Regulation - LGIC

Modernization of Approvals - proposed Proposed approaches to the implementation of the Endangered Species Act which could include regulatory amendments to authorize activities to occur subject to conditions set out in regulation consistent with MNR's Modernization of Approvals.

Regulation Number(s):
Ontario Regulation 242/08
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Endangered Species Act
Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) has heard from many sectors, organizations and individuals about challenges in implementing the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and has brought together a stakeholder working group to identify common issues and potential solutions. MNR is also seeking input from the public and other interested stakeholders on approaches to improve the implementation of the ESA. This proposal provides suggested approaches that derive from MNR's experience on the ground and could include amendments to Ontario Regulation 242/08, under the Endangered Species Act. The following proposals would balance the protection and recovery of species at risk while either,

- helping existing or planned activities proceed without additional approvals where new species or habitat protection comes about after their approval,

- enabling a streamlined alternative to authorizing new activities that benefit species,

- enabling activities necessary for human health or safety, and/ or

-achieving administrative efficiencies.

Any proposed regulatory approaches would provide up-front conditions for individuals and businesses to follow, which would allow for more efficient and sustainable implementation of the ESA.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
December 6, 2012
Comments Due Date:
February 25, 2013