Extension of Declaration Order MNDM-4/2: Disposition of Crown Lands
An extension of the ministry’s declaration that the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines can rehabilitate hazardous mine sites without entering the environmental assessment process.
Notice of extension of declaration order
Proponent: Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
The Declaration Order for mine hazard rehabilitation activities was approved on the 27th day of June 2007, by Order in Council number 1689/07. Condition 21 of this approval provides that the Declaration Order shall expire on June 27, 2010 or such later date as is determined by the Minister of the Environment, or determined through a new Class Environmental Assessment that includes activities carried out by the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines related to rehabilitation measures on mine hazards within Ontario.
Take notice that the above Declaration Order has been extended to provide time for the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines to obtain long-term approval under the Environmental Assessment Act for its mine hazard rehabilitation activities.
As the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines has been advised that no further extensions to this Declaration Order will be considered, Condition 21, in effect, now reads:
- This Order shall expire on December 31, 2012 or upon approval of a Class Environmental Assessment for activities including those subject to this Declaration Order, whichever is earlier.
As no further extension to the Declaration Order will be considered, this Declaration Order is amended by deleting Condition 22.
Dated the 4th day of June, 2009 at Toronto.
Original signed by:
Minister of the Environment
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