Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Web Site
MCEA Companion Guide
This document is a Companion Guide for the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Manual. It contains clarifications for the following sections of the manual:
The MCEA Companion Guide can be found here.
Municipal Class EA training
Registration is now open for 2 courses.
This is a very popular course and you are encouraged to register early.
Annual Monitoring of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment
As outlined in the attached letters the two most critical issues are;
1) the interpretation that permits Part II Order Requests on pre-approved projects
2) the timeframe for a decision on Part II Order Requests.
Major Amendment Approved
On October 7, 2015, Minister Murray approved the ‘cycling’ amendment as attached. Although known as the ‘cycling’ amendment, the amendment actually includes:
MCEA Position Paper
Earlier this year, Glen Murray, Minister of the Environment, said the he would be turning his attention to the administration of Environmental Assessment in Ontario and reviewing the “EA Permitting Process”, with an interest in looking for efficiencies. The Municipal Class EA is a large part of the current EA system in Ontario, and the Municipal Engineers Association, as custodian of the MCEA document, has a keen interest in the Ministry’s upcoming review. To prepare for this, MEA has prepared the the attached paper which outlines MEA’s proposed position and describes improvements which MEA recommends to the MCEA and the associated process. Serious problems persist with the Part II Order Request process and this paper explains MEA’s recommendation to address these problems.
The paper has now been submitted to MOECC and we are hopefull that these improvements will be implemented.
To Purchase a Copy of the MCEA Manual
The Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) process exists because it was originally approved by the Minister of the Environment in 2000. Amendments to what was originally approved have occurred. The latest version - 2015 is now available. You can purchase a printed copy, or, if you are a Current Member, you can view a searchable version online. Non-members can purchase access to the searchable online manual.
Note: Please sign on as a member to get searchable web access and member rate on manual.
A free, non-searchable online version is available HERE
The Road Project Tables refer to a Cost Limit in millions of dollars for each schedule, that if not exceeded would categorize a project of that description as being a Schedule A, A+ or possibly a B. If the Capital cost of a project would exceed the Cost Limit, the project would require a designation as a Schedule B or C, depending on the project description.
For more information, please download the file listed below.
Note: The MTO have not been able to update this cost for 2013 and consequently continue to use 2012 costs.
New address for sending Part II orders:
The Ministry/Minister of Environment and Climate Change
77 Wellesley St West, 11th Floor
Toronto, ON, M7A 2T5
Fax 416 314 8452
Training & Events
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Access to the searchable online MCEA Manual for MEA members and paid subscribers
(Note you must be logged on to view this page and to purchase the manual at the Member discount rate)
To purchase the MCEA Manual
To Purchase an on line subscription Members or Non members click HERE
Access to the free non searchable version of the MCEA manual