Revocation of seven Environmental Assessment Act regulations
O. Reg. 78/90
O. Reg. 307/92
O. Reg. 425/93
O. Reg. 455/96
O. Reg. 169/92
O. Reg. 647/94
O. Reg. 13/91
Bill or Act:
Environmental Assessment Act
Summary of Decision:
The seven regulations have either expired or no longer have any practical effect and therefore are no longer required. Six of these regulations were revoked on April 13, 2011 under Order in Council (OIC) 533/2011.
April 28, 2011
Summary of Proposal:
O. Reg. 78/90- City of Brantford BRAN-C-1- OIC# 227/90
The purpose of O. Reg. 78/90 was to exempt the City of Brantford from the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA) for the activity of developing its northwest industrial area. The development has been completed and the conditions of the
exemption were met therefore O. Reg. 78/90 is no longer required.
O. Reg. 307/92- The Corporation of the Township of Charlottenburgh - CHART-TP-1- OIC# 1446/92
The purpose of O. Reg. 307/92 was to exempt the interim expansion, operation and closure of the North Landfill Site (currently known as the Beaver Brook Road Landfill) in the Township of Charlottenburgh (currently known as the Township of South Glengarry)from the requirements of the EAA. An EAA approval has since been issued to the
Township of South Glengarry for the long-term expansion of the Township?s Beaver Brook Road Landfill and North Lancaster Landfill. The exemption in O. Reg. 307/92 therefore is no longer required.
O. Reg. 425/93- The Township of Clarence- CLAR-TP-1- OIC# 1800/93
The purpose of O. Reg. 425/93 was to exempt the Township of Clarence from the EAA requirements for the interim expansion, operation and closure of the Clarence Township Landfill for a five year period while it undertook an environmental assessment study for
the expansion of the landfill site. The waste disposal site closed in 2001 and continues to be subject to a closure plan in an EAA approval. The exemption in O. Reg. 425/93 therefore is no longer required.
O. Reg. 455/96- Ontario Hydro- OH-36- OIC# 1733/96
The purpose of O. Reg. 455/96 was to extend the time period for which the proponent would be exempt from the EAA requirements for a change in the Lake Gibson Small Hydro Generating Station. O. Reg. 455/96 was set to expire on August 31, 2001 if construction had not begun by that date. Construction had not begun by August 31, 2001. O. Reg. 455/96 therefore has expired.
O. Reg. 169/92- Minister of Northern Development and Mines- MNDM-2- OIC# 608/92
The purpose of O. Reg. 169/92 was to exempt the Minister of Northern Development and Mines from the EAA requirements for the activity of the rehabilitation of three abandoned mine sites in the City of Timmins to prevent the escape of tailings. The rehabilitation of the abandoned mines has been completed. O. Reg. 169/92 therefore is no longer required.
O. Reg. 647/94- The Corporation of the City of Brantford BRAN-C-2- OIC# 2566/94
The purpose of O. Reg. 647/94 was to exempt the City of Brantford from the
requirements of the EAA for the activity of the planning, design and rehabilitation of Mohawk Lake and the planning, design, rehabilitation and construction of Mohawk Park. The City abandoned the project in 1999 and has confirmed that no further work will be
carried out regarding this undertaking.
O. Reg. 13/91: Designation - Lake Ontario Steel Company - A Division of Co-Steel Inc. - Revoked by O.Reg.132/11 filed on April 26, 2011.
The purpose of this regulation was to designate the disposal of by-product waste originating from car shredder operations as an undertaking to which the EAA applied. An EA was completed and approved and the landfill was established in 1994. As the activities are now subject to the EAA through O. Reg. 101/07 - Waste Projects Regulation, and the undertaking has been completed, this regulation is no longer required.
Ministry of the Environment
Environmental Programs Division
Program Planning and Implementation Branch
135 St. Clair Avenue West
Floor 11 Toronto Ontario
April 26, 2011