Regulation - LGIC

Amendment to the Ontario Regulation 242/08 (General) under the Endangered Species Act, 2007 respecting Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna)

Regulation Number(s):
Ontario Regulation 242/08
O.Reg. 65/12
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Endangered Species Act, 2007
Summary of Decision:
The proposal was implemented by an amendment to O. Reg. 242/08 (General) by O. Reg. 65/12. The regulation was filed by the Registrar of Regulations on May 3, 2012, came into force on the date it was filed and was published in the Ontario Gazette on May 19, 2012.

Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
December 14, 2011
Summary of Proposal:
The Ontario government is proposing to provide a transition period for Eastern Meadowlark. During this period activities associated with an agricultural operation will be able to continue even if the activities harm individual Eastern Meadowlarks or damage its habitat. The transition period is proposed to extend until October 31, 2014, and is consistent with the approach established for Bobolink in June 2011. This proposal recognizes the significant impact the protection of Eastern Meadowlark may have on farmers and rural landowners and provides the opportunity to develop implementation approaches which satisfy multiple objectives.
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Effective Date:
May 3, 2012