Proposed amendments to Regulation 334 (General) under the Environmental Assessment Act to remove regulatory duplication of forest management requirements in Ontario.
General Regulation 334
O.Reg. 337/20: General
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Environmental Assessment Act
Summary of Decision:
As part of environmental assessment modernization efforts, we are amending Regulation 334 and revoking Declaration Order MNR-75. This exempts forestry activities within the boundaries listed in the attached map (an area that includes portions of central and Northern Ontario, between the Quebec and Manitoba borders) from the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act (EA Act).
These changes will remove duplication between Environmental Assessment Act requirements and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry's policies, regulations and guidelines.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
There are no direct compliance costs or new administrative burdens associated with the proposed regulatory amendments related to exempting forest management activities from Environmental Assessment Act (EA Act) requirements. As the processes are firmly embedded within other legislation, policies and guides, the EA Act requirements have become redundant.
December 20, 2019
Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks is proposing to amend Regulation 334 (General) under the Environmental Assessment Act to exempt forest management activities from the requirements of that Act. The proposed changes would exemption forestry activities covered by the current Declaration Order under the Environmental Assessment Act in the geographic areas listed in Declaration Order MNR-75 (an area that includes portions of central and Northern Ontario, between the Quebec and Manitoba borders).
July 1, 2020