Dear Valued OMWA Member,
The following is an important message from our colleagues at CELA re: the recent notices on the Environmental Registry of Ontario (ERO.)
The government of Ontario has recently posted four notices on the Environmental Registry of Ontario (ERO), which propose to:
- expand and change the permit-by-rule framework (to enable more proponents to self-register, rather than seeking an environmental authorization, before commencing certain activities)
- expand and bring more activities (such as construction site dewatering activities, residential foundation drains, stormwater management works, and waste management) into the existing permit-by-rule framework.
The deadline for all of these proposals is October 30, 2023.
We encourage you to attend the webinars being presented by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP). It is important that the province knows people are paying attention and are concerned about the proposed changes.
All of the ERO notice links, as well as links to the various webinar registration pages, are below.
- Exploring changes to streamline the permit-by-rule framework, ERO number 019-6951 https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-6951
- Streamlining permissions for water takings for construction site dewatering activities and foundation drains, ERO number 019-6853 https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-6853
- Streamlining environmental permissions for waste management systems under the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry, ERO number 019-6963 https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-6963
- Streamlining environmental permissions for stormwater management under the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry, ERO number 019-6928 https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-6928
Webinars hosted by MECP:
- Environmental Permission Modernization (overview of the four proposals)
- 2 sessions offered, September 19 and 20
- Streamlining permissions for water taking activities and stormwater management
- 3 sessions, September 21, September 27 and October 3
- Waste Transportation Systems
- 4 sessions, with DIFFERENT content/focus, October 12, 18, 19, 26 (10am to 12pm)