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December 18, 2014

Ontario: Miscellaneous Amendments Address Water Taking and Transfers

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A number of miscellaneous amendments to O. Reg. 387/04 Water Taking under the Ontario Water Resources Act (OWRA) was filed November 27, 2014 and were published in the December 13, 2014 edition of The Ontario Gazette.

The amendments clarify a number of definitions related to water taking and transfer including "application". In addition, the amendments add definitions for:
  • Municipal Class Environmental Assessment; and
  • Municipal Drinking Water System.
The amendments also address: matters to be considered by the director; prescribed water takings; duties of permit holders; transfers; determination of threshold amount; the  determination of amount re-consumptive use; and reciprocating jurisdictions. The amending regulation comes into force on the day it is filed with certain exceptions.


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