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Lower Welland River Characterization Report - Niagara Peninsula ...

Lower Welland River Characterization Report - Niagara Peninsula ...

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Lower Welland River Study Area Characterization Report The following is not an exhaustive list of legislation governing management in Ontario. The purpose of the following chart is to provide insight into some of the management tools used in the province of Ontario. SUMMARY OF LEGISLATION GOVERNING MANAGEMENT IN ONTARIO MANAGEMENT TOOL DESCRIPTION GOVERNMENT AGENCY FEDERAL LEGISLATION Fisheries Act Established to manage and protect Canada's fisheries resources. It applies to all fishing zones, territorial seas and inland waters of Canada and is binding to federal, provincial and territorial Fisheries and Oceans Canada governments Environmental Prevents dangerous contaminants from entering the environment. Environment Canada Contaminants Act Canada Shipping Act Controls water pollution from ships by imposing penalties for dumping pollutants or failing to report a Transport Canada spill. Canada Water Act Authorizes agreements with provinces for the designation of water quality and quantity management. Environment Canada Canadian Environmental Protection Act An Act respecting pollution prevention and the protection of the environment and human health in order to contribute to sustainable development. The Act is intended to protect the environment and human health from the risks posed by harmful pollutants and to prevent new ones from entering the Canadian Environment Canada Canadian Environmental Assessment Act Pest Control Products Act Navigable Waters Protection Act International Rivers Improvement Act Canadian-Ontario Agreement environment. Requires federal departments to conduct environmental assessments for prescribed projects and activities before providing federal approval or financial support. Regulates products used to control pests through a registration process based on prescribed standards. Prohibits construction in navigable waters. Prohibits damming or changing the flow of a river flowing out of Canada. Federal-provincial agreement that supports the restoration and protection of the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem. The Agreement between the governments of Canada and Ontario outlines how the two governments will cooperate and coordinate their efforts to restore, protect and conserve the Great Lakes basin ecosystem. Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Agriculture Canada Transport Canada Foreign Affairs and Environment Canada Environment Canada & Ministry of the Environment 84

Agricultural & Rural Development Act Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 Canada Wildlife Act Species at Risk Act Ontario Water Resources Act Clean Water Act Environmental Protection Act Environmental Assessment Act Sustainable Water and Sewage Systems Act Pesticides Act Endangered Species Act Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act,1997 Nutrient Management Act Conservation Authorities Act Lower Welland River Study Area Characterization Report An Act to provide for federal-provincial agreements for the rehabilitation and development of rural areas in Canada The Act ensures the conservation of migratory bird populations by regulating potentially harmful human activities. A permit must be issued for all activities affecting migratory birds, with some exceptions detailed in the Regulations. The Act allows for the creation, management and protection of wildlife areas for wildlife research activities, or for conservation or interpretation of wildlife. To prevent wildlife species in Canada from disappearing and to provide for the recovery of wildlife species that are extirpated (no longer exist in the wild in Canada), endangered, or threatened as a result of human activity, and to manage species of special concern to prevent them from becoming endangered or threatened. PROVINCIAL LEGISLATION Protects the quality and quantity of Ontario's surface and ground water resources (includes Permits to Take Water). Protects the natural sources of drinking water. Sources of drinking water are to be mapped by municipalities and conservation authorities, especially vulnerable areas that require protections. Protects Ontario's land, water, and air resources from pollution (includes Certificates of Approval for landfills, sewage treatment, etc.). Requires an environmental assessment of any major public or designated private undertaking. To ensure clean, safe drinking water for Ontario residents by making it mandatory for municipalities to assess the costs of providing water and sewage services and to recover the amount of money needed to operate, maintain, and replace them. Protects Ontario's land, and surface and ground water resources from damage due to improper use of pesticides. The purpose of the Act is to Identify species at risk based on the best available scientific information, protect species that are at risk and their habitats, and promote the recovery of species that are at risk, and promote stewardship activities to assist in the protection and recovery of species that are at risk This Act enables the Ministry of Natural Resources to provide sound management of the province‟s fish and wildlife game The purpose of the Act is to provide for the management of materials, containing nutrients in ways that will enhance protection of the natural environment and provide a sustainable future for agricultural operations and rural development. Ensures the conservation, restoration and responsible management of Ontario's water, land and natural habitats through programs that balance human, environmental and economic needs (includes floodplains). Ministry of Industry, Science and Technology Environment Canada Environment Canada Environment Canada Ministry of the Environment Ministry of the Environment Ministry of the Environment Ministry of the Environment Ministry of the Environment Ministry of the Environment Ministry of Natural Resources Ministry of Natural Resources Ministry of the Environment Conservation Authorities 85

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