September 21, 2006
Final report to Ontario Ministry of Environment addresses Town of
The ESR represents 27 months of technical and environmental studies that includes a peer review by a panel of six independent Canadian experts. The detailed report fully documents all public consultation and addresses issues raised by the Town of
Through numerous meetings with
An independent Peer Review confirmed that no significant impacts will result from the expansion of the plant, which is expected to meet or be well below the mandatory compliance levels imposed by the Ministry of the Environment.
“This project is following a comprehensive Environmental Assessment process that has been established by the Ministry of the Environment,” said York Regional Chair and CEO Bill Fisch. “York Region continues to work closely with the Ministry and the
The project is currently undergoing a Schedule “C” Class EA – the strictest of the three options under the Municipal Class EA document. In addition to the requirements mandated by the EA process, work to date also addresses the Minister’s additional conditions of October 2004 regarding York Region’s YDSS projects.
“The Region’s project team has worked to ensure that the document now before the Ministry is as thorough and complete as possible,” said Town of
Duffin Creek WPCP was originally built by the
In order to accommodate wastewater flows from projected growth to both Regions, the current WPCP needs to expand by approximately 50 per cent by 2010.
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