NPCA Policy Document Housekeeping Amendment No. 2

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We thank all participants! Consultation process has now concluded.

The NPCA is responsible for regulating development in Regulated Areas consisting of natural hazards (flood plains, valleyland, steep slopes, Great Lakes Shorelines) as well as wetlands and their immediate surrounding area.

To assist the NPCA is reviewing applications for development in regulated areas, the NPCA has a Policy Document that establishes the principles, objectives and policies to guide decision making. This document can be found on the right-hand side.

To ensure the Policy Document reflects appropriate standards, NPCA staff conduct regular reviews and propose updates where required. As part of the most recent review, NPCA staff are proposing a change to the Policy Document as it relates to septic systems near wetlands. Also being considered is a change to the preamble wording for the wetland policies to implement an NPCA Board Resolution (FA-161-19). The proposed changes can also be found on the right-hand side.

HOW TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK:

Please read the read the Draft Wetland Policy Wording document found on the right hand side and send feedback by:

1.Use the space provided below
2. Email questions to David Deluce, Senior Manager of Planning and Regulations at ddeluce@npca.ca


The NPCA is providing a 30 day comment period for these proposed changes running from September 5 to October 7 2019.

The NPCA is responsible for regulating development in Regulated Areas consisting of natural hazards (flood plains, valleyland, steep slopes, Great Lakes Shorelines) as well as wetlands and their immediate surrounding area.

To assist the NPCA is reviewing applications for development in regulated areas, the NPCA has a Policy Document that establishes the principles, objectives and policies to guide decision making. This document can be found on the right-hand side.

To ensure the Policy Document reflects appropriate standards, NPCA staff conduct regular reviews and propose updates where required. As part of the most recent review, NPCA staff are proposing a change to the Policy Document as it relates to septic systems near wetlands. Also being considered is a change to the preamble wording for the wetland policies to implement an NPCA Board Resolution (FA-161-19). The proposed changes can also be found on the right-hand side.

HOW TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK:

Please read the read the Draft Wetland Policy Wording document found on the right hand side and send feedback by:

1.Use the space provided below
2. Email questions to David Deluce, Senior Manager of Planning and Regulations at ddeluce@npca.ca


The NPCA is providing a 30 day comment period for these proposed changes running from September 5 to October 7 2019.

Guest Book

Thank you for your interest in the NPCA Policy Document Housekeeping Amendment No. 2.  We appreciate your feedback as it will help us to address any concerns related to the proposed changes.

Before providing your feedback, please ensure you have read the Draft Wetland Policy Wording document.

When looking at your floodplain map, the elevation lines are incorrect on my property. The actual change in elevation between your 174 and 175 m lines is a change of more than 5ft on my hill. How can I get the aerial photo adjusted so the flood line placement shows up more accurately

Cindy almost 2 years ago

I would much prefer to see the NPCA stopping the sale of green belt property such as farm fields, woodlands, wetlands etc. from being redesignated allowing corporations to indiscriminately destroying them for construction purposes of any kind. The "GreenBelt" is fast becoming housing projects or manufacturing premises consequently we are losing our wildlife spaces destroying the ecosystem. I should also become policy that only enough trees, grassland etc. can only be removed to build a home or structure rather than bulldozing indiscriminately. Trees and wild flowers etc. take many years to re-establish themselves, time we don't have.

Nigel almost 2 years ago

Why would you even consider changing the parameters for septic tanks?? In my opinion the closer a septic is to a watershed the chances of a defective or old system breakdown, would cause waste to seep into the wetlands!! That possibility is quite real! Are you pandering to developers again??

Irene Lowell almost 2 years ago

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I am opposed to the changes in the Policy Document in regards to the reduction of space between wetlands and septic beds. I do not understand how reducing the buffer zone by 50% is in the best interest of wetlands preservation. I am opposed to any changes that threaten what little natural spaces we have left. There are already zoned and unused spaces available for development.

Caroline almost 2 years ago

We need mod. amt. of wetland and treed areas. Too much of nature is being lost. Should utilize areas already developed for housing and are currently run down.

Linda almost 2 years ago

This once again looks like an attempt to justify something,you mark the changes in red on the pfd but you don't mention what it was before,how do we know if the changes are going to make a difference, and a septic tank with in 15 meters (45") seems a little close to the wetlands to me.

bert almost 2 years ago

My neighbour is constructing a new retaining wall and I need to know if he has a permit. If he has a permit, can I have a copy? Thank you

Adel Tefal almost 2 years ago

I agree with the proposed changes. In fact septic systems should be permitted as close to wetlands as possible. Wetlands provide natural pollution control because they trap sediments and other pollutants. They are known as "kidneys of the landscape" and they are a low cost alternative for treating sewage. This policy tries to separate the two systems to preserve the sanctity of one when both do the same basic function. It is similar to building a coal burning electricity generating plant beside Sir A Beck power plant.

SAngeles almost 2 years ago

I agree with the proposed changes as septic fields should not have the same impact on adjacent wetlands as buildings. In fact an argument can be made for water from development to be directed to wetlands as a way to augment their function

rbrady almost 2 years ago