The Access to Information (ATI) Act was passed in June, 2002. It gives citizens, non citizens, institutions, and all forms of organization a general legal right of access to official government documents which would otherwise be inaccessible. THIS MEANS THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GIVE A REASON FOR YOUR REQUEST. It is a general legal right.
You can request documents by any of the following methods:
If you do visit NEPA’s offices you will be requested to fill out the application form. If for any reason, you are unable to do this, tell the Officer and she/he will assist you.
In order to save time and resources, the public is encouraged to take advantage of information already accessible within the public’s realm, for example on the Agency’s website or at the Documentation Centre, prior to making a request under the ATI Act (2002). Applicants will be directed to information already available at any of these locations that are requested under the ATI Act (2002).