Lafarge Canada Inc. - Permit to take water

Instrument type: Permit to take water

ERO number
019-4433
Ministry reference number
3140-C7GNQK
Notice type
Instrument
Act
Ontario Water Resources Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Comment period
October 8, 2021 - November 7, 2021 (30 days) Closed
Last updated

This consultation was open from:
October 8, 2021
to November 7, 2021

Decision summary

This decision is to renew Permit to Take Water No. 2752-8STMEY for Lafarge Canada Inc. for industrial purposes. Water will be taken from one well for aggregate washing purposes at the Uxbridge Pit, located in Uxbridge, Ontario. Permit To Take Water 5063-C93KYD issued on January 6, 2022.

Location details

Site address

Lot 12, Concession 6
Uxbridge, ON
Canada

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Proponent(s)

Lafarge Canada Inc.
6509 Airport Road
Mississauga, ON
L4V1S7
Canada

Decision details

This decision is to renew Permit to Take Water No. 2752-8STMEY for Lafarge Canada Inc. for industrial purposes. Water will be taken from one well for aggregate washing purposes at the Uxbridge Pit, located in Uxbridge, Ontario. Details of the water taking are as follows:

Source name: PW-1

  • purpose category: industrial
  • specific purpose: aggregate washing
  • maximum rate per minute (litres): 1,364
  • maximum number of hours of taking a day: 24
  • maximum volume per day (litres): 1,963,872
  • maximum number of days of taking in a year: 365
  • duration: January 1 to December 31 for 10 years

Permit To Take Water 5063-C93KYD issued on January 6, 2022.

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Comments received

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2

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0

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Effects of consultation

Comments received had concerns with the supporting documentation provided in support of the Category 1 Permit to Take Water application.

The MECP has reviewed the application, taking into consideration the comment that was provided. Category 1 water takings are anticipated to have a lower risk of causing adverse environmental impact/interference. Typically, permit renewals of existing takings are classified as Category 1. Applicants for Category 1 water takings are required to submit detailed information about the proposed water taking, the water source, and related factors such as water conservation measures as part of their permit application. Category 1 water takings do not require the applicant to undertake additional work or submit supporting scientific studies for review by the Ministry.

The ministry will perform a series of checks as part of its technical screening and evaluation of the application. This includes checking whether existing permit requirements and screening criteria are met and checking to ensure conformity with O. Reg. 387/04 requirements; and confirming there have been no documented incidents of interference or other concerns associated with the taking. The MECP reviewed the application, taking into consideration the above requirements, and did not identify any issues with this renewal.

Supporting materials

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Appeal

This instrument decision can be appealed. You have 15 days from January 14, 2022 to begin the appeal process.

Carefully review the information below to learn more about the appeal process.

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Appeal process for decisions published before June 1, 2021

If you’re an Ontario resident, you can start the process to appeal this instrument decision.

First, you’ll need to seek leave (i.e. get permission) from the relevant appellate body to appeal the decision.

If the appellate body grants leave, the appeal itself will follow.

Seek leave to appeal

To seek leave to appeal, you need to do these three things:

  1. prepare your application
  2. provide notice to the minister
  3. mail your application to three parties

1. Prepare your application

You’ll need to prepare an application. You may wish to include the following things in your application:

  1. A document that includes:
    • your name, phone number, fax number (if any), and/or email address
    • the ERO number and ministry reference number (located on this page)
    • a statement about whether you are a resident in Ontario
    • your interest in the decision, and any facts you want taken into account in deciding whether you have an interest in the decision
    • the parts of the instrument that you’re challenging
    • whether the decision could result in significant harm to the environment
    • the reason(s) why you believe that no reasonable person – having regard to the relevant law and to any government policies developed to guide decisions of that kind – could have made the decision
    • the grounds (facts) you’ll be using to appeal
    • the outcome you’d like to see
  2. A copy of the instrument (approval, permit, order) that you you are seeking leave to appeal. You’ll find this in the decision notice on the Environmental Registry
  3. Copies of all supporting documents, facts and evidence that you’ll be using to appeal
What is considered

The appeal body will consider the following two questions in deciding whether to grant you leave to appeal:

  1. is there is good reason to believe that no reasonable person, with respect to the relevant law and to any government policies developed to guide decisions of that kind, could have made the decision?
  2. could the decision you wish to appeal result in significant harm to the environment?

2. Provide your notice

You’ll need to provide notice to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks that you’re seeking leave to appeal.

In your notice, please include a brief description of the:

  • decision that you wish to appeal
  • grounds for granting leave to appeal

You can provide notice by email at minister.mecp@ontario.ca or by mail at:

College Park 5th Floor, 777 Bay St.
Toronto, ON 
M7A 2J3

3. Mail your application

You’ll need to mail your application that you prepared in step #1 to each of these three parties:

  • appellate body
  • issuing authority (the ministry official who issued the instrument)
  • proponent (the company or individual to whom the instrument was issued)

Issuing authority
Monika Macki
Environmental Scientist

Environmental Permissions Branch - Brownfields and Permit to Take Water
435 James St S
Thunder Bay, ON
P7E 6S7
Canada

416-305-7930

Proponent(s)

Lafarge Canada Inc.
6509 Airport Road
Mississauga, ON
L4V1S7
Canada


Appellate body

Environmental Review Tribunal
Attention: The Secretary
655 Bay Street
Floor 15
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1E5
(416) 212-6349
(866) 448-2248
OLT.Registrar@ontario.ca

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Include the following:

ERO number
019-4433
Ministry reference number
3140-C7GNQK

This is not legal advice. Please refer to the Environmental Bill of Rights for exact legal requirements. Consult a lawyer if you need help with the appeal process.

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ERO number
019-4433
Ministry reference number
3140-C7GNQK
Notice type
Instrument
Act
Ontario Water Resources Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Proposal posted

Comment period

October 8, 2021 - November 7, 2021 (30 days)

Proposal details

This proposal is to renew Permit to Take Water No. 2752-8STMEY for Lafarge Canada Inc. for industrial purposes. Water will be taken from one well for aggregate washing purposes at the Uxbridge Pit, located in Uxbridge, Ontario. Details of the water taking are as follows:

Source name: PW-1

  • purpose category: industrial
  • specific purpose: aggregate washing
  • maximum rate per minute (litres): 1,364
  • maximum number of hours of taking a day: 24
  • maximum volume per day (litres): 1,963,872
  • maximum number of days of taking in a year: 365
  • duration: January 1 to December 31 for 10 years

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Comment

Commenting is now closed.

This consultation was open from October 8, 2021
to November 7, 2021

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