Ontario amends construction regulation of Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act

A Decision Notice was posted on Dec. 18, 2017 to the Ontario Regulatory Registry regarding the amendment of the Construction Regulation (Ontario Regulation 454/96) under the Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act (LRIA). The Decision Notice can be accessed at the following link through the Ontario Regulatory Registry, http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=24286&language=en.

The amendment to the Construction Regulation became effective Jan. 1, 2018. It removes the requirement for separate Minister’s approval under the LRIA for certain types of alterations, improvements and repairs to existing dams in cases where there is an agreement between the ministry and a qualified dam owner. The amendment to the Construction Regulation can be viewed at the following link, https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/960454.

If you have any specific questions regarding the amendment, please feel free to contact Josh Annett either by telephone at 705-755-1224 or by email at josh.annett@ontario.ca