TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


GLOSSARY OF TERMS


PART A – CLASS EA PLANNING PROCESS


A.1 INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
A.1.1 ONTARIO ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT ACT
A.1.1.1 Definition of an Approved Class EA for a Class of Undertakings
A.1.2 APPROVED “PARENT” CLASS EA FOR MUNICIPAL PROJECTS
A.1.2.1 The Undertaking for the “Parent” Class EA for Municipal Projects
A.1.2.2 Project Schedules
A.1.2.3 Responsibility for Compliance with the EA Act
A.1.2.4 Municipal Class EAs Renewal Project (1997 to 2000)
A.1.2.5 “Parent” Class EA Framework
A.1.2.6 Main Features of the 2000 Municipal Class EA
A.1.3 PROPONENCY
A.1.4 PHASE-IN
A.1.5 MONITORING AND AMENDMENTS
A.1.5.1 Monitoring of Municipal Class EA
A.1.5.2 Municipal Class EA Amending Procedure
A.1.6 AMENDMENTS TO THE MUNICIPAL CLASS EA (2007)
A.1.6.1 Minor Amendment and Major Amendment – Part 1
A.1.6.2 Major Amendment – Part 2
A.1.7 MOE CODES OF PRACTICE (2007)


A.2 PLANNING AND DESIGN PROCESS


A.2.1 FIVE PHASE CLASS EA PLANNING PROCESS
A.2.1.1 Level of Complexity .
A.2.2 PHASE 1 – PROBLEM OR OPPORTUNITY
A.2.3 PHASE 2 – ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS
A.2.4 PHASE 3 – ALTERNATIVE DESIGN CONCEPTS FOR THE PREFERRED SOLUTION
A.2.5   PHASE 4 – ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY REPORT.
A.2.6   PHASE 5 - IMPLEMENTATION
A.2.7   MASTER PLANS.
A.2.7.1 The Master Planning Process.
A.2.7.2 Master Plan - Monitoring.
A.2.8   CHANGING THE PROJECT STATUS – APPEAL PROCESS
A.2.8.1 Part II Order
A.2.8.2 Procedure to Request a Part II Order
A.2.8.3 Responsibility of the Public.
A.2.8.4 Minister’s Decision.
A.2.9   INTEGRATION WITH THE PLANNING ACT. A-43
A.2.9.1 Integrated Approach Overview.. A-43
A.2.9.2 Who Can Use the Integrated Approach. A-44
A.2.9.3 Steps in the Integrated Approach. A-45
A.2.9.4 Documentation. A-47
A.2.9.5 Project Notifications. A-48
A.2.9.6 Consideration When Using the Integrated Approach.
A.2.9.7 Monitoring the Application of the Approach to Integrate with  the Planning Act A-51
A.2.9.8 Phase in Process. A-51
A.2.10 RELATIONSHIP OF PROJECTS WITHIN THE CLASS EA TO OTHER LEGISLATION
A.2.10.1 Municipal Act
A.2.10.2 Ontario Water Resources Act/Environmental Protection Act
A.2.10.3 Consolidated Hearings Act
A.2.10.4 Ontario Regulation 586/06.
A.2.10.5 Drainage Act
A.2.10.6 The Clean Water Act
A.2.11 CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT ACT (CEA Act)
A.2.11.1 Fisheries Act
A.2.11.2 Navigable Waters Protection Act
A.2.11.3 Species at Risk Act (SARA)
 
A.3      CONSULTATION.
A.3.1 GENERAL.
A.3.2 MUNICIPAL COUNCIL.
A.3.3 STAKEHOLDERS.
A.3.4 TIMING OF CONTACT.
A.3.4.1 Mandatory Points of Contact
A.3.4.2 Discretionary Points of Contact
A.3.5   PUBLIC CONSULTATION.
A.3.5.1 Development of a Public Consultation Plan.
A.3.5.2 Methods of Public Contact
A.3.5.3 Public Notices.
A.3.5.4 Information About the Municipal Class EA.
A.3.6   REVIEW AGENCIES.
A.3.7   FIRST NATIONS AND ABORIGINAL PEOPLES.
A.3.8   REVIEW OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY REPORT.
 
A.4       DOCUMENTATION AND REVISIONS-ADDENDA
A.4.1   SCHEDULE B – PROJECT FILE.
A.4.1.1 Revisions to Schedule B Projects.
A.4.2   SCHEDULE C – ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY REPORT.
A.4.2.1 Format and Content A-77
A.4.3   Revisions And Addenda To Environmental Study Report A-80
 
PART B – MUNICIPAL ROAD PROJECTS
B.1       KEY CONSIDERATIONS.
B.1.1   KEY CONSIDERATIONS.
B.1.2   TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLANS.
B.1.3   INTEGRATION WITH THE PLANNING ACT.
 
B.2       DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECTS, PURPOSE AND ALTERNATIVES
B.2.1   NEW ROADS.
B.2.1.1 Description of the Projects
B.2.1.2 Purpose of the Project
B.2.1.3 Alternative Solutions.
B.2.2   ROAD WIDENINGS, ADJUSTMENTS AND OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS.
B.2.2.1 Description of the Projects.
B.2.2.2 Purpose of the Project
B.2.2.3 Alternative Solutions
B.2.3   INTERCHANGES, GRADE SEPARATIONS AND WATER CROSSINGS.
B.2.3.1 Description of the Projects.
B.2.3.2 Purpose of the Project
B.2.3.3 Alternative Solutions.
B.2.4   SERVICE FACILITIES.
B.2.4.1 Description of the Projects.
B.2.4.2 Purpose of the Projects.
B.2.4.3 Alternative Solutions.
 
B.3       ENVIRONMENT.
B.3.1   DESCRIPTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT.
B.3.2   DESCRIPTION OF THE POTENTIAL EFFECTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT.
B.3.3   MITIGATING MEASURES
B.3.3.1 Design.
B.3.3.2 Construction.
B.3.3.3 Policy and Guidelines.
 
PART C – MUNICIPAL WATER AND WASTWATER PROJECTS.
C.1       KEY CONSIDERATIONS.
C.1.2   MASTER PLANS.
C.1.3   INTEGRATION WITH THE PLANNING ACT.
 
C.2       DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECTS, PURPOSE AND ALTERNATIVES.
C.2.1  WATER PROJECTS.
C.2.1.1 Description of the Projects.
C.2.1.2 Purpose of the Project
C.2.1.3 Alternative Solutions.
C.2.2   SANITARY SEWAGE PROJECTS.
C.2.2.1 Description of the Projects.
C.2.2.2 Purpose of the Project
C.2.2.3 Alternative Solutions.
C.2.3   STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PROJECTS.
C.2.3.1 Description of the Projects.
C.2.3.2 Purpose of the Project
C.2.3.3 Alternative Solutions.
C.3       ENVIRONMENT.
C.3.1   DESCRIPTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT.
C.3.2   DESCRIPTION OF THE POTENTIAL EFFECTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT.
C.3.3   MITIGATING MEASURES.
C.3.3.1 Design.
C.3.3.2 Construction.
C.3.3.3 Policy and Guidelines. C-28
 
PART D – MUNICIPAL TRANSIT PROJECTS.
 
D.1      INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
D.1.1   IMPLEMENTATION AND TRANSITION PROVISIONS.
D.1.1.1 Individual Environmental Assessments.
D.1.1.2 Transit Projects Exempt Under Ontario Regulation 334.
D.1.2   DEFINITION OF “MUNICIPAL TRANSIT”
D.1.3   GLOSSARY OF TRANSIT TERMS.
D.1.3.1   “Same Purpose, Use and Location”.
D.1.4   TRANSIT IN THE MUNICIPAL CLASS EA..
D.1.5   KEY CONSIDERATIONS.
D.1.6    OVERVIEW OF TRANSIT IN TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLANS.
D.1.7    INTEGRATION WITH THE PLANNING ACT.
 
D.2      DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECTS, PURPOSE AND   ALTERNATIVES.
D.2.1    NEW TRANSIT SYSTEMS.
D.2.1.1 Description of the Projects.
D.2.1.2 Purpose of the Project
D.2.2   LINEAR FACILITIES AND ASSOCIATED ELEMENTS.
D.2.2.1 Description of the Projects. D-11
D.2.2.2 Purpose of the Project D-11
D.2.2.3 Alternative Solutions. D-12
D.2.3   SITE-SPECIFIC FACILITIES.
D.2.3.1 Description of the Projects. D-12
D.2.3.2 Purpose of the Projects. D-12
D.2.3.3 Alternative Solutions. D-12
D.2.4   THE "DO NOTHING" ALTERNATIVE.
 
D.3      ENVIRONMENT.
D.3.1   DESCRIPTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT.
D.3.2   DESCRIPTION OF THE POTENTIAL EFFECTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT.
D.3.3  MITIGATING MEASURES.
D.3.3.1 Design.
D.3.3.2 Construction.
D.3.3.3 Policy and Guidelines.
 

List of Tables

Table A.1         Municipal Class EAs Renewal Project – Summary of Issues

List of Exhibits

Exhibit A.1      Application of Municipal Class EA

Exhibit A.2      Municipal Class EA Planning and Design Process

 

List of Appendices

APPENDIX 1               PROJECT SCHEDULES

Municipal Road Projects
Municipal Water and Wastewater Projects
Municipal Transit Projects

APPENDIX 2      TYPICAL MITIGATING MEASURES FOR POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS

APPENDIX 3       SCREENING CRITERIA

APPENDIX 4       MASTER PLANS

APPENDIX 5        PUBLIC CONSULTATION

APPENDIX 6        SAMPLE NOTICES

APPENDIX 7        INFORMATION REGARDING THE CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT ACT

APPENDIX 8         INTEGRATED APPROACH – CONSULTATION GUIDANCE