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Development, Interference of Wetlands and Alteration to Watercourses Regulation
Under Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act a Conservation Authority may make regulations within their jurisdiction. In order to bring consistency across areas under the jurisdiction of the Conservation Authorities in Ontario, the Province enacted Ontario Regulation 94/04 and within two years all Conservation Authority Regulations had to comply. On May 4, 2006 the Development, Interference of Wetlands and Alteration to Watercourses Regulation for the LTVCA was enacted.
Invitation to Comment on the Proposed Update to the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority’s (LTVCA) Regulations & Planning Policy and Procedure Manual
The Conservation Authority’s Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses Regulation (152/06) undergoes regular review by staff and when necessary, updates to the Policies are made when errors and/or omission are found. Revisions are undertaken so Conservation Authorities can better serve clients more effectively and address hazard concerns more efficiently in the regulated areas of the LTVCA’s watershed.
The proposed Regulations and Planning Policy update is available for public review Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the LTVCA’s Administration Building in Chatham at 100 Thames Street or download Draft Policy Review below.
Draft Policy Review Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority – Microsoft Word Doc (9 mb) (note that this document replaces one previously posted)
Draft Policy Review Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority – Adobe Acrobat Doc (4 mb) (pdf) (note that this document replaces one previously posted)
These updates are primarily of an administrative and housekeeping nature, but could include more substantive changes as a result of public consultation and incorporation of recommendations contained within the Elgin County Shoreline Management Plan.
If you or your organization have any comments to make on the proposed update to the policies, please submit them in writing no later than September 30th, 2016 to:
Jason Wintermute, Water Management Supervisor
Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority
100 Thames Street
Chatham, ON N7L 2Y8
Download Comment Forms:
Comment Form – (Microsoft Word Doc)
Comment Form – (pdf)
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Areas Regulated by Ontario Regulation 152/06
Essentially all of the following areas are regulated by O.R. 152/06
- Areas adjacent or close to the shoreline of the Lakes Erie and St. Clair that are affected by flooding, erosion or dynamic beaches
- Areas within and adjacent to rivers or stream valleys
- Areas that are subject to the hazards of flooding and erosion
- Areas within and adjacent to wetlands
- Other areas that Minister of Natural Resources may designated
In order to provide clarity in the implementation of the Regulation the Conservation Authority has also developed Operational Guidelines. These are guidelines that Conservation Authority staff use in reviewing applications under the Regulation.
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