Development of government response statements in relation to final recovery strategies for three species at risk published on December 13, 2017 in accordance with the Endangered Species Act, 2007

ERO number
013-1865
Notice type
Policy
Posted by
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Comment period
December 13, 2017 - January 12, 2018 (30 days) Closed

This consultation was open from:
December 13, 2017
to January 12, 2018

Decision summary

We are closing this notice and proposing species-specific policies (government response statements) for Blue Ash, Gypsy Cuckoo Bumble Bee and Kentucky Coffee-tree under Environmental Registry number 013-3605.

Decision details

We are closing this notice and proposing species-specific policies (government response statements) under Environmental Registry number 013-3605 that outline the actions the government intends to lead and support in the protection and recovery of three species at risk in Ontario: Blue Ash, Gypsy Cuckoo Bumble Bee and Kentucky Coffee-tree.

On June 29, 2018, the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks assumed responsibility for the Endangered Species Act, 2007. The act was formerly the responsibility of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

As a result, Stage 2 of this process will now occur under Environmental Registry number 013-3605. Please refer to Environmental Registry number 013-3605 to review and submit comments on the draft government response statements for Blue Ash, Gypsy Cuckoo Bumble Bee and Kentucky Coffee-tree.

Comments received

Through the registry

2

By email

0

By mail

0
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Effects of consultation

All comments received during the Stage 1 posting were considered during the development of the draft government response statements. Please refer to Environmental Registry number 013-3605 to view the proposed government response statements.

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300 Water Street
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Peterborough ON K9J 3C7
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Original proposal

ERO number
013-1865
Notice type
Policy
Posted by
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Proposal posted

Comment period

December 13, 2017 - January 12, 2018 (30 days)

Proposal details

Updates

This notice was first published on December 13, 2017 for a 30 day comment period at Stage 1.

Description of policy

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is initiating the development of government response statements in relation to recovery strategies for the following three species:

  • Blue Ash
  • Gypsy Cuckoo Bumble Bee
  • Kentucky Coffee-tree

Recovery strategies consistent with the requirements of Section 11 of the Endangered Species Act, 2007 were finalized for these species on December 13, 2017 and are available on Ontario’s Species at Risk website (links are provided below under Other Relevant Information).

The finalization of these recovery strategies triggers the requirement to develop a government response statement in relation to each recovery strategy. Each government response statement will provide the government’s goal for the recovery of the species and a summary of the prioritized actions the Government of Ontario intends to take in response to the associated recovery strategy. The development of the government response statements will be completed in two stages.

During Stage 1, the public is invited to review the final recovery strategies and submit comments through the Environmental Registry, as well as through an online survey, about the goals and actions the Government of Ontario should consider in the development of government response statements. These comments and the recommendations contained within the recovery strategies will be considered in the development of the proposed government response statements.

During Stage 2, the proposed government response statements will be made available to the public on the Environmental Registry. The public will be invited to review and comment on the proposed government response statements. Comments will be considered in finalizing the government response statements. Please reference Environmental Registry number 013-1865 in your comments.

Purpose of policy

The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that recovery strategies for three species at risk have been prepared and to seek comments for the development of the associated government response statements.

Other information

Stage 1
Comments may be provided through the Environmental Registry and/or through an online survey by January 12, 2018.

The following web-links provide additional information about this notice:

Ontario recovery strategies:

Public consultation

This proposal was posted for a 30 day public review and comment period starting December 13, 2017. Comments were to be received by January 12, 2018.

All comments received during the comment period are being considered as part of the decision-making process by the Ministry.

Please Note: All comments and submissions received have become part of the public record.

Other public consultation opportunities

The following is a summary of public consultation opportunities:

Stage 1: Opportunity to comment on the actions the Government of Ontario should consider committing to in the development of the government response statements: December 13, 2017 to January 12, 2018.

Stage 2: Opportunity to comment on the proposed government response statements: Spring/Summer 2018.

Supporting materials

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Comment

Commenting is now closed.

This consultation was open from December 13, 2017
to January 12, 2018

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Megan McAndrew

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Office
Species Conservation Policy Branch
Address

300 Water Street
Floor 5N
Peterborough ON K9J 3C7
Canada

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