MCEA Training

Introduction to MCEA  
June 1 to 3, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm (Webinar)

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  • Learn what the Class EA process is all about from an instructor who has conducted many such planning exercises since the inception of the Municipal Class EA over 20 years ago.
  • Discover how the Municipal Class EA planning process works, and how it can be your best friend in bringing a project from concept through construction.
  • Discover how the process, that may at first seem complex, is really quite easy to follow and use. Learn why and how this planning process is “owned” by the municipality rather than the government, and how flexible the process can be.
  • Acquire knowledge on how you get to decide how to use the MCEA process to plan your own projects.
  • Discover how you can manage the planning process to suit your projects, through devices like how to develop a Problem Statement, and how to evaluate alternatives.
  • Also learn about the planning work going forward to amend and streamline the MCEA process.

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Paul Knowles, P.Eng., is the MEA’s MCEA Advisor. He graduated from Queen’s University as a Civil Engineer and worked in the private sector for 9 years before joining the Town of Carleton Place as Town Engineer in 1989. His involvement with the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) and the Municipal Class Environment Assessment (MCEA) began shortly thereafter. In 1993, Paul was promoted to CAO for Carleton Place but continued his engineering work and remained very active with the MEA as a Board member (2008 – 2018) and as its President in 2017,
Throughout the years, Paul has been involved in all aspects of the MCEA document, including all re-writes and amendments. Paul officially retired from Carleton Place at the end of 2018 but is continuing to work with MEA as its MCEA Advisor, delivering training programs and pursuing improvements to the MCEA process.

Municipal Class EA Workshop - October 2019

October 15, 2019 to October 16, 2019

11:33 AM - 3:30 PM

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Learn how to easily follow and use the Class EA process from an instructor who has been involved with the process since the inception of the Municipal Class EA over 30 years ago.


• Discover how the Municipal Class EA planning process can be your best friend in bringing a project from concept through construction. 
• Learn why and how this planning process is “owned” by the municipality rather than the government, and how flexible the process can be.
• Acquire knowledge on how you get to decide how to use the MCEA process to plan your own projects.
• Discover how you can manage the planning process to suit your projects, through devices like how to develop a Problem Statement, and how to evaluate alternatives.
• Learn about plans for EA reform that will streamline and may fundamentally change the MCEA process.
The Workshop is delivered in three Webinars. Further Webinars to specifically explain the amendment to the MCEA will be offered after the amendment is approved.

Module 1 – Tuesday October 20th 1:30 – 3:30

Review the EA Act and Historical Background
Explain Class EAs and Parent EAs
Discuss General EA Principles
EA Reform
- Schedule A and A+ Exempt
- New PIIOR process
- New Regulation to Replace MCEA
- Amendment to MCEA
Determine Proponency
Create the Problem Statement
Identify Potential Alternatives
Selection of Schedule A, A+, B or C
Follow Sample Projects though the Process


Module 2 – Wednesday October 21st 1:30 – 3:30

Review Sample Projects
Develop a Consultation Plan
Issue a Notice of Commencement
Inventory of Environment
Identify Alternatives
Evaluation of Alternatives
Considering Climate Change
Selecting Preferred Solution
Notice of Completion
Follow Sample Projects though the Process


Module 3 – Thursday October 22nd 1:30 – 3:30

Review Sample Projects
What if? What’s New?
Addenda EA Reform
Master Plan MCEA Amendment
Property Acquisition Planning Act
Classify Projects Project Heritage Bridge Checklist
Same Location COVID-19 Restrictions
PIIOR Companion Guide Notes
MCEA Enforcement

Who should attend?

This course has been specifically designed to suit the planning needs of municipal engineers and technologists, planners, consultants, and Ministry of the Environment staff.

REGISTRATION REFUNDS AND CANCELLATION:

 If written cancellation is received at least 10 working days in advance – 100% refund
 If written cancellation is received 9-3 working days in advance – 50% refund
 If written cancellation is received less than 3 working days in advance – No Refund
 If payment has not been received at the time of cancellation, an invoice will be issued for the appropriate amount as costs have already been incurred.
 If circumstances prevent a previously registered person from attending a course, substitutions are permitted up to and on the day of the event.