OFA provides comments to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks regarding updating environmental assessment requirements for transmission lines. OFA supports expeditious Environmental Assessment (EA) processes for transmission infrastructure while ensuring strong environmental protection. OFA recommends the Ministry commit to the inclusion of Agricultural Impact Assessments (AIAs) for all projects that have the potential to affect agricultural operations. Some projects do not have significant environmental effects and do not require following the full Class EA Process. OFA supports a process to screen out project proposals with suitable technical parameters and environmental situations. If, during the Class EA Screening Process, a person identifies potential direct or indirect effects that cannot be addressed, OFA supports that the project becomes subject to the class EA Process. We support a five-year review of the EA Screening Process and the Class EA Assessment Process to ensure compliance with legislation, regulations and the EA Act.