Ministry Review of the Environmental Assessment Study

The Ministry Review (PDF) published Friday February 26, 2010 is NOT a final decision by the Ministry of the Environment. In the words of the Notice of Completion posted in newspapers around Durham Region, "The Review of the EA does not make a decision about the EA. That decision is made by the Minister of the Environment after the comment period is over and in consideration of all submissions".

The publication of the notice of completion marks the start of a five-week comment period on the Ministry Review, and the Environmental Assessment study in total. Please submit your comments before the deadline of April 2, 2010.

The full Notice of Completion is reprinted here for your convenience.

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT ACT SECTION 7.1

NOTICE OF COMPLETION OF MINISTRY REVIEW

AN INVITATION TO COMMENT ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE DURHAM AND YORK RESIDUAL WASTE STUDY

An environmental assessment (EA) has been submitted to the Ministry of the Environment by the Regional Municipalities of Durham and York for the undertaking, the construction and operation of a thermal treatment waste management facility, in the Municipality of Clarington in Durham Region. The Ministry of the Environment has prepared a Review of the EA for comment by the public, government agencies, Aboriginal communities and other interested persons. The Review of the EA does not make a decision about the EA. That decision is made by the Minister of the Environment after the comment period is over and in consideration of all submissions.

You can submit comments on the undertaking, the environmental assessment, the amendment to the EA, the addendum to section 9.2 of the EA and the ministry Review. You may also request a hearing by the Environmental Review Tribunal. If you request a hearing you must state in your submission, whether you are requesting a hearing on the whole application or on only specified matters related to the application.

HOW TO GET THE INFORMATION YOU NEED

You can inspect the EA and the ministry Review during normal business hours at the following locations:

Ministry of the Environment
Environmental Assessment and Approvals Branch
2 St. Clair Avenue West, Floor 12A
Toronto, Ontario M4V 1L5
416-314-8001

Ministry of the Environment
Central Region Office
5775 Yonge Street, 8th Floor
North York, ON M2M 4J1
416-326-6700

Ministry of the Environment
York-Durham District Office
230 Westney Rd. S., 5th Floor
Ajax, Ontario L1S 7J5
905-427-5600

The Regional Municipality of Durham
Clerk’s Department
605 Rossland Rd. E.
Whitby, Ontario L1N 6A3
905-668-7711

The Regional Municipality of York
Clerk’s Department
17250 Yonge Street, 4th Floor
Newmarket, ON L3Y 6Z1
1-877-464-9675 ext. 1320
All Municipalities’ Clerk’s Departments in the Region of Durham and all public libraries in the Regions of Durham and York.

To view, or for more information about the EA, the amendment to the EA, the addendum to section 9.2 of the EA, the ministry Review and the Notice of Completion of Ministry Review, please call the Ministry of the Environment at 1-800-461-6290.
All documentation relating to this EA can be viewed at www.durhamyorkwaste.ca.
Please ensure your written comments are received by: April 2, 2010.

SEND WRITTEN COMMENTS TO:
Director
Environmental Assessment and Approvals Branch
Ministry of the Environment
2 St. Clair Avenue West, Floor 12A
Toronto, Ontario M4V 1L5
Attention: Gavin Battarino, Project Officer
Email: gavin.battarino@ontario.ca
Fax: (416) 314-8452

BE SURE TO EXPRESS YOUR VIEWS

If you make a submission or request a hearing before the above date, you will be notified of any decisions about this environmental assessment. Otherwise, the undertaking may proceed without further notice to you. If no submissions or requests for a hearing are received, the undertaking may be approved with no further public notice. This will allow the undertaking to proceed.

Director
Environmental Assessment and Approvals Branch
Ministry of the Environment

Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location included in all submissions become part of the public record files for this matter and can be released, if requested, to any person.

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