October 2020
EBR Posting Related to Bill 213

2020-10-08 9:16:53 AM

An EBR posting related to Bill 213  was posted October 6th related to a proposal to require municipal council support for new and increased bottle water takings.

Under Ontario Water Resources Act and relates proposals from Bill 213
Consultation Timeline: October 6 2020 - November 20, 2020 (45 days)
Ministry: Environment, Conservation and Parks
Further details and to comment: https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-2422

A municipal council resolution supporting a proposed water taking would be valid for five years. If the company does not apply for a permit within that period, it would have to obtain a new municipal council resolution from the local host municipal council before applying. A municipal council would have 12 months to pass a resolution either supporting or objecting to the action. If the council takes no action, the application for permit would proceed to the ministry for review. There is a provision that allows the council to later pull its support, but an application can proceed unless the Ministry in its review of the application takes that into account.  


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