Regulation - LGIC

Proposed Assessment Reports regulation made under the Clean Water Act, 2006

Regulation Number(s):
Ontario Regulation 385/08
Ontario Regulation 387/08
Ontario Regulation 287/07
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Clean Water Act, 2006
Summary of Decision:
Ontario Regulation 385/08 (O. Reg. 385/08) was filed with the Registrar of Regulation on November 4, 2008. A decision was made to proceed with the content of the proposed Assessment Reports regulation as part of an overall consolidation of three existing regulations into one. O. Reg. 385/08 amends O. Reg. 287/07 - Terms of Reference by renaming it General, French version being O.Reg. 386/08, integrating the content of O. Reg. 285/07 - Time Limits and O. Reg. 286/07 - Miscellaneous, and adding new regulatory provisions dealing with requirements for additional content of assessment reports and additional public consultation requirements beyond that provided for under the Clean Water Act, 2006, as were proposed in this posting as well as adding the definitions of words and expressions used in the Clean Water Act, 2006 and prescribing a list of drinking water threats as allowed for under Section 2 (1) of the Clean Water Act, 2006, proposed in Environmental Registry number 010-3893.

A second regulation, O. Reg. 387/08, was made on November 4, 2008 to revoke the two regulations (O. Reg. 285/07 and O. Reg. 286/07) because the content of these regulations has been integrated into O. Reg. 287/07, French version being O.Reg. 386/08.

The proposal to integrate the contents of O. Reg. 285/07 and O. Reg. 286/07 into O. Reg. 287/07 and revoke the integrated regulations was not posted on the Environmental Registry because the proposal was administrative in nature.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
August 13, 2008
Summary of Proposal:
The purpose of the Clean Water Act, 2006 is to protect existing and future sources of drinking water, as part of an overall commitment to human health and the environment. The Act requires the preparation of assessment reports that assess the vulnerability of drinking water sources and threats to those sources, as well as the preparation of source protection plans that set out protection policies. Assessment reports and source protection plans will be prepared by the source protection committees.

The supporting regulations and technical rules for the Clean Water Act, 2006 are being developed in phases. The first phase of regulations, that came into effect in June 2007, addressed matters related to source protection areas and regions, source protection committees, preparation of the terms of reference and source protection planning time limits [EBR Registry Number 010-0122]. A second phase of regulations was initiated in 2008. Proposals for a regulation related to property entry and the establishment of the Ontario Drinking Water Stewardship Program were posted for public comment on April 16, 2008. This comment period has now closed.

The Ministry has now prepared the final component of the second phase through this posting and two (2) associated postings for proposed regulations related to the development of an assessment report [EBR Registry Number 010-3873]and the definition of words and expressions used in the Act [EBR Registry Number 010-3893].

The proposed technical rules establish the approach to be used to develop the contents required to be included in an assessment report by section 15 of the Act and the proposed Assessment Reports regulation.
Contact Address:
Keith Willson
Manager, Source Protection Approvals
Ministry of the Environment
Drinking Water Management Division
Source Protection Programs Branch
2 St. Clair Avenue West
Toronto Ontario
M4V 1L5
Phone: (416) 314-0560
Fax: (416) 327-6926
Effective Date:
November 4, 2008