The Asessment on Proponent Information (API) level of assessment provides for assessment of a proposal where the environmental acceptability or unacceptability of the proposal is apparent at the referral stage.
A public review period is not considered necessary because either:
- the proponent has appropriately and effectively consulted with the stakeholders during the preparation of the proposal, or
- further consultation through a public review process is unlikely to identify additional stakeholders or raise additional significant environmental issues.
Detailed information on the API level of assessment can be found in the EIA Administrative Procedures 2010, and a simple process diagram is below.