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ontario regulation 313/23

made under the

Environmental Assessment Act

Made: May 11, 2023
Filed: September 8, 2023
Published on e-Laws: September 11, 2023
Published in The Ontario Gazette: September 23, 2023

Amending Reg. 334 of R.R.O. 1990

(GENERAL)

1. Regulation 334 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 is amended by adding the following section:

14.2 (1) The following undertakings are exempt from the Act:

1. Establishing, amending or rescinding the boundaries of a provincial park or conservation reserve.

2. Acquiring any interest in land for the purpose of,

i. establishing a new provincial park or conservation reserve, or

ii. adding land to an existing provincial park or conservation reserve.

3. Disposing of any interest in land in a provincial park or conservation reserve.

4. Any undertaking related to a provincial park or conservation reserve, including activities to manage or protect natural resources, manage uses and develop new and existing facilities, that is carried out by or on behalf of the Minister responsible for the administration of the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to an undertaking described in that subsection if,

(a) the undertaking is exempt under section 14.1;

(b) the undertaking is excluded from the application of subsection 14.1 (1) under subsection 14.1 (3); or

(c) a process of public consultation was commenced in respect of the undertaking under the Class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves before the day section 1 of Ontario Regulation 313/23 comes into force.

(3) Despite clause (2) (c), an undertaking described in that clause is exempt from the Act if a Statement of Completion has been submitted under,

(a) Step 5 of Section 5.1 (Category B Project Evaluation and Consultation Process) of the Class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves; or

(b) Step 7 of Section 5.2 (Category C Project Evaluation and Consultation Process) of the Class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves.

(4) In this section,

“Class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves” means the Class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council on September 23, 2004 under Order in Council 1900/2004, as it may be amended from time to time; (“évaluation environnementale de portée générale sur les parcs provinciaux et les réserves de conservation”)

“conservation reserve” means a conservation reserve within the meaning of the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006; (“réserve de conservation”)

“provincial park” means a provincial park within the meaning of the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006. (“parc provincial”)

Commencement

2. This Regulation comes into force on the day it is filed.

 

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