent organic pollutantsFootnote 1 have decreased by about 80% in arctic biota.Footnote 2
1 to 3% decrease in mercury concentrations over 1990 levels by March 31, 2015 Currently there is no consistent trend in mercury concentrations in wildlife populations across the Arctic.Footnote 3
Percentage decrease in concentrations of previously identified contaminants among northern populations 5 to 10% decrease in 3 indicator persistent organic pollutants concentrations over 1990 levels by March 31, 2015 Available data provides evidence that concentrations of legacy persistent organic pollutants have decreased in adult Inuit by 50 to 70% since the early 1990s.
1 to 3% decrease in mercury concentrations over 1990 levels by March 31, 2015 Available data provides evidence that mercury concentrations have decreased in adult Inuit by 25 to 50% since the early 1990s.

For additional details on performance and lessons learned see sub-program 4.2.1 in Section II of the 2014–15 Departmental Performance Report.

Theme IV: Targets and Implementation Strategies

Goal 6: Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions and Energy

Target 6.1: GHG Emissions Reduction: The Government of Canada will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its buildings and fleets by 17% below 2005 levels by 2020.

Departmental Target: 17% below 2005 by 2020

Scope and Context: Targeted emission sources include approximately 105 department-owned vehicles. This target does not apply to buildings owned by AANDC. For the purposes of this target, AANDC is treating fuel purchased on "non-specific" fleet credit cards and consumed by vehicle types such as all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, material handling equipment, marine vessels, heavy trucks, special purpose trucks, and heavy mobile equipment as having been used by normal "on-road" (passenger/light-duty) vehicles. The scope, calculation methods, and baseline will be optimized as feasible in the Department's forthcoming updated GHG reduction implementation plan.

Link to Department's Program Alignment Architecture: Program (5.1): Internal Services

Financial Performance Expectations: Reduced expenditures on fuel for on-road vehicles

Performance Measurement
Expected Result Performance Indicators Performance Level Achieved
Reduce the carbon footprint and energy consumption of federal operations. Demonstrate leadership by operating highly efficient on-road vehicles Updated GHG reduction implementation plan in place by March 31, 2015 No [planned for September 30, 2015]
AANDC did not meet this target due to the demands of other priorities such as the implementation of a new financial system; however, the Department has allocated resources to ensure that it will meet the target during fiscal year 2015–2016.
GHG emissions (kt CO2 equivalent) in fiscal year 2005–2006 0.646 kt
GHG emissions (kt CO2 equivalent) in fiscal year 2014–2015, not accounting for renewable power emission credits, if applicable 0.341 kt
Renewable power emission credits applied in fiscal year 2014–2015 (kt CO2 equivalent) 0 kt
Percentage change in GHG emissions from fiscal year 2005–2006 to fiscal year 2014–2015, inclusive of renewable power emission credits, if applicable 47.7% decrease
Adjustments made to base year GHG emissions No
Note: AANDC transferred 31 on-road vehicles to the Government of Northwest Territories on April 1, 2014 for Northwest Territories devolution and intends to adjust its base year GHG emissions during 2015–2016.

Goal 7: Waste and Asset Management

Target 7.1: Real Property Environmental Performance: As of April 1, 2014, and pursuant to departmental Real Property Sustainability Frameworks, an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance will be achieved in Government of Canada real property projects and operations.

Scope and Context: Targeted real property assets include operational buildings owned by or leased directly to AANDC. This target does not apply to real property owned by AANDC for potential future transfer to First Nations.

Target scope for existing Crown-owned buildings and new lease or lease renewal projects: minimum building size of 500 m2, and owned by or leased directly to AANDC for operational purposes.

Target scope for new construction, build-to-lease, and major renovation projects: all construction projects for operational buildings, and all major renovations in operational buildings.

Target scope for fit-up and refit projects: minimum project area of 500 m2.

Link to Department's Program Alignment Architecture: Program (5.1): Internal Services

Financial Performance Expectations: Reduced utility costs for departmental operational facilities

Performance Measurement
Expected Result Performance Indicators Performance Level Achieved
An industry-recognized level of high-environmental performance will be achieved in Government of Canada real property projects and operations. Real Property Sustainability Framework in place to improve the management of energy, waste and water in departmental real property assets by March 31, 2015 No [planned for September 30, 2015]
AANDC did not meet this target due to the demands of other priorities such as the implementation of a new financial system; however, the Department has allocated resources to ensure that it will meet the target during fiscal year 2015–2016.
Total number of existing Crown-owned buildings (over 1,000 m2) and new lease or lease renewal projects (over 1,000 m2) where the Crown is the major lessee, assessed for environmental performance using an industry recognized assessment tool, and associated floor space (m2) 0 Crown-owned building projects
0 m2
Notes: AANDC has selected a reduced threshold of 500 m2 for this target since it does not own any operational buildings with a total floor area over 1,000 m2.
The only buildings with floor areas greater than 500 m2 owned by AANDC for operational purposes were transferred to the Government of the Northwest Territories in 2014.
0 new lease or lease renewal projects
0 m2
Notes: AANDC has selected a reduced threshold of 500 m2 for this target since it does not own any operational buildings with a total floor area over 1,000 m2.
The only buildings with floor areas greater than 500 m2 owned by AANDC for operational purposes were transferred to the Government of the Northwest Territories in 2014.
Assessment tool used: n/a
Total number of existing Crown-owned buildings, new construction, build-to-lease projects and major renovation projects achieving an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance, and associated floor space (m2) 0 Crown-owned buildings
0 m2
Performance level achieved: n/a
0 new construction projects
0 m2
Performance level achieved: n/a
0 build-to-lease projects
0 m2
Performance level achieved: n/a
0 major renovation projects
0 m2
Performance level achieved: n/a
Number of fit-up and refit projects achieving an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance 0 projects
0 m2
Performance level achieved: n/a
Implementation Strategy Element or Best Practice Performance Level Achieved
7.1.1.1. Achieve a level of performance that meets or exceeds the custodian's current commitment(s) to sustainable buildings using industry-recognized assessment and verification tool(s). Not "Achieved". AANDC did not update its Real Property Sustainability Framework by March 31, 2015. This activity is planned for completion by September 30, 2015.

Target 7.2: Green Procurement: As of April 1, 2014, the Government of Canada will continue to take action to embed environmental considerations into public procurement, in accordance with the federal Policy on Green Procurement.

Scope and Context: AANDC procures over $188 million in goods and services per year. Approximately 89% of AANDC procurement is for professional services, and the main goods acquired by the Department include furniture and software licences.

Link to Department's Program Alignment Architecture: Program (5.1): Internal Services

Performance Measurement
Expected Result Performance Indicator Performance Level Achieved
Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place as of April 1, 2014 Yes [December 5, 2014]
Number and percentage of specialists in procurement and/or materiel management who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course or equivalent, in fiscal year 2014–2015 33 of 44
75%
Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution towards green procurement, in fiscal year 2014–2015 3 of 3
100%

Departmental Green Procurement Target: By March 31, 2021, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from business-related air travel will be reduced by 25% relative to 2008–2009 levels.

Expected Result Performance Indicator Performance Level Achieved
Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services Emissions associated with business travel in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2 equivalent) in the given year Data not available.
Shared Travel Services (STS) is unable to report GHG emissions by organization and fiscal year. Until this information is available, AANDC will report changes in total numbers of trips as a proxy indicator for GHG emissions from business air travel.
Percentage reduction in business travel emissions relative to the baseline level of CO2 equivalent Data not available.
Mitigation measure: Due to a lack of reliable data, AANDC is reporting the percentage change in the total number of trips as a proxy indicator which is highly correlated with total emissions. This approach is used as an interim measure until the data on emissions becomes available. This information is provided by the Office of Greening Government Operations.
38% reduction on total number of trips in 2014–2015 as compared to base year.

Departmental Green Procurement Target: By March 31, 2017, 90% of on-road vehicles purchased are the most fuel efficient vehicle in their class in the Government Motor Vehicle Ordering Guide and/or are an alternative fuel vehicle.

Expected Result Performance Indicator Performance Level Achieved
Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services Number of on-road vehicle purchases that meet the target relative to total number of all on-road vehicle purchases in the given year 3 of 11 vehicles (27%)
Cost of all on-road vehicles purchased in the given year $285,028.12

Departmental Green Procurement Target: By March 31, 2017, 50% of contracts for professional services will be consistent with environmental criteria identified in the Guideline for Greening Services Procurement.

Expected Result Performance Indicator Performance Level Achieved
Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services Volume of professional services contracts awarded that meet target criteria relative to total volume of contracts for professional services during given year 100%
Implementation Strategy Element or Best Practice Performance Level Achieved
7.2.1.5. Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible Reached "Achieved" status, as defined in the Greening Government Operations implementation guidelines for this target area.
Best Practice
7.2.3. Train acquisition cardholders on green procurement
Reached "Achieved" status, as defined in the Greening Government Operations implementation guidelines for this target area.

Target 7.3: Sustainable Workplace Operations: As of April 1, 2015, the Government of Canada will update and adopt policies and practices to improve the sustainability of its workplace operations.

Link to Department's Program Alignment Architecture: Program (5.1): Internal Services

Performance Measurement
Expected Result Performance Indicator Performance Level Achieved
Departmental workplace operations have a reduced environmental impact An approach to maintain or improve the sustainability of the departmental workplace is in place by March 31, 2015 No [planned for September 30, 2015]
AANDC developed a draft approach but did not put it in place by March 31, 2015 due to the demands of other priorities such as the implementation of a new financial system; however, the Department has allocated resources to ensure that it will meet the target during fiscal year 2015–2016.
Implementation Strategy Element or Best Practice Performance Level Achieved
7.3.1.3. Maintain or improve existing approaches to sustainable workplace practices (i.e. printer ratios, paper usage and green meetings) Not "Achieved". AANDC did not finalize an approach to maintain or improve the sustainability of the departmental workplace by April 1, 2015.
7.3.1.6. Dispose of e-waste in an environmentally sound and secure manner Not "Achieved". AANDC did not update its Implementation Strategy for the disposal of surplus electronics and electrical equipment during the 2014–2015 fiscal year.

Target 7.4: Greening Services to Clients: By March 31, 2015, departments will establish SMART targets to reduce the environmental impact of their services to clients.

Link to Department's Program Alignment Architecture: Program (5.1): Internal Services

Performance Measurement
Expected Result Performance Indicator Performance Level Achieved
Departmental services to clients have a reduced environmental impact Best Practice
7.4.1. Conduct an analysis of client services and implement practices to reduce their environmental impact
No [planned for September 30, 2015]

Goal 8: Water Management

Target 8.1: Water Management: As of April 1, 2014, the Government of Canada will take further action to improve water management within its real property portfolio.

Link to Department's Program Alignment Architecture: Program (5.1): Internal Services

Performance Measurement
Expected Result Performance Indicator Performance Level Achieved
Water is managed sustainably in Government of Canada real property operations Approach to improving water management included in Real Property Sustainability Framework by March 31, 2015 No [planned for September 30, 2015]
AANDC did not meet this target due to the demands of other priorities such as the implementation of a new financial system; however, the Department has allocated resources to ensure that it will meet the target during fiscal year 2015–2016.
Amount and percentage of floor space in buildings over 1,000 m2 that includes water metering, in fiscal year 2014–2015 (where feasible) Data not available.
AANDC is unable to report on this indicator prior to finalizing its approach to improving water management and determining which types of department-owned buildings will be subject to the target. This data will become available in fiscal year 2015–2016.

Sustainable Development Management System

AANDC's vision is a future in which First Nations, Inuit, Métis and northern communities are healthy, safe, self-sufficient and prosperous — a Canada where people make their own decisions, manage their own affairs and make strong contributions to the country as a whole.

Sustainable development is an integral part of the Department's mandate and AANDC continues to take sustainable development and environmental risks into consideration in the development of policies, programs, plans and reports. The commitments made in this strategy are aligned with the Department's Program Alignment Architecture and the Performance Measurement Framework.

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

As part of its decision making processes during the 2014–2015 reporting cycle, AANDC considered the environmental effects of initiatives subject to the Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals. The three-level process used by the Department for implementing the Cabinet Directive was applied to 97% of AANDC-led proposals (Memoranda to Cabinet and Treasury Board Submissions) for 2014–2015.

In each of these AANDC-led proposals, the first step of the process was to complete the initial checklist. During the second level of the process, the preliminary scans, AANDC determined that departmental proposals had potential positive effects on progress toward the 2013–2016 FSDS goals and targets in Theme III – Protecting Nature and Canadians.

Detailed SEAs, the third level of the process, are only completed if important positive or negative environmental effects are likely to result from the implementation of an AANDC-led proposal, and a detailed assessment has not been previously conducted. For each detailed SEA it conducts, AANDC issues a public statement of environmental effects. In 2014–2015, AANDC did not complete any detailed SEAs.

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