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PUBLIC NOTICE

The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority cordially invites you to attend a public open house to introduce the “Policies, Procedures and Guidelines for the Administration of Ontario Regulation 176/06”.

The open house will be held:

Thursday May 25, 2017

Civic Centre - Plummer Room

4 pm – 7 pm

The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority (SSMRCA) follows this policy document to fulfill its mandate under the Conservation Authorities Act, Ontario Regulation 176/06 (O. Reg. 176/06)

View the Draft Policies, Procedures and Guidelines for the Administration of Ontario Regulation 176/06

We welcome your attendance and your comments on the policy document. Public comments regarding the policy document will be accepted until June 25, 2017.

 


 

If you are planning a project or development on your property you may require a permit from the SSMRCA or other agencies.

Examples of projects that require a SSMRCA permit include, but are not limited to:

  • New construction or reconstruction of any kind, placing a building or structure of any kind, or the change in use of a structure
  • Site grading, whether bringing fill onto the property or removing it
  • Development near a slope or on unstable soil
  • Shoreline alterations such as a shorewall, gabion or dock
  • Work on or near a watercourse or wetland including any in-water work

You may also require a permit if the location of your project is in an area referred to as hazardous lands. Hazardous lands are defined as areas that are likely to be associated with naturally occurring processes such as flooding, erosion, dynamic beaches or unstable soil or bedrock and therefore could be unsafe for development (Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.27, s.28, s.25).

Before you begin any project on your property, pre-consultation with SSMRCA staff is strongly encouraged. Call and make an appointment with our staff at (705) 946-8530 or email: nature@ssmrca.ca. Our staff can assist you with the information you will require for an application and guide you through the permitting process.

Together we can plan for the future and protect our valuable environmental resources.

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(The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority (SSMRCA) follows this policy document to fulfill its mandate under the Conservation Authorities Act, Ontario Regulation 176/06 (O. Reg. 176/06))