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Conservation Halton hosting Shoreline Policy Open House March 27

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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

BURLINGTON – Conservation Halton is conducting a Shoreline Policy Review this spring, including community consultation, and will finalize the policy once the consultation is complete.

This Shoreline Policy Review and update is intended to provide the public and government agencies with an opportunity to provide input into the regulatory shoreline policies of Conservation Halton to ensure consistency with Ontario Regulation 162/06.

Conservation Halton’s regulation (Ontario Regulation 162/06) is intended to protect people and property from water-based natural hazards such as flooding and erosion. The regulation identifies those areas under which Conservation Halton has jurisdiction; this includes hazardous lands (erosion hazards, flooding hazards, dynamic beach hazards, unstable bedrock, and unstable soil) and wetlands, as well as lands adjacent to these features.

Your comments are welcome on these Shoreline Policies which Conservation Halton will use when reviewing permit and planning applications it receives for the shoreline hazard portion of Conservation Halton’s Regulation (Ontario Regulation 162/06). As part of the Conservation Halton Shoreline Policy Review, a Public Information Centre will be held on Wednesday, March 27. Here are the details:

Conservation Halton Shoreline Policy Review
Public Information Centre
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 3 to 7 p.m.

Conservation Halton Administration Office
2596 Britannia Road West, Burlington, ON
(Office is located beside Lowville Golf Course, just west of Guelph Line)

Public comments on Shoreline Policy are due by April 15, 2013. The Shoreline Policy will go to Conservation Halton’s Board of Directors for endorsement in spring. Comments may also be submitted in writing to: Jennifer Lawrence; Manager, Environmental Planning; 2596 Britannia Road West, Burlington, ON, L7P 0G3.

The proposed shoreline policies, staff report and compendium summary and a copy of Conservation Halton’s current policy document (Policies and Guidelines for the Administration of Ontario Regulation 162/06 and Land Use Planning Policy Document, is available on our website and can be accessed by clicking on the item in the Spotlight on the homepage.

The policy review and update does not include a review of the wording of Ontario Regulation 162/06 or the specific hazard areas that Conservation Halton regulates. Conservation Halton’s regulation (Ontario Regulation 162/06) was approved by the Province in May 2006 and amended in February 2013. Conservation Halton has no ability to revise the contents of the regulation or the areas it is responsible for regulating.

For any inquiries, please contact Jennifer Lawrence, who can be reached by phone at 905-336-1158 ext. 266 or by E-mail,

Conservation Halton is the community based environmental agency that protects, restores and manages the natural resources in its watershed. The organization has staff that includes ecologists, land use planners, engineers, foresters and educators, along with a network of volunteers, who are guided by a Board of Directors comprised of municipally elected and appointed citizens. Conservation Halton is recognized for its stewardship of creeks, forests and Niagara Escarpment lands through science based programs and services.

Media Contact:

Norm Miller
Communications Advisor
Telephone: 905-336-1158, Ext. 233