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Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27

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O. Reg. 319/09 QUINTE CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 182/06 KAWARTHA REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 181/06 KETTLE CREEK CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 180/06 LAKEHEAD REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 179/06 LAKE SIMCOE REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 178/06 LONG POINT REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 177/06 NORTH BAY-MATTAWA CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 176/06 SAULT STE. MARIE REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 175/06 RAISIN REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 174/06 RIDEAU VALLEY CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 172/06 NOTTAWASAGA VALLEY CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 171/06 ST. CLAIR REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 170/06 SOUTH NATION RIVER CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 169/06 SAUGEEN VALLEY CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 168/06 GANARASKA REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 167/06 OTONABEE REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 166/06 TORONTO AND REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 165/06 MATTAGAMI REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 164/06 MAITLAND VALLEY CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 163/06 LOWER TRENT REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 162/06 HALTON REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 161/06 HAMILTON REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 160/06 CREDIT VALLEY CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 159/06 CROWE VALLEY CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 158/06 ESSEX REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 157/06 UPPER THAMES RIVER CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 156/06 NICKEL DISTRICT CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 155/06 NIAGARA PENINSULA CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 153/06 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 152/06 LOWER THAMES VALLEY CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 151/06 GREY SAUBLE CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 150/06 GRAND RIVER CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 148/06 CATARAQUI REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 147/06 AUSABLE BAYFIELD CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 146/06 CATFISH CREEK CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 42/06 CENTRAL LAKE ONTARIO CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 97/04 CONTENT OF CONSERVATION AUTHORITY REGULATIONS UNDER SUBSECTION 28 (1) OF THE ACT: DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 670/00 CONSERVATION AUTHORITY LEVIES
O. Reg. 139/96 MUNICIPAL LEVIES
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 136 CONSERVATION AREAS - UPPER THAMES RIVER
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 135 CONSERVATION AREAS - SOUTH NATION RIVER
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 134 CONSERVATION AREAS - SAULT STE. MARIE REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 133 CONSERVATION AREAS - SAUGEEN VALLEY
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 132 CONSERVATION AREAS - SAUBLE VALLEY
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 131 CONSERVATION AREAS - ST. CLAIR REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 130 CONSERVATION AREAS - RIDEAU VALLEY
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 129 CONSERVATION AREAS - PRINCE EDWARD REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 128 CONSERVATION AREAS - OTONABEE REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 127 CONSERVATION AREAS - NOTTAWASAGA VALLEY
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126 CONSERVATION AREAS - NORTH GREY REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 125 CONSERVATION AREAS - NORTH BAY-MATTAWA
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 124 CONSERVATION AREAS - NICKEL DISTRICT
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 123 CONSERVATION AREAS - NIAGARA PENINSULA
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 122 CONSERVATION AREAS - NAPANEE REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 121 CONSERVATION AREAS - MOIRA RIVER
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 120 CONSERVATION AREAS - MISSISSIPPI VALLEY
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 119 CONSERVATION AREAS - METROPOLITAN TORONTO AND REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 118 CONSERVATION AREAS - MATTAGAMI REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 117 CONSERVATION AREAS - MAITLAND VALLEY
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 116 CONSERVATION AREAS - LOWER TRENT REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115 CONSERVATION AREAS - LOWER THAMES VALLEY
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 114 CONSERVATION AREAS - LONG POINT REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 113 CONSERVATION AREAS - LAKEHEAD REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 112 CONSERVATION AREAS - LAKE SIMCOE REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 111 CONSERVATION AREAS - KETTLE CREEK
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 110 CONSERVATION AREAS - KAWARTHA REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 109 CONSERVATION AREAS - HAMILTON REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 108 CONSERVATION AREAS - HALTON REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 107 CONSERVATION AREAS - GREY SAUBLE
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 106 CONSERVATION AREAS - GRAND RIVER
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 105 CONSERVATION AREAS - GANARASKA REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 104 CONSERVATION AREAS - ESSEX REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 103 CONSERVATION AREAS - CROWE VALLEY
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 102 CONSERVATION AREAS - CREDIT VALLEY
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 101 CONSERVATION AREAS - CENTRAL LAKE ONTARIO
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 100 CONSERVATION AREAS - CATFISH CREEK
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 99 CONSERVATION AREAS - CATARAQUI REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 98 CONSERVATION AREAS - AUSABLE-BAYFIELD
O. Reg. 173/06 PRINCE EDWARD REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 154/06 NAPANEE REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 149/06 MOIRA RIVER CONSERVATION AUTHORITY: REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENT, INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATIONS TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
O. Reg. 282/97 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - OTONABEE REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
O. Reg. 46/95 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - AUSABLE-BAYFIELD
O. Reg. 724/94 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - SOUTH NATION RIVER CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
O. Reg. 417/94 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - THE PRINCE EDWARD REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
O. Reg. 416/94 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - GREY SAUBLE CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
O. Reg. 33/94 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - KAWARTHA REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
O. Reg. 260/92 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - MOIRA RIVER
O. Reg. 152/91 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - LAKEHEAD REGION
O. Reg. 99/91 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - THE NIAGARA PENINSULA CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
O. Reg. 22/91 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - MAITLAND VALLEY CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 170 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - UPPER THAMES RIVER
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 169 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - SAUGEEN VALLEY
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 168 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - SAUBLE VALLEY
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 167 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - ST. CLAIR REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 166 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - RIDEAU VALLEY
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 164 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - NOTTAWASAGA VALLEY
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 163 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - NORTH GREY
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 162 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - NORTH BAY-MATTAWA CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 161 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - NICKEL DISTRICT
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 160 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - NAPANEE REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 159 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 158 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - METROPOLITAN TORONTO AND REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 157 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - MATTAGAMI REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 156 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - LOWER TRENT REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 155 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - LOWER THAMES VALLEY
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 154 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - LONG POINT REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 153 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - LAKE SIMCOE REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 152 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - KETTLE CREEK
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 151 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - HAMILTON REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 150 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - HALTON REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 149 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - GRAND RIVER
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 148 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - GANARASKA REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 147 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - ESSEX REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 146 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - CREDIT VALLEY
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 145 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - CENTRAL LAKE ONTARIO
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 144 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - CATFISH CREEK
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 143 FILL, CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - CATARAQUI REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 141 FILL AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - SAULT STE. MARIE REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 140 FILL AND ALTERATION TO WATERWAYS - RAISIN REGION
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 139 FILL - SPENCER CREEK
R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 137 FILL - GRAND VALLEY

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Conservation Authorities Act

R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER C.27

Consolidation Period:  From April 3, 2018 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: 2017, c. 23, Sched. 5, s. 20-23.

Legislative History: 1993, c. 27, Sched.; 1994, c. 27, s. 127; 1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 40-47; 1996, c. 32, s. 66; 1997, c. 5, s. 64; 1997, c. 26, Sched.; 1997, c. 29, s. 54; 1997, c. 43, Sched. G, s. 19; 1998, c. 3, s. 33; 1998, c. 15, Sched. E, s. 3; 1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 1-14; 2000, c. 5, s. 8; 2001, c. 8, s. 203; 2001, c. 9, Sched. K, s. 1; 2002, c. 17, Sched. F, Table; 2004, c. 8, s. 46, Table; 2006, c. 3, Sched. D; 2006, c. 21, Sched. F, s. 105; 2006, c. 22, s. 113; 2006, c. 32, Sched. C, s. 8; 2008, c. 7, Sched. A, s. 19; 2009, c. 12, Sched. L, s. 2; 2010, c. 16, Sched. 10, s. 1; 2011, c. 9, Sched. 27, s. 22; 2017, c. 8, Sched. 17, s. 5; 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4; 2017, c. 23, Sched. 5, s. 20-23.

CONTENTS

PART I
PURPOSE AND INTERPRETATION

0.1

Purpose

1.

Definitions

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT OF CONSERVATION AUTHORITIES

2.

Meeting to establish authority for watershed

3.

Establishment, jurisdiction and initial financing

4.

Upper-tier municipalities

5.

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

6.

Hamilton Region Conservation Authority

7.

Grand River Conservation Authority

8.

Grouping of municipalities

9.

Establishment of authority for two or more watersheds

PART III
ENLARGING AREAS OF JURISDICTION, AMALGAMATIONS AND DISSOLUTIONS

10.

Enlargement of authority’s area

11.

Amalgamation of authorities

13.

Participating municipalities following annexation, etc.

13.1

Dissolution of authority

PART IV
MEMBERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE

14.

Members of authority

15.

Meetings of authority

16.

Decision-making at meetings

17.

Chair, vice-chair

18.

Employees and advisory boards

19.

Executive committee

19.1

By-laws

PART V
OBJECTS, POWERS AND DUTIES

20.

Objects

21.

Powers of authorities

21.1

Programs and services

21.2

Fees for programs and services

22.

Agreement re road

23.

Minister’s powers

23.1

Information required by Minister

24.

Projects of authority

24.

Projects requiring approval

25.

Apportionment of benefit

25.

Recovery of project capital costs

26.

Determination of capital expenditure

26.

Review of apportionment of capital costs

27.

Maintenance and administration costs

27.

Recovery of operating expenses

27.1

Review of apportionment of operating expenses

28.

Regulations by authority re area under its jurisdiction

PART VI
REGULATION OF AREAS OVER WHICH AUTHORITIES HAVE JURISDICTION

28.

Prohibited activities re watercourses, wetlands, etc.

28.1

Permits

28.2

Period of validity

28.3

Cancellation of permits

28.4

Delegation of power

28.5

Regulations: activities affecting natural resources

29.

Regulations by authority re lands owned by it

30.1

Restriction on entry

PART VII
ENFORCEMENT AND OFFENCES

30.1

Appointment of officers

30.2

Entry without warrant

30.3

Searches

30.4

Stop order

30.5

Offences

30.6

Limitation period

30.7

Rehabilitation orders

PART VIII
MATTERS RELATING TO LAND AND WATER USE

31.

Expropriation

32.

Restrictions on projects

33.

Assessment of lands of authority

34.

Cemetery lands

35.

Right to use water power

PART IX
MISCELLANEOUS

36.

Assent of electors not necessary

37.

Spending by authority

38.

Annual audit

39.

Grants

40.

Regulations

40.

Regulations, Lieutenant Governor in Council

41.

Rolling incorporations

Part I
Purpose and Interpretation

Purpose

0.1 The purpose of this Act is to provide for the organization and delivery of programs and services that further the conservation, restoration, development and management of natural resources in watersheds in Ontario. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 1.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 1 - 12/12/2017

Definitions

1 In this Act,

“administration costs” means salaries and travelling expenses of members and employees of an authority, office rent, maintenance and purchase of office equipment, expenses connected with exhibits, visual equipment and printed matter for educational purposes, and all expenditures necessary for carrying out the objects of an authority other than capital expenses and maintenance costs of projects; (“frais d’administration”)

Note: On a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor, the definition of “administration costs” in section 1 of the Act is repealed. (See: 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 2 (1))

“advisory board” means an advisory board appointed by an authority; (“conseil consultatif”)

“authority” means a conservation authority established by or under this Act or a predecessor of this Act; (“office”)

“executive committee” means the executive committee appointed by an authority; (“comité de direction”)

“land” includes buildings and any estate, term, easement, right or interest in, to, over or affecting land; (“bien-fonds”)

“maintenance costs” means all expenditures required specifically in relation to the operation or maintenance of a project; (“frais d’entretien”)

Note: On a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor, the definition of “maintenance costs” in section 1 of the Act is repealed. (See: 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 2 (1))

“Minister” means the Minister of Natural Resources; (“ministre”)

“municipality” means a local municipality, and includes a band under the Indian Act (Canada) that is permitted to control, manage and expend its revenue money under section 69 of that Act; (“municipalité”)

Note: On a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor, section 1 of the Act is amended by adding the following definition: (See: 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 2 (2))

“operating expenses” include,

(a) salaries, per diems and travel expenses of employees and members of an authority,

(b) rent and other office costs,

(c) program expenses,

(d) costs that are related to the operation or maintenance of a project, but not including the project’s capital costs, and

(e) such other costs as may be prescribed by regulation; (“dépenses d’exploitation”)

“participating municipality” means a municipality that is designated by or under this Act as a participating municipality; (“municipalité participante”)

“project” means a work undertaken by an authority for the furtherance of its objects; (“projet”)

“watershed” means an area drained by a river and its tributaries. (“bassin hydrographique”)  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 1; 1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 40; 1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 1; 2002, c. 17, Sched. F, Table.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 40 (1, 2) - 30/01/1996; 1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 1 - 18/12/1998

2002, c. 17, Sched. F, Table - 01/01/2003

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 2 (1, 2) - not in force

Part II
Establishment of conservation Authorities

Meeting to establish authority for watershed

2 (1) Where the councils of any two or more municipalities situate either wholly or partly within a watershed by resolution request the Minister to call a meeting for the establishment of an authority for the watershed or any defined part thereof, the Minister shall fix a time and place for such a meeting and shall forthwith notify the council of every municipality either wholly or partly within the watershed or part thereof.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 2 (1).

Representatives at meeting

(2) The council of each municipality may appoint representatives to attend the meeting in the following numbers:

1. Where the population is 1,000,000 or more, seven representatives.

1.1 Where the population is 500,000 or more but less than 1,000,000, six representatives.

1.2 Where the population is 250,000 or more but less than 500,000, five representatives.

2. Where the population is 100,000 or more but less than 250,000, four representatives.

3. Where the population is 50,000 or more but less than 100,000, three representatives.

4. Where the population is 10,000 or more but less than 50,000, two representatives.

5. Where the population is less than 10,000, one representative.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 2 (2); 2001, c. 9, Sched. K, s. 1 (1).

Authority of representatives

(3) The representatives so appointed have authority to vote and generally act on behalf of their respective municipalities at the meeting.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 2 (3).

Quorum

(4) At any meeting called under this section, a quorum consists of two-thirds of the representatives that the municipalities notified are entitled to appoint.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 2 (4); 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 4.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2001, c. 9, Sched. K, s. 1 (1) - 29/06/2001

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 4 - 12/12/2017

Establishment, jurisdiction and initial financing

Establishment and jurisdiction of authority

3 (1) Upon receipt by the Minister of a resolution passed at a meeting held under section 2 and at which a quorum was present by not less than two-thirds of the representatives present thereat requesting the establishment of an authority, the Lieutenant Governor in Council may establish a conservation authority and designate the municipalities that are the participating municipalities and the area over which the authority has jurisdiction.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 3 (1); 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 5 (1).

Where only part of municipality in watershed

(2) Where a municipality is only partly within the watershed, the Lieutenant Governor in Council may include the whole or that part of the municipality in the area over which the authority has jurisdiction.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 3 (2).

Name of authority

(3) The name of each authority shall be determined by the Lieutenant Governor in Council and shall conclude with the words “conservation authority” in English and shall include the words “office de protection de la nature” in French.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 3 (3).

Corporate body

(4) Every authority is a body corporate.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 3 (4).

Borrowing power

(5) Every authority may, for its purposes, borrow on the promissory note of the authority such money as may be required until payment to the authority of any grants and of sums to be paid to the authority by the participating municipalities.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 3 (5); 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 5 (2).

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 5 (1, 2) - 12/12/2017

Upper-tier municipalities

Regional municipalities to act in place of local municipalities

4 (1) An upper-tier municipality that was established as a regional municipality before the day subsection 6 (1) of Schedule 4 to the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 comes into force,

(a) shall act in the place of the local municipalities within the regional municipality for the purpose of appointing representatives to attend a meeting for the establishment or enlargement of a conservation authority or the amalgamation of conservation authorities and for the purpose may appoint representatives in the numbers to which the local municipalities would otherwise have been entitled; and

(b) shall be a participating municipality in the place of such of the local municipalities within the regional municipality as are wholly or partly within the area under the jurisdiction of a conservation authority and shall appoint to each such authority the number of members to which the local municipalities would otherwise have been entitled as participating municipalities.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 4 (1); 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 6 (1).

(2) Repealed: 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 6 (2).

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 6 (1, 2) - 12/12/2017

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

5 (1) The Metropolitan Toronto and Region Conservation Authority is continued under the name Toronto and Region Conservation Authority in English and Office de protection de la nature de Toronto et de la région in French, and has jurisdiction in all matters provided for in this Act over the area under its jurisdiction on December 31, 1990, as it may be altered under this Act.  1997, c. 26, Sched.

(2) Repealed:  2001, c. 9, Sched. K, s. 1 (2).

Designation of participating municipalities and area

(3) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may designate,

(a) the municipalities that are the participating municipalities of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority; and

(b) the area over which the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority has jurisdiction.  1997, c. 26, Sched.

Members

(4) Despite subsections 14 (1), (2) and (5) but subject to subsection 14 (2.1), the number of members appointed to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority by the City of Toronto shall, at all times, be equal to the total number of members appointed by the other participating municipalities.  1997, c. 26, Sched.; 2001, c. 9, Sched. K, s. 1 (3).

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1997, c. 26, Sched. - 01/01/1998

2001, c. 9, Sched. K, s. 1 (2, 3) - 29/06/2001

Hamilton Region Conservation Authority

6 (1) The Hamilton Region Conservation Authority is continued under the name Hamilton Region Conservation Authority in English and Office de protection de la nature de la région de Hamilton in French, and has jurisdiction in all matters provided for in this Act over the area under its jurisdiction on the 31st day of December, 1990, as it may be altered under this Act.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 6 (1).

(2) Repealed:  2001, c. 9, Sched. K, s. 1 (4).

Designation of participating municipalities and area

(3) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may designate the municipalities that are the participating municipalities of the Hamilton Region Conservation Authority and the area under its jurisdiction.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 6 (3).

(4) Repealed:  2000, c. 5, s. 8.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2000, c. 5, s. 8 - 01/01/2001

2001, c. 9, Sched. K, s. 1 (4) - 29/06/2001

Grand River Conservation Authority

7 (1) The Grand River Conservation Authority is continued under the name Grand River Conservation Authority in English and Office de protection de la nature de la rivière Grand in French as a conservation authority under this Act.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 7 (1).

Designation of participating municipalities and area

(2) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may designate the municipalities that are the participating municipalities of the Grand River Conservation Authority and the area over which it has jurisdiction.  2001, c. 9, Sched. K, s. 1 (5).

(3) Repealed:  2001, c. 9, Sched. K, s. 1 (5).

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2001, c. 9, Sched. K, s. 1 (5) - 29/06/2001

Grouping of municipalities

8 The participating municipalities may designate any group of municipalities that shall be considered as one municipality for the purpose of appointing a member or members to a conservation authority and provide for the appointment of the member or members to be appointed by a group of municipalities.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 8; 1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 2.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 2 - 18/12/1998

Establishment of authority for two or more watersheds

9 Where the councils of any three municipalities situate either wholly or partly within the area comprising two or more watersheds by resolution request the Minister to call a meeting for the establishment of an authority for such watersheds or any defined parts thereof, the provisions of sections 2 and 3 apply with necessary modifications.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 9.

Part III
Enlarging Areas of Jurisdiction, Amalgamations and Dissolutions

Enlargement of authority’s area

10 (1) If an authority has been established, the council of a municipality that is completely or partly outside the jurisdiction of the authority may call a meeting to consider the enlargement of the area over which the authority has jurisdiction to include an area specified by the municipality.  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 3 (1).

Notice of meeting

(1.1) Notice of the meeting shall be given to each participating municipality of the authority and to any municipality that is completely or partly within the area specified under subsection (1). 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 8.

Representatives

(2) Each municipality that receives notice of the meeting may appoint the number of representatives to attend the meeting that is determined in accordance with subsection 2 (2). 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 8.

Quorum

(3) At any meeting called under this section, a quorum consists of two-thirds of the representatives that the municipalities are entitled to appoint under subsection (2). 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 8.

Resolution

(4) At a meeting held under this section at which a quorum is present, a resolution may be passed to do all of the following:

1. Agree to enlarge the area over which the authority has jurisdiction.

2. Designate participating municipalities for the enlarged area.

3. Designate the enlarged area over which the authority has jurisdiction. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 8.

Two-thirds majority vote

(5) A resolution described in subsection (4) shall be passed by a majority of at least two-thirds of the representatives present at the meeting. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 8.

Resolution in effect

(6) A resolution described in subsection (4) takes effect on such terms as it may specify despite anything to the contrary in the order in council establishing the authority. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 8.

Minister’s copy

(7) The municipality that called a meeting under subsection (1) shall provide the Minister with a copy of any resolution described in subsection (4) passed at the meeting promptly after the resolution is passed. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 8.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 3 (1, 2) - 18/12/1998

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 8 - 12/12/2017

Amalgamation of authorities

11 (1) If two or more authorities have been established for adjoining watersheds or parts thereof, one or more of the authorities or the council of a participating municipality of one of the authorities may call a meeting to consider the establishment of one authority to have jurisdiction over the areas that are under separate jurisdictions.  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 4 (1); 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 9 (1).

Notice of meeting

(1.1) Notice of the meeting shall be given to each participating municipality of the relevant authorities. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 9 (2).

Public notice

(1.2) The body or bodies that call a meeting under subsection (1) shall ensure that, at least 14 days before the meeting, notice of the meeting is,

(a) published in a newspaper having general circulation in each participating municipality, including in the electronic version of the newspaper where available; or

(b) if there is no newspaper of general circulation in a participating municipality, posted on a website maintained by the municipality and in at least one prominent place in the municipality. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 9 (2).

Public representations

(1.3) No vote shall be taken on a resolution requesting amalgamation of the authorities unless members of the public have been given an opportunity at the meeting to make representations on the issue. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 9 (2).

Representatives

(2) Each municipality that receives notice of the meeting may appoint the number of representatives to attend the meeting that is determined in accordance with subsection 2 (2). 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 9 (3).

Quorum

(3) At any meeting called under this section, a quorum consists of two-thirds of the representatives that the municipalities are entitled to appoint under subsection (2). 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 9 (3).

Resolution

(4) At a meeting held under this section at which a quorum is present, a resolution may be passed to do all of the following:

1. Establish a new authority that has jurisdiction over areas that previously were under the separate jurisdiction of the two or more existing authorities of the adjoining watersheds.

2. Dissolve the existing authorities.

3. Designate the participating municipalities for the new authority.

4. Designate the area over which the new authority has jurisdiction. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 9 (4).

Two-thirds majority vote

(4.1) A resolution described in subsection (4) shall be passed by a majority of at least two-thirds of the representatives present at the meeting. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 9 (4).

Approval by Minister

(4.2) The authorities or the municipality who called a meeting under subsection (1) shall submit the resolution passed in accordance with subsection (4.1) to the Minister for approval and the Minister may approve the resolution with such changes and on such terms and conditions as he or she considers appropriate. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 9 (4).

Resolution in effect

(4.3) The resolution takes effect in accordance with the terms of the resolution and the Minister’s approval. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 9 (4).

Assets and liabilities of former authorities

(5) When the establishment of a new authority and the dissolution of the existing authorities take effect under subsection (4.3), all the assets and liabilities of the dissolved authorities vest in and become assets and liabilities of the new authority.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 11 (5); 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 9 (5).

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 4 (1, 2) - 18/12/1998

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 9 (1-5) - 12/12/2017

12 Repealed:  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 5.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 5 - 18/12/1998

Participating municipalities following annexation, etc.

13 Where a new municipality is erected or two or more municipalities are amalgamated or any area is annexed to a municipality and any part of the resulting municipality is within the area over which an authority has jurisdiction, such resulting municipality shall be deemed to have been designated a participating municipality by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 13.

Dissolution of authority

13.1 (1) An authority shall call a meeting of the members of the authority to consider the dissolution of the authority if, by resolution, the councils of two or more participating municipalities request the meeting.  1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 41.

Public notice

(1.1) The authority that calls a meeting under subsection (1) shall ensure that, at least 14 days before the meeting, notice of the meeting is,

(a) published in a newspaper having general circulation in each participating municipality, including in the electronic version of the newspaper where available; or

(b) if there is no newspaper of general circulation in a participating municipality, posted on a website maintained by the municipality and in at least one prominent place in the municipality. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 10 (1).

Quorum

(2) Despite subsection 16 (2), a quorum at a meeting called under this section consists of two-thirds of the members of the authority.  1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 41; 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 10 (2).

(3), (4) Repealed: 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 10 (3).

Public representations

(5) No vote shall be taken on a resolution requesting dissolution of the authority unless members of the public have been given an opportunity at the meeting to make representations on the issue.  1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 41.

Criteria for dissolution

(6) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may dissolve the authority, on such terms and conditions as the Lieutenant Governor in Council considers appropriate, if,

(a) the Minister receives a resolution requesting the dissolution passed by at least two-thirds of the members of the authority present and entitled to vote at a meeting held under this section and at which a quorum was present;

(b) the Minister is satisfied that acceptable provision has been made for future flood control and watershed interests and for the disposition of all assets and liabilities of the authority; and

(c) the Minister of the Environment is satisfied that acceptable provision has been made for future protection of drinking water sources.  1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 41; 2006, c. 22, s. 113 (1).

(7) Repealed: 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 10 (4).

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 41 - 30/01/1996

2006, c. 22, s. 113 (1) - 03/07/2007

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 10 (1-4) - 12/12/2017

Part IV
Membership and Governance

Members of authority

14 (1) Members of an authority shall be appointed by the respective councils of the participating municipalities in the numbers set out in subsection 2 (2) for the appointment of representatives. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 12 (1).

Changes in number of members

(2) The total number of members of the authority and the number of members that each participating municipality may appoint shall be adjusted as required to ensure compliance with subsection (1) if the municipalities that are participating municipalities change or the population of a participating municipality changes.  2001, c. 9, Sched. K, s. 1 (6).

Agreement on number of members

(2.1) Despite subsections (1), (2) and (5), the total number of members of the authority and the number of members that each participating municipality may appoint may be determined by an agreement that is confirmed by resolutions passed by the councils of all of the participating municipalities.  2001, c. 9, Sched. K, s. 1 (6).

Qualification

(3) Every member of an authority shall be resident in a participating municipality in which the authority has jurisdiction.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 14 (3).

Requirements regarding composition of authority

(4) The appointment of members to an authority shall be in accordance with such additional requirements regarding the composition of the authority and the qualification of members as may be prescribed by regulation. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 12 (2).

Term

(4.1) A member shall be appointed for a term of up to four years, as may be determined by the council that appoints the member. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 12 (2).

Same

(4.2) A member’s term begins at the first meeting of the authority after his or her appointment and expires immediately before the first meeting of the authority after the appointment of his or her replacement. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 12 (2).

Replacement of member

(4.3) Despite subsections (4.1) and (4.2), a member may be replaced by the council of the participating municipality that appointed the member. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 12 (2).

Reappointment

(4.4) A member is eligible to be reappointed. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 12 (2).

Where part of municipality in authority’s area

(5) Where part only of a municipality is situated in an area over which an authority has jurisdiction, the number of members appointed for the municipality shall be based on the population of that part only of the municipality, and the population shall be deemed to be the same proportion of the total population of the whole municipality as the area of that part of the municipality is of the total area of the municipality.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 14 (5).

(6) Repealed:  1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 42.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 42 - 30/01/1996; 1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 6 - 18/12/1998

2001, c. 9, Sched. K, s. 1 (6) - 29/06/2001

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 12 (1, 2) - 12/12/2017

Meetings of authority

15 (1) The first meeting of an authority shall be held at such time and place as may be determined by the Minister and, in each year thereafter, the authority shall hold at least one meeting before the 1st day of March and at least one meeting after the 1st day of July and such other meetings as it considers necessary to effectively conduct the affairs of the authority.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 15 (1).

Copies of minutes to members

(2) Within 30 days after any meeting of an authority or of an executive committee, the secretary-treasurer of the authority shall send a copy of the minutes of the meeting to each member of the authority.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 15 (2); 1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 7.

Note: On December 12, 2018, section 15 of the Act is amended by adding the following subsection: (See: 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 13)

Open meetings

(3) Every meeting held by the authority shall be open to the public, subject to such exceptions as may be specified in the by-laws of the authority. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 13.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 7 - 18/12/1998

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 13 - 12/12/2018

Decision-making at meetings

16 (1) Each member of an authority is entitled to one vote.  1998, c. 18, Sched, I, s. 8.

Quorum

(2) At any meeting of an authority, a quorum consists of one-half of the members appointed by the participating municipalities, except where there are fewer than six such members, in which case three such members constitute a quorum.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 16 (2); 2006, c. 22, s. 113 (2).

Majority vote

(3) A majority vote of the members present at any meeting is required upon all matters coming before the meeting.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 16 (3).

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 8 - 18/12/1998

2006, c. 22, s. 113 (2) - 03/07/2007

Chair, vice-chair

17 (1) At the first meeting held in each year or at such other meeting as may be specified by the authority’s by-laws, the authority shall appoint a chair and one or more vice-chairs from among the members of the authority.  1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 43; 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 14.

Vacancy

(2) Subject to subsection (1), upon the death of the chair or a vice-chair, or upon the incapacity of the chair or a vice-chair to act, or upon the chair or a vice-chair ceasing to be a member of the authority, the remaining members may appoint a member to fill such vacancy.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 17 (2).

Absence of chair and vice-chairs

(3) In the event of the absence of the chair and the vice-chairs from any meeting of an authority, the members present shall appoint an acting chair who, for the purposes of such meeting, has all the powers and shall perform all the duties of the chair.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 17 (3).

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 43 - 30/01/1996

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 14 - 12/12/2017

Employees and advisory boards

Employees

18 (1) An authority shall appoint a secretary-treasurer and may appoint such other employees as it considers necessary who shall hold office during the pleasure of the authority and shall receive such salary or other remuneration as the authority determines, payable out of the funds of the authority.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 18 (1).

Advisory boards

(2) An authority shall establish such advisory boards as may be required by regulation and may establish such other advisory boards as it considers appropriate. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 15.

Same

(3) An advisory board shall comply with any requirements that may be prescribed by regulation with respect to its composition, functions, powers, duties, activities and procedures. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 15.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 15 - 12/12/2017

Executive committee

19 (1) The authority may appoint an executive committee from among the members of the authority.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 19 (1).

Chair, vice-chair

(2) The chair and vice-chair of the authority shall be the chair and vice-chair of the executive committee.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 19 (2).

(3) Repealed:  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 9.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 9 - 18/12/1998

By-laws

19.1 (1) An authority may make by-laws,

(a) respecting the meetings to be held by the authority, including providing for the calling of the meetings and the procedures to be followed at meetings, specifying which meetings, if any, may be closed to the public;

(b) prescribing the powers and duties of the secretary-treasurer;

(c) designating and empowering officers to sign contracts, agreements and other documents on behalf of the authority;

(d) delegating all or any of its powers to the executive committee except,

(i) the termination of the services of the secretary-treasurer,

(ii) the power to raise money, and

(iii) the power to enter into contracts or agreements other than those contracts or agreements as are necessarily incidental to the works approved by the authority;

(e) providing for the composition of its executive committee and for the establishment of other committees that it considers advisable and respecting any other matters relating to its governance;

(f) respecting the roles and responsibilities of the members of the authority and of its officers and senior staff;

(g) requiring accountability and transparency in the administration of the authority including,

(i) providing for the retention of records specified in the by-laws and for making the records available to the public,

(ii) establishing a code of conduct for the members of the authority, and

(iii) adopting conflict of interest guidelines for the members of the authority;

(h) respecting the management of the authority’s financial affairs, including auditing and reporting on the authority’s finances;

(i) respecting the by-law review required under subsection (3) and providing for the frequency of the reviews; and

(j) respecting such other matters as may be prescribed by regulation. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 16.

Conflict with other laws

(2) If a by-law made by an authority conflicts with any provision of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act or the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or a provision of a regulation made under one of those Acts, the provision of the Act or regulation prevails. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 16.

Periodic review of by-laws

(3) At such regular intervals as may be determined by by-law, an authority shall undertake a review of all of its by-laws to ensure, amongst other things, that the by-laws are in compliance with any Act referred to in subsection (2) or any other relevant law. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 16.

By-laws available to public

(4) An authority shall make its by-laws available to the public in the manner it considers appropriate. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 16.

Transition

(5) An authority shall make such by-laws under this section as are required for its proper administration,

(a) in the case of an authority that was established on or before the day section 16 of Schedule 4 to the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 comes into force, within one year of that day; and

(b) in the case of an authority that is established after the day section 16 of Schedule 4 to the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 comes into force, within one year of the day the authority is established. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 16.

Same

(6) Despite the repeal of section 30 by section 28 of Schedule 4 to the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017, a regulation that was made by an authority under that section continues in force after the repeal until the earlier of,

(a) the day that is one year after the day section 16 of Schedule 4 to the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 comes into force; and

(b) the day the regulation is revoked by the authority. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 16.

Direction by Minister

(7) The Minister may give an authority a written direction to make or amend a by-law on any matter described in subsection (1), in accordance with the direction, within such period of time as may be specified in the direction. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 16.

Compliance

(8) The authority that receives a direction under subsection (7) shall comply with the direction within the time specified in the direction. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 16.

Regulation where failure to comply

(9) If an authority fails to adopt a by-law in accordance with the direction made under subsection (7), the Minister may make regulations in relation to the matters set out in the direction that are applicable in the area of jurisdiction of the authority. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 16.

Same

(10) Any regulation made by the Minister under subsection (9) prevails over any conflicting by-law that the authority may have adopted. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 16.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 16 - 12/12/2017

Part V
Objects, Powers and Duties

Objects

20 (1) The objects of an authority are to provide, in the area over which it has jurisdiction, programs and services designed to further the conservation, restoration, development and management of natural resources other than gas, oil, coal and minerals.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 20; 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 18.

Same

(2) Despite subsection (1) and subject to any other legislation pertaining to these resources, authorities may enter into agreements to allow exploration, storage and extraction by others in order to share in the revenue from use of gas or oil resources owned by them if,

(a) the use is compatible with the conservation, restoration, development and management of other natural resources; and

(b) extraction occurs on land adjacent to, but not on, conservation authority land.  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 10.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 10 - 18/12/1998

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 18 - 12/12/2017

Powers of authorities

21 (1) For the purposes of accomplishing its objects, an authority has power,

(a) to study and investigate the watershed and to determine programs and services whereby the natural resources of the watershed may be conserved, restored, developed and managed;

(b) for any purpose necessary to any project under consideration or undertaken by the authority, to enter into and upon any land and survey and take levels of it and make such borings or sink such trial pits as the authority considers necessary;

(c) to acquire by purchase, lease or otherwise and to expropriate any land that it may require, and, subject to subsection (2), to sell, lease or otherwise dispose of land so acquired;

(d) despite subsection (2), to lease for a term of five years or less land acquired by the authority;

(e) to purchase or acquire any personal property that it may require and sell or otherwise deal therewith;

(f) to enter into agreements for the purchase of materials, employment of labour and other purposes as may be necessary for the due carrying out of any project or to further the authority’s objects;

(g) to enter into agreements with owners of private lands to facilitate the due carrying out of any project;

(h) to determine the proportion of the total benefit afforded to all the participating municipalities that is afforded to each of them;

(i) to erect works and structures and create reservoirs by the construction of dams or otherwise;

(j) to control the flow of surface waters in order to prevent floods or pollution or to reduce the adverse effects thereof;

(k) to alter the course of any river, canal, brook, stream or watercourse, and divert or alter, as well temporarily as permanently, the course of any river, stream, road, street or way, or raise or sink its level in order to carry it over or under, on the level of or by the side of any work built or to be built by the authority, and to divert or alter the position of any water-pipe, gas-pipe, sewer, drain or any telegraph, telephone or electric wire or pole;

(l) to use lands that are owned or controlled by the authority for purposes, not inconsistent with its objects, as it considers proper;

(m) to use lands owned or controlled by the authority for park or other recreational purposes, and to erect, or permit to be erected, buildings, booths and facilities for such purposes and to make charges for admission thereto and the use thereof;

(m.1)  to charge fees for services approved by the Minister;

Note: On a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor, clause 21 (1) (m.1) of the Act is repealed. (See: 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 19 (3))

(n) to collaborate and enter into agreements with ministries and agencies of government, municipal councils and local boards and other organizations and individuals;

(o) to plant and produce trees on Crown lands with the consent of the Minister, and on other lands with the consent of the owner, for any purpose;

(p) to cause research to be done;

(q) generally to do all such acts as are necessary for the due carrying out of any project or as may be desirable to further the objects of the authority.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 21; 1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 44 (1, 2); 1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 11; 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 19 (1, 2, 4, 5).

Approval of Minister

(2) If the Minister has made a grant to an authority under section 39 in respect of land, the authority shall not sell, lease or otherwise dispose of the land under clause (1) (c) without the approval of the Minister except if,

(a) the disposition is for provincial or municipal infrastructure and utility purposes;

(b) the province, the provincial agency, board or commission affected by the disposition or the municipal government, agency, board or commission affected by the disposition has approved it; and

(c) the authority informs the Minister of the disposition.  2010, c. 16, Sched. 10, s. 1 (1).

Terms and conditions

(3) The Minister may impose terms and conditions on an approval given under subsection (2), including a condition that the authority pay a specified share of the proceeds of the disposition to the Minister.  1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 44 (3).

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 44 (1-3) - 30/01/1996; 1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 11 - 18/12/1998

2010, c. 16, Sched. 10, s. 1 (1) - 25/10/2010

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 19 (1, 2, 4, 5) - 12/12/2017; 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 19 (3) - not in force

Programs and services

21.1 (1) The following are the programs and services that an authority is required or permitted to provide within its area of jurisdiction:

1. Mandatory programs and services that are required by regulation.

2. Municipal programs and services that the authority agrees to provide on behalf of municipalities situated in whole or in part within its area of jurisdiction under a memorandum of understanding referred to in subsection (3).

3. Such other programs and services as the authority may determine are advisable to further its objects. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 20 (1).

Mandatory programs and services

(2) Programs and services referred to in paragraph 1 of subsection (1) shall be provided in accordance with such standards and requirements as may be set out in the regulations. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 20 (1).

Memorandum of understanding with municipalities

(3) An authority may enter into a memorandum of understanding with a municipality situated in whole or in part within its area of jurisdiction in respect of programs and services that the authority will provide on behalf of the municipality. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 20 (1).

Note: On a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor, section 21.1 of the Act is amended by adding the following subsection: (See: 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 20 (2))

Memorandum available to public

(3.1) An authority shall make a memorandum of understanding referred to in subsection (3) available to the public in such manner as may be determined in the memorandum. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 20 (2).

Periodic review of memorandum

(4) An authority and a municipality who have entered into a memorandum of understanding described in subsection (3) shall review the memorandum at such regular intervals as may be determined by the memorandum. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 20 (1).

Municipal programs and services

(5) Programs and services that an authority agrees to provide on behalf of a municipality shall be provided in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the memorandum of understanding or in such other agreement as may be entered into by the authority and the municipality. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 20 (1).

Consultation

(6) An authority shall carry out such consultations with respect to the programs and services it provides as may be required by regulation and shall do so in the manner specified by regulation. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 20 (1).

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 20 (1) - 12/12/2017; 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 20 (2) - not in force

Note: On a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor, the Act is amended by adding the following section: (See: 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 21)

Fees for programs and services

21.2 (1) The Minister may determine classes of programs and services in respect of which an authority may charge a fee. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 21.

Publication of list

(2) The Minister shall publish the list of classes of programs and services in respect of which an authority may charge a fee in a policy document and distribute the document to each authority. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 21.

Updating list

(3) If the Minister makes changes to the list of classes of programs and services in respect of which an authority may charge a fee, the Minister shall promptly update the policy document referred to in subsection (2) and distribute the new document to each authority. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 21.

Where authority may charge fee

(4) An authority may charge a fee for a program or service that it provides only if it is set out on the list of classes of programs and services referred to in subsection (2). 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 21.

Amount of fee

(5) The amount of a fee charged by an authority for a program or service it provides shall be,

(a) the amount prescribed by the regulations; or

(b) if no amount is prescribed, the amount determined by the authority. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 21.

Fee schedule

(6) Every authority shall prepare and maintain a fee schedule that sets out,

(a) the list of programs and services that it provides and in respect of which it charges a fee; and

(b) the amount of the fee charged for each program or service or the manner in which the fee is determined. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 21.

Fee policy

(7) Every authority shall adopt a written policy with respect to the fees that it charges for the programs and services it provides, and the policy shall set out,

(a) the fee schedule described in subsection (6);

(b) the frequency within which the fee policy shall be reviewed by the authority under subsection (9);

(c) the process for carrying out a review of the fee policy, including the rules for giving notice of the review and of any changes resulting from the review; and

(d) the circumstances in which a person may request that the authority reconsider a fee that was charged to the person and the procedures applicable to the reconsideration. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 21.

Fee policy to be made public

(8) Every authority shall make the fee policy available to the public in a manner it considers appropriate. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 21.

Periodic review of fee policy

(9) At such regular intervals as may be determined by an authority, the authority shall undertake a review of its fee policy, including a review of the fees set out in the fee schedule. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 21.

Notice of fee changes

(10) If, after a review of a fee policy or at any other time, an authority wishes to make a change to the list of fees set out in the fee schedule or to the amount of any fee or the manner in which a fee is determined, the authority shall give notice of the proposed change to the public in a manner it considers appropriate. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 21.

Reconsideration of fee charged

(11) Any person who considers that the authority has charged a fee that is contrary to the fees set out in the fee schedule, or that the fee set out in the fee schedule is excessive in relation to the service or program for which it is charged, may apply to the authority in accordance with the procedures set out in the fee policy and request that it reconsider the fee that was charged. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 21.

Powers of authority on reconsideration

(12) Upon reconsideration of a fee that was charged for a program or service provided by an authority, the authority may,

(a) order the person to pay the fee in the amount originally charged;

(b) vary the amount of the fee originally charged, as the authority considers appropriate; or

(c) order that no fee be charged for the program or service. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 21.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 21 - not in force

Agreement re road

22 An authority and any municipality may enter into agreement for the construction or maintenance of a road or the reconstruction or maintenance of an existing road under the jurisdiction of the municipality for the purpose of providing access to lands of the authority used or to be used for park or recreational purposes.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 22.

Minister’s powers

23 (1) Despite any powers conferred on an authority by this Act, the Minister may, when and for such periods as he or she considers necessary in the public interest,

(a) require an authority to carry out flood control operations in a manner specified by the Minister;

(b) require an authority to follow instructions issued by the Minister for the operation of one or more of the authority’s water control structures; or

(c) take over the operation of one or more of an authority’s water control structures and require the authority to reimburse the Minister for any costs incurred by the Minister as a result.  1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 45.

Areas not under jurisdiction of authority

(2) Despite any powers conferred on the council of a municipality under this or any other Act, in an area that is not under the jurisdiction of an authority, the Minister may, when and for such periods as he or she considers necessary in the public interest,

(a) require the council of a municipality to carry out flood control operations in a manner specified by the Minister;

(b) require the council of a municipality to follow instructions issued by the Minister for the operation of one or more of the water control structures operated by the council; or

(c) take over the operation of one or more of the water control structures operated by the council of a municipality and require the council to reimburse the Minister for any costs incurred by the Minister as a result.  1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 45.

Definition

(3) In subsection (2),

“municipality” includes an upper-tier municipality.  2002, c. 17, Sched. F, Table.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 45 - 30/01/1996

2002, c. 17, Sched. F, Table - 01/01/2003

Information required by Minister

23.1 (1) An authority shall provide the Minister with such information as the Minister may require in relation to its operations, including the programs and services it provides. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 22.

Same

(2) The information shall be provided at the time and in the manner as the Minister may specify. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 22.

Publication

(3) If directed by the Minister to do so, an authority shall publish all or such portion of the information provided to the Minister under subsection (1) and shall do so at the time and in the manner specified by the Minister. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 22.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 22 - 12/12/2017

Projects of authority

24 (1) Before proceeding with a project, the authority shall file plans and a description with the Minister and obtain his or her approval in writing.  1996, c. 32, s. 66 (1).

(2) Repealed:  1996, c. 32, s. 66 (1).

Notice re raising of portion of cost

(3) When the statement of apportionment of the cost of any project requires a municipality to raise any portion of the cost in a subsequent year or years, the council shall, within thirty days after it receives the notice of apportionment, notify the authority in writing whether the portion of the cost will be provided by the issue of debentures or raised by taxation in the subsequent year or years.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 24 (3).

Time for notice where apportionment under review

(4) When a municipal council has, in accordance with subsection 25 (2), notified the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal that it is dissatisfied with any apportionment, the time allowed for notifying the authority under subsection (3) shall be reckoned from the date of the order confirming or varying the apportionment.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 24 (4); 2017, c. 23, Sched. 5, s. 20.

(5) Repealed:  1996, c. 32, s. 66 (2).

Approval of works on lakes or rivers

(6) Despite the Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act, a project for the construction of dams or other works on a lake or river that has been approved under this section does not require approval under that Act.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 24 (6).

Application

(7) This section does not apply to a project unless the project involves money granted by the Minister under section 39.  1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 46.

Note: On a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor, section 24 of the Act is repealed and the following substituted: (See: 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 23)

Projects requiring approval

24 Before proceeding with a project that involves money granted by the Minister under section 39, the authority shall file plans and a description with the Minister and obtain his or her approval in writing. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 23.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 46 - 30/01/1996; 1996, c. 32, s. 66 (1, 2) - 01/01/1993

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 23 - not in force; 2017, c. 23, Sched. 5, s. 20 - 03/04/2018

Apportionment of benefit

25 (1) When an authority has determined the proportion of the total benefit of any project afforded to all the participating municipalities that is afforded to each of them, it shall cause a notice containing a statement of the apportionment to be sent to the council of each participating municipality by registered mail.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 25 (1).

Review of apportionment by L.P.A.T.

(2) Any municipal council that is dissatisfied with any apportionment may, within thirty days after it receives notice of the apportionment, notify the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal and the authority in writing by registered mail that it applies for a review of the apportionment by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 25 (2); 2017, c. 23, Sched. 5, s. 21 (1).

Hearing

(3) Upon application, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal shall fix a date for the hearing of all interested parties and shall give all necessary directions for the hearing.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 25 (3); 2017, c. 23, Sched. 5, s. 21 (2).

Powers of L.P.A.T. on hearing

(4) The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal has authority to take evidence, to confirm or vary the apportionment of the authority and to fix and award costs, and its decision is final and conclusive and is not open to appeal.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 25 (4); 2017, c. 23, Sched. 5, s. 21 (2).

Variation of apportionment

(5) In the event of the authority varying any apportionment made by it, this section applies with necessary modifications.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 25 (5).

Note: On a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor, section 25 of the Act is repealed and the following substituted: (See: 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 23)

Recovery of project capital costs

25 (1) An authority may, from time to time, determine the amount of capital costs to be incurred in connection with a project and apportion the capital costs to the participating municipalities in accordance with the regulations. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 23.

Notice of apportionment

(2) An authority shall send a notice of apportionment in writing to each participating municipality setting out the amount of the capital costs for a project that has been apportioned to the participating municipality. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 23.

Payment of apportioned amount

(3) Each participating municipality shall pay to the authority the portion of the capital costs for a project that is specified in the notice of apportionment in accordance with the requirements set out in the notice and with this section. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 23.

How money to be raised

(4) Each participating municipality may issue debentures to provide financing for the capital costs for a project of an authority. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 23.

Where money raised over several years

(5) If the notice of apportionment requires a municipality to raise its portion of the capital costs for a project over a period of two or more years, the municipality shall, within 30 days of receiving the notice of apportionment, give the authority written notice of how it will pay its portion of the capital costs. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 23.

Debt due

(6) The amount of the portion of the capital costs for a project that is specified in a notice of apportionment sent to a participating municipality is a debt due by the participating municipality to the authority and may be enforced by the authority as such. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 23.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 23 - not in force; 2017, c. 23, Sched. 5, s. 21 (1, 2) - 03/04/2018

Determination of capital expenditure

26 (1) An authority may, from time to time, determine what money will be required for capital expenditure in connection with any project.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 26 (1).

Portion to be raised by participating municipalities

(2) The portion of the money so required that each participating municipality shall raise shall be in the same proportion as the benefit derived by each such municipality bears to the total benefit derived by all participating municipalities.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 26 (2).

How money to be raised

(3) Upon notice in writing of the amount required to be raised, signed by the secretary-treasurer of the authority, each participating municipality shall raise by the issue of debentures or otherwise such money as may be required by the authority for capital expenditure.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 26 (3); 1996, c. 32, s. 66 (3).

Enforcement of payment

(4) Subject to subsection (3), an authority may enforce payment against any participating municipality of the portion of the capital cost required to be raised by the municipality as a debt due by the municipality to the authority.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 26 (4).

Where only part of municipality in area

(5) Where only a part of a participating municipality is situated in the area over which the authority has jurisdiction, the portion of the money required to be raised by that municipality for capital expenditure may be charged only against the rateable property in that part of the municipality.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 26 (5).

(6) Repealed:  1994, c. 27, s. 127.

Note: On a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor, section 26 of the Act is repealed and the following substituted: (See: 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 23)

Review of apportionment of capital costs

26 (1) Any participating municipality that receives a notice of apportionment under section 25 may, within 30 days after receiving the notice of apportionment, apply to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, or to such other body as may be prescribed by regulation, for a review of the apportionment among the participating municipalities of the capital costs for the relevant project. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 23; 2017, c. 23, Sched. 5, s. 22.

Same

(2) The participating municipality that makes an application under subsection (1) shall send a copy of the notice of application to the authority and to every other participating municipality of the authority. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 23.

Hearing

(3) The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, or such other body as may be prescribed by regulation, shall hold a hearing to reconsider the apportionment of capital costs among the participating municipalities, including considering whether the apportionment complies with section 25 and the regulations and whether the portion apportioned to the municipality is otherwise appropriate. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 23; 2017, c. 23, Sched. 5, s. 22.

Parties

(4) The parties to the hearing are the applicant municipality, the authority, any other participating municipality of the authority that requests to be a party, and such other persons as the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, or such other body as may be prescribed by regulation, may determine. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 23; 2017, c. 23, Sched. 5, s. 22.

Requirement to pay costs stayed

(5) A participating municipality that makes an application under this section is not required to pay the portion of the capital costs that was apportioned to the municipality under the notice of apportionment until the determination of the application. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 23.

Delay of notice

(6) A participating municipality that makes an application under this section is not required to give notice under subsection 25 (5) until 30 days after the final determination of the application. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 23.

Powers on hearing

(7) Upon hearing an application under this section, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, or such other body as may be prescribed by regulation, may confirm or vary the apportionment of the capital costs by the authority among the participating municipalities. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 23; 2017, c. 23, Sched. 5, s. 22.

Decision final

(8) A decision under subsection (7) is final. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 23.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1994, c. 27, s. 127 - 09/12/1994; 1996, c. 32, s. 66 (3) - 01/01/1993

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 23 - not in force; 2017, c. 23, Sched. 5, s. 22 - 03/04/2018

Maintenance and administration costs

27 (1) Repealed:  1997, c. 29, s. 54 (1).

Apportionment of maintenance costs

(2) Subject to the regulations made under subsection (16), after determining the approximate maintenance costs for the succeeding year, the authority shall apportion the costs to the participating municipalities according to the benefit derived or to be derived by each municipality, and the amount apportioned to each such municipality shall be levied against the municipality.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 27 (2); 1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 47 (1).

Apportionment of administration costs

(3) Subject to the regulations made under subsection (16), after determining the approximate administration costs for the succeeding year, the authority shall apportion the costs to the participating municipalities and the amount apportioned to each such municipality shall be levied against the municipality.  1997, c. 29, s. 54 (2).

Minimum levy for administration costs

(4) Subject to the regulations made under subsection (16), an authority may establish a minimum sum that may be levied for administration costs by the authority against a participating municipality, and, where the amount apportioned to any municipality under subsection (3) is less than the minimum sum, the authority may levy the minimum sum against the municipality.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 27 (4); 1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 47 (3).

Notice of apportionment

(5) The secretary-treasurer of the authority, forthwith after the amounts have been apportioned under subsections (2), (3) and (4), shall certify to the clerk of each participating municipality the total amount that has been levied under those subsections, and the amount shall be collected by the municipality in the same manner as municipal taxes for general purposes.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 27 (5).

Levy where only part of municipality in area

(6) Where only a part of a participating municipality is situated in the area over which the authority has jurisdiction, the amount apportioned to that municipality may be charged only against the rateable property in that part of the municipality and shall be collected in the same manner as municipal taxes for general purposes.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 27 (6).

Enforcement of payment

(7) An authority may enforce payment against any participating municipality of any portion of the maintenance costs or administration costs levied against the municipality as a debt due by the municipality to the authority.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 27 (7).

Appeal

(8) A municipality against which a levy is made under this section may appeal the levy to the Mining and Lands Tribunal continued under the Ministry of Natural Resources Act.  1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 47 (4); 2017, c. 8, Sched. 17, s. 5 (1).

Time for appeal

(9) The appeal must be commenced within 30 days after the municipality receives notice of the levy from the authority.  1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 47 (4).

Parties

(10) The parties to the appeal are the municipality, the authority and any other person added as a party by the Tribunal.  1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 47 (4); 2017, c. 8, Sched. 17, s. 5 (2).

Compliance pending determination

(11) The municipality shall comply with the levy pending the determination of the appeal.  1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 47 (4).

Matters to be considered at hearing

(12) The Tribunal shall hold a hearing on the appeal and shall consider,

(a) whether the levy complies with this section and the regulations made under subsection (16); and

(b) whether the levy is otherwise appropriate.  1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 47 (4); 2017, c. 8, Sched. 17, s. 5 (2).

Powers of Tribunal

(13) The Tribunal may, by order, confirm, rescind or vary the amount of the levy and may order the authority or the municipality to pay any amount owing as a result.  1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 47 (4); 2017, c. 8, Sched. 17, s. 5 (2).

No appeal

(14) No appeal lies from the decision of the Tribunal.  1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 47 (4); 2017, c. 8, Sched. 17, s. 5 (2).

When subss. (8-14) begin to apply

(15) Subsections (8) to (14) do not apply until the first regulation made under subsection (16) comes into force.  1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 47 (4).

Regulations re levies

(16) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations governing the nature and amount of the levies made by authorities under this section, including regulations that restrict or prohibit the making of levies described in the regulations.  1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 47 (4).

Note: On a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor, section 27 of the Act is repealed and the following substituted: (See: 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 24 (1))

Recovery of operating expenses

27 (1) Every year an authority shall determine its operating expenses for the subsequent year and apportion those expenses to the participating municipalities in accordance with the regulations. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 24 (1).

Fixed portion for some municipalities

(2) Despite subsection (1) and subject to the regulations, an authority may establish a fixed minimal amount as the portion of the authority’s operating expenses that a participating municipality is required to pay each year, and may apportion that amount to the municipality instead of the portion determined under subsection (1) in any year in which the fixed minimal amount exceeds the portion determined under subsection (1). 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 24 (1).

Notice of apportionment

(3) An authority shall send a notice of apportionment in writing to each participating municipality setting out the amount of the operating expenses that has been apportioned to the participating municipality. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 24 (1).

Payment of apportioned amount

(4) Each participating municipality shall pay to the authority the portion of the operating expenses that is specified in the notice of apportionment in accordance with the requirements set out in the notice and with this section. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 24 (1).

Debt due

(5) The amount of the portion of the operating expenses specified in a notice of apportionment sent to a participating municipality is a debt due by the participating municipality to the authority and may be enforced by the authority as such. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 24 (1).

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1993, c. 27, Sched. - 31/12/1991; 1996, c. 1, Sched. M, s. 47 (1-4) - 30/01/1996; 1997, c. 29, s. 54 (1, 2) - 01/01/1998

2017, c. 8, Sched. 17, s. 5 (1, 2) - 01/04/2018; 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 24 (1) - not in force

Review of apportionment of operating expenses

27.1 (1) Any participating municipality that receives a notice of apportionment under section 27 may, within 30 days of receiving the notice, apply to the Mining and Lands Commissioner, or to such other body as may be prescribed by regulation, for a review of the apportionment of the operating expenses. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 24 (1).

Same

(2) The participating municipality that makes an application under subsection (1) shall send a copy of the notice of application to the authority and to every other participating municipality of the authority. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 24 (1).

Hearing

(3) The Mining and Lands Commissioner, or such other body as may be prescribed by regulation, shall hold a hearing to reconsider the apportionment of the operating expenses, including considering whether the apportionment complies with section 27 and the regulations and whether the portion apportioned to the municipality is otherwise appropriate. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 24 (1).

Parties

(4) The parties to the hearing are the applicant municipality, the authority, any other participating municipality of the authority that requests to be a party and such other persons as the Mining and Lands Commissioner, or such other body as may be prescribed by regulation, may determine. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 24 (1).

No stay

(5) The appellant municipality shall comply with the notice of apportionment pending the determination of the application. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 24 (1).

Powers on hearing

(6) Upon hearing an application under this section, the Mining and Lands Commissioner, or such other body as may be prescribed by regulation, may confirm or vary the apportionment of the operating expenses by the authority among the participating municipalities and may order participating municipalities to pay such portion of the operating expenses as it determines. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 24 (1).

Decision final

(7) A decision under subsection (6) is final. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 24 (1).

Note: On a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor, section 27.1 of the Act is amended by striking out “Mining and Lands Commissioner” wherever it appears and substituting in each case “Mining and Lands Tribunal”. (See: 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 24 (2))

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 24 (1, 2) - not in force

Regulations by authority re area under its jurisdiction

28 (1) Subject to the approval of the Minister, an authority may make regulations applicable in the area under its jurisdiction,

(a) restricting and regulating the use of water in or from rivers, streams, inland lakes, ponds, wetlands and natural or artificially constructed depressions in rivers or streams;

(b) prohibiting, regulating or requiring the permission of the authority for straightening, changing, diverting or interfering in any way with the existing channel of a river, creek, stream or watercourse, or for changing or interfering in any way with a wetland;

(c) prohibiting, regulating or requiring the permission of the authority for development if, in the opinion of the authority, the control of flooding, erosion, dynamic beaches or pollution or the conservation of land may be affected by the development;

(d) providing for the appointment of officers to enforce any regulation made under this section or section 29;

(e) providing for the appointment of persons to act as officers with all of the powers and duties of officers to enforce any regulation made under this section.  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12.

Delegation of powers

(2) A regulation made under subsection (1) may delegate any of the authority’s powers or duties under the regulation to the authority’s executive committee or to any other person or body, subject to any limitations and requirements that may be set out in the regulation.  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12.

Conditional permission

(3) A regulation made under clause (1) (b) or (c) may provide for permission to be granted subject to conditions and for the cancellation of the permission if conditions are not met.  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12.

References to maps

(4) A regulation made under subsection (1) may refer to any area affected by the regulation by reference to one or more maps that are filed at the head office of the authority and are available for public review during normal office business hours.  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12.

Minister’s approval of development regulations

(5) The Minister shall not approve a regulation made under clause (1) (c) unless the regulation applies only to areas that are,

(a) adjacent or close to the shoreline of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River System or to inland lakes that may be affected by flooding, erosion or dynamic beach hazards;

(b) river or stream valleys;

(c) hazardous lands;

(d) wetlands; or

(e) other areas where, in the opinion of the Minister, development should be prohibited or regulated or should require the permission of the authority.  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12.

Regulations by L.G. in C. governing content of authority’s regulations

(6) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations governing the content of regulations made by authorities under subsection (1), including flood event standards and other standards that may be used, and setting out what must be included or excluded from regulations made by authorities under subsection (1).  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12.

Invalid regulation

(7) A regulation made by an authority under subsection (1) that does not conform with the requirements of a regulation made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council under subsection (6) is not valid.  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12.

Transition

(8) Subject to subsection (9), if a regulation is made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council under subsection (6), subsection (7) does not apply to a regulation that was previously made by an authority under subsection (1) until two years after the regulation made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council comes into force.  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12.

Same

(9) If a regulation made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council under subsection (6) is amended by an amending regulation, subsection (7) does not apply, in respect of the amendment, to a regulation that was made by an authority under subsection (1) before the amending regulation, until such time as may be specified in the amending regulation.  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12.

Exceptions

(10) No regulation made under subsection (1),

(a) shall limit the use of water for domestic or livestock purposes;

(b) shall interfere with any rights or powers conferred upon a municipality in respect of the use of water for municipal purposes;

(c) shall interfere with any rights or powers of any board or commission that is performing its functions for or on behalf of the Government of Ontario; or

(d) shall interfere with any rights or powers under the Electricity Act, 1998 or the Public Utilities Act.  1998, c. 15, Sched. E, s. 3 (8); 1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12.

Activities under the Aggregate Resources Act

(11) A requirement for permission of an authority in a regulation made under clause (1) (b) or (c) does not apply to an activity approved under the Aggregate Resources Act after the Red Tape Reduction Act, 1998 received Royal Assent.  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12.

Right to hearing

(12) Permission required under a regulation made under clause (1) (b) or (c) shall not be refused or granted subject to conditions unless the person requesting the permission has been given the opportunity to require a hearing before the authority or, if the authority so directs, before the authority’s executive committee.  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12.

Powers of authority

(13) After holding a hearing under subsection (12), the authority or executive committee, as the case may be, shall,

(a) refuse the permission; or

(b) grant the permission, with or without conditions.  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12.

Grounds for refusing permission

(13.1) If the permission that the person requests is for development related to a renewable energy project, as defined in section 1 of the Green Energy Act, 2009, the authority or executive committee, as the case may be,

(a) shall not refuse the permission unless it is necessary to do so to control pollution, flooding, erosion or dynamic beaches; and

(b) shall not impose conditions unless they relate to controlling pollution, flooding, erosion or dynamic beaches.  2009, c. 12, Sched. L, s. 2.

Reasons for decision

(14) If the authority or its executive committee, after holding a hearing, refuses permission or grants permission subject to conditions, the authority or executive committee, as the case may be, shall give the person who requested permission written reasons for the decision.  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12.

Appeal

(15) A person who has been refused permission or who objects to conditions imposed on a permission may, within 30 days of receiving the reasons under subsection (14), appeal to the Minister who may,

(a) refuse the permission; or

(b) grant the permission, with or without conditions.  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12.

Offence: contravening regulation

(16) Every person who contravenes a regulation made under subsection (1) or the terms and conditions of a permission of an authority in a regulation made under clause (1) (b) or (c) is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine of not more than $10,000 or to a term of imprisonment of not more than three months.  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12; 2010, c. 16, Sched. 10, s. 1 (2).

Limitation for proceeding

(16.1) A proceeding with respect to an offence under subsection (16) shall not be commenced more than two years from the earliest of the day on which evidence of the offence is discovered or first comes to the attention of officers appointed under clause (1) (d) or persons appointed under clause (1) (e).  2010, c. 16, Sched. 10, s. 1 (3).

Orders

(17) In addition to any other remedy or penalty provided by law, the court, upon making a conviction under subsection (16), may order the person convicted to,

(a) remove, at that person’s expense, any development within such reasonable time as the court orders; and

(b) rehabilitate any watercourse or wetland in the manner and within the time the court orders.  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12.

Non-compliance with order

(18) If a person does not comply with an order made under subsection (17), the authority having jurisdiction may, in the case of a development, have it removed and, in the case of a watercourse or wetland, have it rehabilitated.  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12.

Liability for certain costs

(19) The person convicted is liable for the cost of a removal or rehabilitation under subsection (18) and the amount is recoverable by the authority by action in a court of competent jurisdiction.  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12.

Powers of entry

(20) An authority or an officer appointed under a regulation made under clause (1) (d) or (e) may enter private property, other than a dwelling or building, without the consent of the owner or occupier and without a warrant, if,

(a) the entry is for the purpose of considering a request related to the property for permission that is required by a regulation made under clause (1) (b) or (c); or

(b) the entry is for the purpose of enforcing a regulation made under clause (1) (a), (b) or (c) and the authority or officer has reasonable grounds to believe that a contravention of the regulation is causing or is likely to cause significant environmental damage and that the entry is required to prevent or reduce the damage.  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12.

Time of entry

(21) Subject to subsection (22), the power to enter property under subsection (20) may be exercised at any reasonable time.  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12.

Notice of entry

(22) The power to enter property under subsection (20) shall not be exercised unless,

(a) the authority or officer has given reasonable notice of the entry to the owner of the property and, if the occupier of the property is not the owner, to the occupier of the property; or

(b) the authority or officer has reasonable grounds to believe that significant environmental damage is likely to be caused during the time that would be required to give notice under clause (a).  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12.

No use of force

(23) Subsection (20) does not authorize the use of force.  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12.

Offence: obstruction

(24) Any person who prevents or obstructs an authority or officer from entering property under subsection (20) is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine of not more than $10,000.  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12.

Definitions

(25) In this section,

“development” means,

(a) the construction, reconstruction, erection or placing of a building or structure of any kind,

(b) any change to a building or structure that would have the effect of altering the use or potential use of the building or structure, increasing the size of the building or structure or increasing the number of dwelling units in the building or structure,

(c) site grading, or

(d) the temporary or permanent placing, dumping or removal of any material, originating on the site or elsewhere; (“aménagement”)

“hazardous land” means land that could be unsafe for development because of naturally occurring processes associated with flooding, erosion, dynamic beaches or unstable soil or bedrock; (“terrain dangereux”)

“pollution” means any deleterious physical substance or other contaminant that has the potential to be generated by development in an area to which a regulation made under clause (1) (c) applies; (“pollution”)

“watercourse” means an identifiable depression in the ground in which a flow of water regularly or continuously occurs; (“cours d’eau”)

“wetland” means land that,

(a) is seasonally or permanently covered by shallow water or has a water table close to or at its surface,

(b) directly contributes to the hydrological function of a watershed through connection with a surface watercourse,

(c) has hydric soils, the formation of which has been caused by the presence of abundant water, and

(d) has vegetation dominated by hydrophytic plants or water tolerant plants, the dominance of which has been favoured by the presence of abundant water,

but does not include periodically soaked or wet land that is used for agricultural purposes and no longer exhibits a wetland characteristic referred to in clause (c) or (d). (“terre marécageuse”)  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12.

Transition

(26) A regulation that was in force immediately before the day the Red Tape Reduction Act, 1998 received Royal Assent and that was lawfully made under clause (1) (e) or (f) of this section as it read immediately before that day shall be deemed to have been lawfully made under clause (1) (c).  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12.

Note: On a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor, section 28 of the Act is repealed and the following substituted: (See: 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25)

Part VI
regulation of Areas over which Authorities have Jurisdiction

Prohibited activities re watercourses, wetlands, etc.

28 (1) Subject to subsections (2), (3) and (4) and section 28.1, no person shall carry on the following activities, or permit another person to carry on the following activities, in the area of jurisdiction of an authority:

1. Activities to straighten, change, divert or interfere in any way with the existing channel of a river, creek, stream or watercourse or to change or interfere in any way with a wetland.

2. Development activities in areas that are within the authority’s area of jurisdiction and are,

i. hazardous lands,

ii. wetlands,

iii. river or stream valleys the limits of which shall be determined in accordance with the regulations,

iv. areas that are adjacent or close to the shoreline of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River System or to an inland lake and that may be affected by flooding, erosion or dynamic beach hazards, such areas to be further determined or specified in accordance with the regulations, or

v. other areas in which development should be prohibited or regulated, as may be determined by the regulations. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25.

Exception, aggregates

(2) The prohibitions in subsection (1) do not apply to an activity approved under the Aggregate Resources Act after December 18, 1998, the date the Red Tape Reduction Act, 1998 received Royal Assent. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25.

Same, prescribed activities

(3) The prohibitions in subsection (1) do not apply to an activity or a type of activity that is prescribed by regulation and is carried out in accordance with the regulations. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25.

Same, prescribed areas

(4) The prohibitions in subsection (1) do not apply to any activity described in that subsection if it is carried out,

(a) in an area that is within an authority’s area of jurisdiction and specified in the regulations; and

(b) in accordance with any conditions specified in the regulations. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25.

Definitions

(5) In this section,

“development activity” means a development activity as defined by regulation; (“activité d’aménagement”)

“hazardous land” means hazardous land as defined by regulation; (“terrain dangereux”)

“watercourse” means a watercourse as defined by regulation; (“cours d’eau”)

“wetland” means a wetland as defined by regulation. (“terre marécageuse”) 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1998, c. 15, Sched. E, s. 3 (1, 2, 7, 8) - 01/04/1999; 1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 12 - 18/12/1998

2009, c. 12, Sched. L, s. 2 - 14/05/2009

2010, c. 16, Sched. 10, s. 1 (2, 3) - 25/10/2010

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25 - not in force

Permits

28.1 (1) An authority may issue a permit to a person to engage in an activity specified in the permit that would otherwise be prohibited by section 28, if, in the opinion of the authority,

(a) the activity is not likely to affect the control of flooding, erosion, dynamic beaches or pollution or the conservation of land;

(b) the activity is not likely to create conditions or circumstances that, in the event of a natural hazard, might jeopardize the health or safety of persons or result in the damage or destruction of property; and

(c) any other requirements that may be prescribed by the regulations are met. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25.

Application for permit

(2) A person who wishes to engage in an activity that is prohibited under section 28 in an area situated in the jurisdiction of an authority may apply to the authority for a permit under this section. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25.

Same

(3) An application for a permit shall be made in accordance with the regulations and include such information as is required by regulation. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25.

Conditions

(4) Subject to subsection (5), an authority may issue a permit with or without conditions. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25.

Hearing

(5) An authority shall not refuse an application for a permit or attach conditions to a permit unless the applicant for the permit has been given an opportunity to be heard by the authority. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25.

Renewable energy projects

(6) In the case of an application for a permit to engage in development related to a renewable energy project as defined in subsection 1 (1) of the Green Energy Act, 2009,

(a) the authority shall not refuse the permit unless it is of the opinion that it is necessary to do so to control pollution, flooding, erosion or dynamic beaches; and

(b) despite subsection (4), the authority shall not impose conditions on the permit unless the conditions relate to controlling pollution, flooding, erosion or dynamic beaches. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25.

Reasons for decision

(7) If the authority, after holding a hearing, refuses a permit or issues the permit subject to conditions, the authority shall give the applicant written reasons for the decision. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25.

Appeal

(8) An applicant who has been refused a permit or who objects to conditions imposed on a permit may, within 30 days of receiving the reasons under subsection (7), appeal to the Minister who may,

(a) refuse the permit; or

(b) order the authority to issue the permit, with or without conditions. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25.

Definition

(9) In this section,

“pollution” means pollution as defined by regulation. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25 - not in force

Period of validity

28.2 A permit shall be valid for a period to be determined in accordance with the regulations. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25 - not in force

Cancellation of permits

28.3 (1) An authority may cancel a permit issued under section 28.1 if it is of the opinion that the conditions of the permit have not been met or that the circumstances that are prescribed by regulation exist. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25.

Notice

(2) Before cancelling a permit, an authority shall give a notice of intent to cancel to the permit holder indicating that the permit will be cancelled on a date specified in the notice unless the holder requests a hearing under subsection (3). 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25.

Request for hearing

(3) Within 15 days of receiving a notice of intent to cancel a permit from the authority, the permit holder may submit a written request for a hearing to the authority. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25.

Hearing

(4) The authority shall set a date for the hearing and hold the hearing within a reasonable time after receiving a request for a hearing. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25.

Power

(5) After a hearing, the authority may confirm, rescind or vary the decision to cancel a permit. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25 - not in force

Delegation of power

28.4 An authority may delegate any of its powers relating to the issuance or cancellation of permits under this Act or the regulations, or to the holding of hearings in relation to the permits, to the authority’s executive committee or to any other person or body, subject to any limitations or requirements that may be prescribed by regulation. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 25 - not in force

Note: On a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor, the Act is amended by adding the following section: (See: 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 26)

Regulations: activities affecting natural resources

28.5 (1) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations with respect to activities that may impact the conservation, restoration, development or management of natural resources and that may be carried out in the areas of jurisdiction of authorities, including regulations,

(a) identifying activities that have or may have an impact on the conservation, restoration, development or management of natural resources for the purposes of the regulation;

(b) regulating those activities;

(c) prohibiting those activities or requiring that a person obtain a permit from the relevant authority to engage in the activities in the authority’s area of jurisdiction. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 26.

Same

(2) A regulation under clause (1) (c) that requires that a person obtain a permit from the relevant authority to engage in an activity described in subsection (1) may,

(a) provide for applications to be made to an authority for the permit and specify the manner, content and form of the application;

(b) provide for the issuance, expiration, renewal and cancellation of a permit;

(c) require hearings in relation to any matter referred to in clauses (a) and (b) and specify the person before whom, or the body before which, the matter shall be heard, provide for notices and other procedural matters relating to the hearing and provide for an appeal from any decision. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 26.

Same

(3) A regulation made under this section may be limited in its application to one or more authorities or activities. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 26.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 26 - not in force

Regulations by authority re lands owned by it

29 (1) An authority may make regulations applicable to lands owned by the authority,

Note: On a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor, subsection 29 (1) of the Act is amended by striking out the portion before clause (a) and substituting the following: (See: 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 27 (1))

Regulations: public use of authority’s property

(1) The Minister may make regulations with respect to land and other property owned by authorities including regulations,

(a) regulating and governing the use by the public of the lands and the works, vehicles, boats, services and things of the authority;

(b) providing for the protection and preservation from damage of the property of the authority;

(c) prescribing fees for the occupation and use of lands and works, vehicles, boats, recreational facilities and services;

(d) prescribing permits designating privileges in connection with use of the lands or any part thereof and prescribing fees for permits;

(e) regulating and governing vehicular and pedestrian traffic and prohibiting the use of any class of vehicle or classes of vehicles;

(f) prohibiting or regulating and governing the erection, posting up or other display of notices, signs, sign boards and other advertising devices;

(g) prescribing terms and conditions under which horses, dogs and other animals may be allowed on the lands or any part thereof;

(h) subject to the Forest Fires Prevention Act and the regulations made thereunder, prohibiting or regulating and governing the use, setting and extinguishment of fires.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 29 (1); 1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 13 (1).

Regulations by L.G. in C. governing content of authority’s regulations

(1.1) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations governing the content of regulations made under subsection (1), including the standards that may be used, and setting out what must be included or excluded from regulations made under subsection (1).  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 13 (2).

Note: On a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor, subsection 29 (1.1) of the Act is repealed. (See: 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 27 (2))

Invalid regulation

(1.2) A regulation made under subsection (1) that does not conform with the requirements of a regulation made under subsection (1.1) is not valid unless it has been approved by the Minister.  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 13 (2).

Note: On a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor, subsection 29 (1.2) of the Act is repealed. (See: 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 27 (2))

Offence: contravening regulation

(2) Every person who contravenes any regulation made under this section is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine of not more than $1,000.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 29 (2); 1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 13 (3).

Note: On a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor, subsection 29 (2) of the Act is repealed and the following substituted: (See: 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 27 (2))

Same

(2) A regulation made under this section may be limited in its application to one or more authorities. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 27 (2).

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 13 (1-3) - 18/12/1998

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 27 (1, 2) - not in force

30 Repealed: 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 28.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2006, c. 21, Sched. F, s. 105 - 25/07/2007

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 28 - 12/12/2017

Restriction on entry

30.1 (1) An authority or an officer appointed under a regulation made under clause 28 (1) (d) or (e) shall not enter land without,

(a) the consent of the owner of the land and, if the occupier of the land is not the owner, the consent of the occupier of the land; or

(b) the authority of a warrant under the Provincial Offences Act.  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 14.

Exceptions

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to entry under clause 21 (1) (b) or subsection 28 (20).  1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 14.

Note: On a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor, section 30.1 of the Act is repealed and the following substituted: (See: 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29)

Part VII
Enforcement and Offences

Appointment of officers

30.1 An authority may appoint officers for the purposes of ensuring compliance with this Act and the regulations. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1998, c. 18, Sched. I, s. 14 - 18/12/1998

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29 - not in force

Entry without warrant

30.2 (1) An officer appointed by an authority under section 30.1 may, subject to subsections (2) and (3), enter any land situated in the authority’s area of jurisdiction for the purposes of determining compliance with subsection 28 (1), a regulation made under subsection 28 (3) or section 28.5 or with the conditions of a permit issued under section 28.1 or under a regulation made under clause 28.5 (1) (c). 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

No entry to buildings

(2) The power to enter land under subsection (1) does not authorize the entry into a dwelling or other building situated on the land. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

Time of entry

(3) The power to enter land under subsection (1) may be exercised at any reasonable time. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

Power upon entry

(4) An officer who enters land under subsection (1) may do any of the following things:

1. Inspect any thing that is relevant to the inspection.

2. Conduct any tests, take any measurements, take any specimens or samples, set up any equipment and make any photographic or other records that may be relevant to the inspection.

3. Ask any questions that are relevant to the inspection to the occupant of the land. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

No use of force

(5) Subsection (1) does not authorize the use of force. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

Experts, etc.

(6) An officer who enters land under this section may be accompanied and assisted by any person with such knowledge, skills or expertise as may be required for the purposes of the inspection. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29 - not in force

Searches

Search with warrant

30.3 (1) An officer may obtain a search warrant under Part VIII of the Provincial Offences Act in respect of an offence under this Act. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

Assistance

(2) The search warrant may authorize any person specified in the warrant to accompany and assist the officer in the execution of the warrant. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

Search without warrant

(3) If an officer has reasonable grounds to believe that there is something on land that will afford evidence of an offence under this Act but that the time required to obtain a warrant would lead to the loss, removal or destruction of the evidence, the officer may, without warrant, enter and search the land. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

No entry to buildings

(4) The power to enter land under subsection (3) does not authorize the entry into a dwelling or other building situated on the land. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29 - not in force

Stop order

30.4 (1) An officer appointed under section 30.1 may make an order requiring a person to stop engaging in or not to engage in an activity if the officer has reasonable grounds to believe that the person is engaging in the activity, has engaged in the activity or is about to engage in the activity and, as a result, is contravening,

(a) subsection 28 (1) or a regulation made under subsection 28 (3) or under section 28.5; or

(b) the conditions of a permit that was issued under section 28.1 or under a regulation made under clause 28.5 (1) (c). 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

Information to be included in order

(2) The order shall,

(a) specify the provision that the officer believes is being, has been or is about to be contravened;

(b) briefly describe the nature of the contravention and its location; and

(c) state that a hearing on the order may be requested in accordance with this section. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

Service of order

(3) An order under this section shall be served personally or by registered mail addressed to the person against whom the order is made at the person’s last known address. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

Registered mail

(4) An order served by registered mail shall be deemed to have been served on the fifth day after the day of mailing, unless the person served establishes that the person did not, acting in good faith, through absence, accident, illness or other cause beyond the person’s control, receive the order until a later date. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

Effective date

(5) An order under this section takes effect when it is served, or at such later time as is specified in the order. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

Right to hearing

(6) A person who is served with an order under this section may request a hearing before the authority or, if the authority so directs, before the authority’s executive committee by mailing or delivering to the authority, within 30 days after service of the order, a written request for a hearing that includes a statement of the reasons for requesting the hearing. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

Powers of authority

(7) After holding a hearing, the authority or executive committee, as the case may be, shall,

(a) confirm the order;

(b) amend the order; or

(c) remove the order, with or without conditions. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

Reasons for decision

(8) The authority or executive committee, as the case may be, shall give the person who requested the hearing written reasons for the decision. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

Appeal

(9) Within 30 days after receiving the reasons mentioned in subsection (8), the person who requested the hearing may appeal to the Minister and, after reviewing the submissions, the Minister may,

(a) confirm the order;

(b) amend the order; or

(c) remove the order, with or without conditions. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29 - not in force

Offences

30.5 (1) Every person is guilty of an offence if he or she contravenes,

(a) subsection 28 (1) or a regulation made under subsection 28 (3) or under section 28.5;

(b) the conditions of a permit that was issued under section 28.1 or under a regulation made under clause 28.5 (1) (c); or

(c) a stop order issued under section 30.4. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

Penalty

(2) A person who commits an offence under subsection (1) is liable on conviction,

(a) in the case of an individual,

(i) to a fine of not more than $50,000 or to a term of imprisonment of not more than three months, or to both, and

(ii) to an additional fine of not more than $10,000 for each day or part of a day on which the offence occurs or continues; and

(b) in the case of a corporation,

(i) to a fine of not more than $1,000,000, and

(ii) to an additional fine of not more than $200,000 for each day or part of a day on which the offence occurs or continues. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

Monetary benefit

(3) Despite the maximum fines set out in clauses (2) (a) and (b), a court that convicts a person of an offence under clause (1) (a) or (b) may increase the fine it imposes on the person by an amount equal to the amount of the monetary benefit that was acquired by the person, or that accrued to the person, as a result of the commission of the offence. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

Contravening s. 29 regulations

(4) Every person who contravenes a regulation made under section 29 is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine of not more than $1,000. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

Obstruction of officer

(5) Every person who prevents or obstructs an officer from entering land under section 30.2 or 30.3 is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine of not more than $10,000. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29 - not in force

Limitation period

30.6 A proceeding shall not be commenced with respect to an offence under subsection 30.5 (1), (4) or (5) more than two years after the day on which the offence first comes to the attention of an officer appointed under section 30.1. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29 - not in force

Rehabilitation orders

30.7 (1) In addition to any other remedy or penalty provided by law, the court, upon convicting a person of an offence under clause 30.5 (1) (a) or (b), may order the convicted person to,

(a) remove, at the convicted person’s expense, any development within such reasonable time as the court orders; and

(b) take such actions as the court directs, within the time the court may specify, to repair or rehabilitate the damage that results from or is in any way connected to the commission of the offence. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

Non-compliance with order

(2) If a person does not comply with an order made under subsection (1), the authority having jurisdiction may arrange for any removal, repair or rehabilitation that was required of a person under subsection (1) to be carried out. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

Liability for certain costs

(3) The person to whom an order is made under subsection (1) is liable for the cost of any removal, repair or rehabilitation arranged by an authority under subsection (2), and the amount is recoverable by the authority by action in a court of competent jurisdiction. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 29 - not in force

Part VIII
Matters relating to Land and Water use

Expropriation

31 The Expropriations Act applies where land is expropriated by an authority or where land is injuriously affected by an authority in the exercise of its statutory powers.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 31.

Restrictions on projects

Crown land affected

32 (1) Where any land required for the carrying out of a project or a part thereof is Crown land, a plan and description of the land prepared and signed by an Ontario land surveyor and signed by the chair or vice-chair of the authority shall be deposited with the Minister, and the project or the part thereof shall not be proceeded with until the authority has received the approval in writing of the Minister.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 32 (1).

Interference with public work

(2) Where a project or a part thereof may interfere with a public work of Ontario, the authority shall file with the Minister of Infrastructure a plan and description of the project or a part thereof together with a statement of the interference with the public work that may occur and a statement of the manner in which the authority proposes to remedy the interference, and the project or the part thereof shall not be proceeded with until the authority has received the approval in writing of the Minister of Infrastructure.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 32 (2); 1998, c. 15, Sched. E, s. 3 (3); 2011, c. 9, Sched. 27, s. 22.

Interference with highway

(3) Where a project or a part thereof will interfere with a public road or highway, the authority shall file with the Minister of Transportation a plan and description of the project or a part thereof together with a statement of the interference with the public road or highway that will occur and a statement of the manner in which the authority proposes to remedy the interference, and the project or the part thereof shall not be proceeded with until the authority has received the approval in writing of the Minister of Transportation.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 32 (3).

Costs, how to be borne

(4) The cost of rebuilding any road, highway, bridge, public work or any part thereof and the cost of any other work that any of the Ministers of the Crown may require to be done under this section shall be borne by the authority, except where an agreement providing for payment thereof in some other manner has been entered into with the Crown in right of Ontario.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 32 (4); 1998, c. 15, Sched. E, s. 3 (4).

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1998, c. 15, Sched. E, s. 3 (3, 4) - 01/04/1999

2011, c. 9, Sched. 27, s. 22 - 06/06/2011

Assessment of lands of authority

33 (1) Land vested in an authority, except works erected by an authority for the purposes of a project, is taxable for municipal purposes by levy under section 312 of the Municipal Act, 2001 or section 277 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as the case may be, upon the assessment and classification of such land determined in each year by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation and the land shall be assessed under the Assessment Act as if the works erected by the authority on the land had not been erected.  1997, c. 5, s. 64 (1); 1997, c. 43, Sched. G, s. 19; 2001, c. 8, s. 203; 2002, c. 17, Sched. F, Table; 2006, c. 32, Sched. C, s. 8.

Assessment of rented property

(2) Despite subsection (1), section 18 of the Assessment Act applies with necessary modifications in respect of lands vested in an authority.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 33 (2).

Notice

(3) The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation shall deliver or mail to each authority concerned and to the clerk of each municipality in which any of the land is situated a notice setting out the assessment and the classification of the land in the municipality.  1997, c. 5, s. 64 (2); 1997, c. 43, Sched. G, s. 19; 2001, c. 8, s. 203.

Reconsideration under Assessment Act

(4) The authority may request a reconsideration under section 39.1 of the Assessment Act.  1997, c. 5, s. 64 (3).

Appeal to the Assessment Review Board

(5) The authority or the municipality may appeal to the Assessment Review Board under section 40 of the Assessment Act and the last day for appealing is the day that is 90 days after the authority or the clerk of the municipality, as applicable, is notified.  2008, c. 7, Sched. A, s. 19.

Assessment Act to apply

(6) The Assessment Act applies, with necessary modifications, with respect to a request for a reconsideration or an appeal.  2008, c. 7, Sched. A, s. 19.

(7) Repealed:  1997, c. 5, s. 64 (3).

Assessment for next year’s taxation

(8) The assessment of land under subsection (1) shall be determined by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation in each year for the purpose of taxation in the following year.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 33 (8); 1997, c. 5, s. 64 (4); 1997, c. 43, Sched. G, s. 19; 2001, c. 8, s. 203.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1997, c. 5, s. 64 (1-4) - 01/01/1998; 1997, c. 43, Sched. G, s. 19 - 31/12/1998; 1998, c. 3, s. 33 - 11/06/1998

2001, c. 8, s. 203 - 29/06/2001

2002, c. 17, Sched. F, Table - 01/01/2003

2006, c. 32, Sched. C, s. 8 - 01/01/2007

2008, c. 7, Sched. A, s. 19 - 14/05/2008

Cemetery lands

34 (1) Where the carrying out of a project will require the use of a cemetery or other place of interment of human remains, the authority shall acquire other suitable lands for the interment of the bodies contained in the cemetery or other place of interment.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 34 (1).

Notice to plot owners

(2) The authority shall forward a notice to the owner of each lot in the cemetery or other place of interment, but, if the owner or the owner’s whereabouts is unknown, the notice shall, wherever possible, be forwarded to some other person having an interest in the plot through relationship or otherwise to a deceased person buried therein.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 34 (2).

Publication of notice

(3) The authority shall also cause a notice to be published once a week for at least three weeks in a newspaper having general circulation in the locality where the cemetery or other place of interment is located, which notice shall state,

(a) that the cemetery or other place of interment has been acquired for the purposes of the authority;

(b) that other land, describing it, has been acquired by the authority for the purpose of reinterring the bodies;

(c) that the authority will at its own expense proceed to remove the bodies from the cemetery or other place of interment to the lands acquired for reinterment at a time not less than one month after the forwarding or third publication of the notice, whichever is the later date; and

(d) that the owner of any plot in the cemetery or other place of interment, or any other person with the approval of the authority, may cause any body interred in the cemetery or other place of interment to be removed to any other place of interment at the expense of the owner or person if the owner or person obtains permission from the authority and effects the removal within one month from the forwarding or insertion of the notice, whichever is the later date, or before such later date as the authority determines.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 34 (3).

Removal of bodies

(4) The authority has full power to cause the removal of any body from the cemetery or place of interment to any lands acquired under subsection (1) despite any other Act and to authorize the removal by any other person of the body for reinterment in any other cemetery or place of interment.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 34 (4).

Removal of headstones

(5) Where a body is removed and reinterred, any headstone or other stone shall be removed and re-erected at the place of reinterment.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 34 (5).

Conveyance of lands for reinterment

(6) The authority shall render land, including fences and buildings, acquired for the reinterment of bodies, in a fit and proper condition and shall convey the land to the owner of the cemetery or other place of interment from which the bodies were removed.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 34 (6).

Right to use water power

35 (1) The authority has the right to use any water power created upon lands vested in it for its own uses.  1998, c. 15, Sched. E, s. 3 (5).

(2) Repealed:  2006, c. 3, Sched. D, s. 1.

Obligation to pay

(3) Any person using water power created upon authority lands shall pay to the authority an annual reasonable compensation for the use of the water power.  1998, c. 15, Sched. E, s. 3 (5).

Arbitration

(3.1) Where the authority and a person described in subsection (3) are unable to agree on the amount of the annual compensation, the matter shall be arbitrated under the Arbitration Act, 1991.  1998, c. 15, Sched. E, s. 3 (5).

Charge for power

(4) Subject to review by the Minister of Natural Resources, an authority shall charge persons who at the time of the establishment of the authority are, or thereafter become, users of power derived by them from the use of the waters of the watershed for any additional power generated from increased head or flow due to the works undertaken by the authority.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 35 (4); 1998, c. 15, Sched. E, s. 3 (6).

When section not to apply

(5) This section does not apply to water power reserved to the Crown under the Public Lands Act.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 35 (5).

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1998, c. 15, Sched. E, s. 3 (5, 6) - 01/04/1999

2006, c. 3, Sched. D, s. 1 - 19/10/2006

Part IX
Miscellaneous

Assent of electors not necessary

36 Where by this Act any power is conferred or duty imposed upon a municipality, or the council of a municipality, including a power or duty to raise money, the power may be exercised and the duty shall be performed by the council of the municipality without the assent of the electors.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 36.

Spending by authority

37 All money that is paid to an authority for specified purposes under this Act may be spent by the authority as it considers proper. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 32.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 32 - 12/12/2017

Annual audit

38 (1) Every authority shall cause its accounts and transactions to be audited annually by a person licensed under the Public Accounting Act, 2004.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 38 (1); 2004, c. 8, s. 46.

Auditor

(2) No person shall be appointed as auditor of an authority who is or during the preceding year was a member of the authority or who has or during the preceding year had any direct or indirect interest in any contract or any employment with the authority other than for services within his or her professional capacity.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 38 (2).

Auditor’s report

(3) An authority shall, upon receipt of the auditor’s report of the examination of its accounts and transactions, forthwith forward a copy of the report to each participating municipality and to the Minister.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 38 (3).

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2004, c. 8, s. 46, Table - 01/11/2005

Grants

39 Grants may be made by the Minister to any authority out of the money appropriated therefor by the Legislature in accordance with such conditions and procedures as may be prescribed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.  R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 39.

Regulations

40 The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations defining any term that is used in this Act and that is not defined in this Act.  2010, c. 16, Sched. 10, s. 1 (4).

Note: On a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor, section 40 of the Act is repealed and the following substituted: (See: 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 33 (1))

Regulations, Lieutenant Governor in Council

40 (1) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations,

(a) governing the composition of conservation authorities and prescribing additional requirements regarding the appointment and qualifications of members of conservation authorities;

(b) governing advisory boards established under subsection 18 (2), including requiring authorities to establish one or more advisory boards and prescribing requirements with respect to the composition, functions, powers, duties, activities and procedures of any advisory board that is established;

(c) governing programs and services provided by authorities under paragraph 1 of subsection 21.1 (1), requiring authorities to provide those programs and services and respecting standards and requirements applicable to those programs and services;

(d) governing the apportionment of an authority’s capital costs in connection with a project for the purposes of section 25;

(e) governing reviews under sections 26 and 27.1, including prescribing a body that may conduct such reviews instead of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal or the Mining and Lands Commissioner, as the case may be;

Note: On a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor, clause 40 (1) (e) of the Act is amended by striking out “Mining and Lands Commissioner” and substituting “Mining and Lands Tribunal”. (See: 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 33 (2))

(f) governing the apportionment of an authority’s operating expenses for the purposes of section 27, prescribing expenses as operating expenses for the purposes of section 27, governing the amount that participating municipalities are required to pay under section 27, including the fixed amount that a participating municipality may be required to pay under subsection 27 (2), and restricting and prohibiting the apportionment of certain types of operating expenses;

(g) defining any term that is used in this Act and that is not defined in this Act;

(h) respecting anything that is necessary or advisable for the proper administration of this Act. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 33 (1); 2017, c. 23, Sched. 5, s. 23.

Same

(2) The standards and requirements established for programs and services in a regulation made under clause (1) (c) may include standards and requirements to mitigate the impacts of climate change and provide for adaptation to a changing climate, including through increasing resiliency. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 33 (1).

Regulations, Minister

(3) The Minister may make regulations,

(a) prescribing matters that may be the subject of by-laws made under clause 19.1 (1) (j);

(b) respecting the amount of any fee that may be charged by an authority in relation to a program or service, including determining the manner in which the fee is calculated;

(c) governing consultations that an authority must carry out for the purposes of subsection 21.1 (6);

(d) governing the information that authorities must provide to the Minister under section 23.1, including the publication of that information;

(e) governing the prohibitions set out in section 28, including,

(i) prescribing the limits on river and stream valleys for the purposes of subparagraph 2 iii of subsection 28 (1),

(ii) determining or specifying areas for the purposes of subparagraph 2 iv of subsection 28 (1),

(iii) determining areas in which development should be prohibited or regulated for the purposes of subparagraph 2 v of subsection 28 (1),

(iv) prescribing activities or types of activities to which the prohibitions set out in subsection 28 (1) do not apply and respecting the manner or circumstances in which the activities or types of activities may be carried out and any conditions or restrictions that apply to the activity or type of activity,

(v) prescribing areas in which the prohibitions set out in subsection 28 (1) do not apply and respecting the manner or circumstances in which the activities may be carried out in such areas and any conditions or restrictions that apply to carrying out activities in such areas,

(vi) defining “development activity”, “hazardous land”, “watercourse” and “wetland” for the purposes of section 28;

(f) governing applications for permits under section 28.1, the issuance of the permits and the power of authorities to refuse permits, including prescribing requirements that must be met for the issuance of permits under clause 28.1 (1) (c), conditions that may be attached to a permit or circumstances in which a permit may be cancelled under section 28.3 and respecting the period for which a permit is valid;

(g) defining “pollution” for the purposes of the Act;

(h) governing the delegation of powers by an authority under section 28.4 and prescribing any limitations or requirements related to the delegation. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 33 (1).

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2010, c. 16, Sched. 10, s. 1 (4) - 25/10/2010

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 33 (1, 2) - not in force; 2017, c. 23, Sched. 5, s. 23 - 03/04/2018

Rolling incorporations

41 A regulation made under this Act that adopts a document by reference may adopt the document as it may be amended from time to time after the regulation is made. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 34.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2017, c. 23, Sched. 4, s. 34 - 12/12/2017

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