Environmental Effects Monitoring

Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) is a process that determines the accuracy of impact predictions and the effectiveness of mitigation measures. EEM uses baseline information to determine if any effects occur during Project construction and to measure those effects, should they occur. This process creates a system to ensure compliance with agreed environmental requirements and commitments, while managing impacts. The EEM process also determines the accuracy of impact predictions and the effectiveness of mitigation measures.

During the ML Project EA process, certain areas were identified as requiring special attention:

  • woodland caribou

  • species of conservation interest

  • snow crab & American lobster

  • socio-economic environment

  • archeological & heritage resources

Of these aspects, only the snow crab and American lobster EEM study remains ongoing.