Consolidation of Seven Restricted Area Minister's Regulations under the Public Lands Act
Ontario Regulation 150/12
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Public Lands Act
Summary of Decision:
A decision was made to proceed with the proposal. The proposal was implemented by consolidating the seven restricted area regulations under the Public Lands Act into one new regulation and revoking the seven original regulations. The new regulation is O.Reg. 150/12 (Restricted Areas). This regulation was filed by the Registrar of Regulations on June 12, 2012 and published in the Ontario Gazette on June 30, 2012.
By consolidating these regulations MNR reduced the number of Public Lands Act regulations from 13 to 7.
Summary of Proposal:
The Public Lands Act provides for the creation and management of restricted areas by the Minister of Natural Resources in areas of the province without municipal organization. In a restricted area, permits from MNR are required for the erection of buildings or structures, whether the work is on Crown or private lands. Activities that require a permit from MNR are identified in the development plan or guidelines that are prepared for each restricted area. The seven restricted areas in Ontario were described in seven separate regulations. The proposal is to consolidate these seven regulations into one regulation. No changes would be made to the wording of the original regulations during the consolidation. There will be no impact on how the restricted areas are managed.
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July 1, 2012