DEVELOPMENT INTERFERENCE WITH WETLANDS AND ALTERATION TO SHORELINES AND WATERCOURSES
Regulation 165/06 Administration and Compliance Policies
Conservation Authorities across Ontario work in partnership with their member municipalities to deliver a comprehensive program of water and related land management over their watershed areas. The key mandates of this program are to prevent the loss of life and property due to flooding and erosion, and to conserve, protect and enhance natural resources. Ontario Regulation 165/06, the Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alteration to Shorelines and Watercourses, is one of the key tools used by the Mattagami Region Conservation Authority to prevent or restrict development in areas where the control of flooding, erosion, dynamic beaches, pollution or the conservation of land may be affected by development, in order to prevent the creation of new hazards or the aggravation of existing ones. This Regulation, which is enabled through Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act, is used in conjunction with other provincial acts and related regulations, including but not limited to the Planning Act, the Building Code and the Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act, to deal with development associated with our water resources. Although an approval may be granted by the Conservation Authority under this Regulation, it does not take precedence over other legislation. As such, applicants must still comply with all other applicable legislative regulations and requirements.