This notice is for informational purposes only. There is no requirement to consult on this initiative on the Environmental Registry of Ontario. Learn more about the types of notices on the registry.
Why consultation isn't required
The Environmental Bill of Rights 1993 does not require this notice to be placed on the Environmental Registry of Ontario.
We are voluntarily posting this notice for information purposes to advise interested parties of the formal public consultation opportunities for this proposal in accordance with the requirements of the Forest Management Planning Manual.
To participate in that consultation process, the public is invited to submit comments to the contact person identified in this notice.
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. and the Kapuskasing Local Citizens’ Committee would like to advise you that the (2020 – 2030) Forest Management Plan (FMP) for the Gordon Cosens Forest has been approved by the Regional Director and is available for inspection.
The planning process
The plan takes approximately three years to complete. During this time, five formal opportunities for public, First Nation and Métis involvement are provided:
- Stage One – Invitation to Participate: October 10, 2017
- Stage Two – Review of Proposed Long-Term Management Direction: February 13, 2019
- Stage Three – Information Centre: Review of Proposed Operations: May 2, 2019
- Stage Four – Information Centre: Review of Draft Forest Management Plan: November 19, 2019
The Stage Five notice is to advise you that the Ministry-Approved FMP will be available for inspection on February 20, 2020.
There are no further comments being considered during this inspection period.
Forest Management Plan Inspection - Final Opportunity
During the 30-day inspection period, you may make a written request to the Director, Environmental Assessment and Permissions, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, 1st Floor, 135 St Clair Ave. West, Toronto, ON M4V 1P5, for an individual environmental assessment of specific planned operations in the ministry-approved Forest Management Plan.
The approved plan and summary are available for inspection, by appointment, during normal office hours for 30 days February 20 to March 20, 2020 at the following locations:
- RYAM Forest Management: Kevin DelGuidice RPF, 1 Government Road Kapuskasing, Ontario P5N 2Y2 705 337-9773
- MNRF website (ServiceOntario locations in Kapuskasing, Chapleau and Timmins; and the MNRF district offices may provide internet access.)
Interested and affected persons and organizations can arrange an appointment with our staff at the appropriate Ministry district or field office to discuss the FMP.
The approval date of the plan is tentatively scheduled for February 18, 2020.
We are collecting your personal information and comments under the authority of the Crown Forest Sustainability Act. Any personal information you provide (address, name, telephone, etc.) will be protected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act; your comments will become part of the public consultation process and may be shared with the general public. Your personal information may be used to send you further information related to this forest management planning exercise. If you have questions about the use of your personal information, please contact: Josee Tourville at 705-372-2227.
View materials in person
Important notice: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, viewing supporting materials in person is not available at this time.
Please reach out to the Contact listed in this notice to see if alternate arrangements can be made.
5520 Highway 101 East
South Porcupine, ON
613 Front Street
P.O. Box 670
5520 101 Highway East
P.O. Bag 3090
South Porcupine, ON
190 Cherry Street
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