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November 11, 2016

Proposed Amendments to Environmental Legislation: Streamlined Approvals and Other Updates

The Ontario government has introduced new legislation and a draft regulation intended to reduce the regulatory burden and approvals process for some environmental approvals.  

The Burden Reduction Act 2016, if adopted, would  further streamline the environmental approvals process, permit the province to promulgate additional regulations related to the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR) and Environmental Compliance Approvals (ECAs) and also alter some of the powers of  allow compliance inspectors to request documents by telephone rather than in person.

Click here to read our article titled: Burden Reduction Act to Streamline Environmental Approvals and Compliance Checks.

Click here to read our article titled: Making Environmental Approvals EAS(ie)R?

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