Technical rules proposed to be made under the Clean Water Act, 2006 to establish requirements related to the preparation of an assessment report.
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Clean Water Act, 2006
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.
August 13, 2008
Comments Due Date:
August 4, 2008