January 18, 2019 RE:…

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Township of East Garafraxa

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January 18, 2019

RE: Comments from the Township of East Garafraxa on:

1. EBR # 013-4040: Amending the Renewable Energy Approvals Regulation to
help restore municipal authority;
2. EBR # 013-4265: New regulation under the Planning Act to prescribe
transitional provisions for the proposed Green Energy Repeal Act, 2018;
3. EBR #4288: Proposed amendments to O.Reg.274/18, Siting Restrictions for
Renewable Energy Generation Facilities; and,
4. EBR # 3800: Amendments to the Renewable Energy Approvals (O.Reg.359/09)
with respect to the Proponent of projects to show that there is demand for

The Township of East Garafraxa (the Township) is favourable to the proposed regulation amendments to restore municipal planning authority over the siting of renewable energy projects, to ensure that renewable energy approvals are only issued if confirmation of zoning approval is received from local municipal authorities, and to require proponents of projects to show that there is demand for electricity.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan M. Stone, A.M.C.T.

Township of East Garafraxa

cc. Ms. Sylvia Jones, Dufferin-Caledon MPP /Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Mr. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs