As part of the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) transformation plan announced in the 2012-13 provincial budget, MNR published the Modernization of Approvals policy paper (EBR Registry Number: 011-6751) to seek public input on the policy framework to modernize and streamline MNR’s current approach to issuing permits, authorizations and licenses.
The Ministry has heard from many sectors, organizations and individuals about challenges in implementing the Endangered Species Act (ESA). In order to address these concerns while continuing to protect species at risk, MNR posted a notice on the registry for public comment (EBR Registry Number: 011-7696) proposing approaches to improve the implementation of the ESA. The Ministry also invited a wide variety of stakeholders to be part of an Endangered Species Act Panel to identify common issues and potential solutions.
After a number of meetings, the ESA Panel submitted its recommendations to MNR on January 18 2013; there is a link to the report below.
MNR will consider the panel’s report as well as comments from the public and other stakeholders regarding the proposed approaches to improving the implementation of the ESA.
The ESA Panel was made up of stakeholders from: environmental and conservation groups; industry groups including aggregates, agriculture, construction, forestry, and waterpower; an environmental consulting company; and, Infrastructure Ontario.
If you have questions about the Endangered Species Act Panel Report and Recommendations please email firstname.lastname@example.org.