Revisions to the Forest Management Planning Manual, Forest Information Manual and Forest Operations and Silviculture Manual
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Crown Forest Sustainability Act
Summary of Decision:
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has approval for forest management on Crown lands under the Environmental Assessment Act through Declaration Order MNR-75. MNR-75 includes requirements for MNRF to revise and submit the Manuals for Lieutenant Governor in Council (LGIC) approval within 18 months of the August 25, 2015 approval date, or such other later date as may be specified by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) Director. The MOECC Director granted a three month extension to submit the Manuals for LGIC approval (i.e., May 22, 2017).
The Manuals were approved by LGIC on April 12, 2017. The effective date for the three revised Manuals is July 1, 2017.
The proposal was implemented by an amendment to O. Reg. 167/95 (General). This regulation was filed by the Registrar of Regulations on May 1, 2017.
Summary of Proposal:
A decision was made to proceed with the proposal to revise the Forest Management Planning Manual, Forest Information Manual and Forest Operations and Silviculture Manual. The proposal will be implemented through an amendment to O. Reg. 167/95 under the Crown Forest Sustainability Act (CFSA). This regulation was filed by the Registrar of Regulations on May 1, 2017.
Forest Management Planning Specialist
Ministry of Natural Resources
Crown Forests and Lands Policy Branch
Forest Legislation and Planning Section
70 Foster Drive
Sault Ste Marie Ontario
Phone: (705) 945-6684
Fax: (705) 945-6667
May 19, 2017