Regulation - Minister

Minister's Order for temporary suspension of protection upon the listing of Black Ash under the Endangered Species Act.

Regulation Number(s):
O. Reg. 23/22
Instrument Type:
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Endangered Species Act, 2007
Summary of Decision:
We have temporarily paused protections for Black Ash under the Endangered Species Act, for two years from the time when it is added to the Species at Risk in Ontario List, to allow time to develop an approach to support Black Ash protection and recovery.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
Analysis of Regulatory Impact provided on the Environmental Registry.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
September 23, 2021
Summary of Proposal:
We are proposing to make a Minister's regulation that would order the temporary suspension of the application of the prohibitions in sections 9 and 10 of the ESA prohibiting harm to the species or its habitat for a period of 2 years after it is added to O. Reg. 230/08 -Species at Risk in Ontario List. This would allow time to gather scientific and socioeconomic information to develop a customized approach to support Black Ash protection and recovery.

We invite feedback and input from the public, Indigenous communities and stakeholders across the province on the proposed temporary suspension of protections of Black Ash. We are committed to ensuring flexibility, transparency and certainty for Ontarians while continuing to support the protection and recovery of species at risk under the Endangered Species Act, 2007.
Contact Address:
Effective Date:
January 25, 2022