Statement of Environmental Values for the Ministry of Infrastructure

ERO number
013-2982
Notice type
Policy
Posted by
Ministry of Infrastructure
Notice stage
Decision Updated
Decision posted
Comment period
May 8, 2018 - June 8, 2018 (31 days) Closed
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Update Announcement

We extended this comment period by a day, until June 8, 2018, to make sure the comment period matches the same notice on the old Environmental Registry.

March 26, 2020

This consultation was open from:
May 8, 2018
to June 8, 2018

Decision summary

The Ministry of Infrastructure (MOI) will be proposing a new Statement of Environmental Values (SEV) in order to reflect the changes in its structure and mandate, as well as to acknowledge the priority of addressing climate change. Given the changes, this proposal is no longer being considered.

Decision details

Public consultation was extended by a day, until June 8, 2018, to make sure the comment period matches the same notice on the old Environmental Registry.

Public consultation took place for 31 days between May 8, 2018 to June 8, 2018.

The Ministry of Infrastructure will be proposing a new Statement of Environmental Values in order to reflect the changes in its structure and mandate, as well as to acknowledge the priority of addressing climate change. Given the changes, this proposal is no longer being considered.

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900 Bay Street
8th floor, Hearst Tower
Toronto, ON
M7A 1L2
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ERO number
013-2982
Notice type
Policy
Posted by
Ministry of Infrastructure
Proposal posted

Comment period

May 8, 2018 - June 8, 2018 (31 days)

Proposal details

Description of policy

We are proposing a Statement of Environmental Values (SEV) in order to reflect the establishment of the Ministry of Infrastructure and changes in its structure and mandate, as well as to acknowledge the priority of addressing climate change.

The Environmental Bill of Rights Act, 1993 (EBR) is unique legislation and an important tool in environmental protection. It establishes mechanisms to ensure the public is informed, engaged and consulted on matters of environmental significance, as well as to provide for government accountability in environmental decision-making.

The SEV requires that each ministry prescribed under the act develop and publish a SEV specific to the work of that ministry. A SEV is a ministry’s statement of environmental principles and a guidance document directing the minister and ministry staff as they make decisions regarding policies, acts, regulations and instruments that might affect the environment.

The EBR requires that the SEV explain:

  • how the purposes of the act are to be applied when decisions that might significantly affect the environment are made in the ministry; and
  • how consideration of the purposes of the act should be integrated with other considerations, including social, economic and scientific considerations, that are part of decision-making in the ministry.

We are proposing a SEV to:

  • Reflect the establishment of the Ministry of Infrastructure;
  • Reflect the ministry mandate;
  • Incorporate commitments to mitigate and adapt to climate change;
  • Ensure that the language used in the SEV is consistent with the language used in the EBR.

Purpose of policy

To update the Ministry of Infrastructure’s Statement of Environmental Values to incorporate its name change, reflect changes in the ministry’s structure and mandate, and acknowledge the priority of addressing climate change.

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Deputy Minister's Office
Address

900 Bay Street
8th floor, Hearst Tower
Toronto, ON
M7A 1L2
Canada

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Comment

Commenting is now closed.

This consultation was open from May 8, 2018
to June 8, 2018

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