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 Ministry, The Vermilion Forest Management Company Ltd. and the Sudbury Forest Local Citizens Committee would like to advise you that the (2020 – 2030) Forest Management Plan (FMP) for the Sudbury 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: December 6, 2017
- Stage Two – Review of Proposed Long-Term Management Direction: February 19, 2019
- Stage Three – Information Centre: Review of Proposed Operations: May 24, 2019 public was invited to review and comment on proposed operations of the plan
- Stage Four - Information Centre: Review of Draft Forest Management Plan: October 28, 2019 public was invited to review and comment on draft forest management plan
This Stage Five notice is to advise you that the Ministry-Approved FMP will be available for inspection on February 10, 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 10 to March 10, 2020 at the following locations:
- The Vermilion Forest Management Company Ltd. office, Scott McPherson, R.P.F., 311 Harrison Dr., Sudbury, ON, 705-752-5430 ext. 23
- The Ministry’s public website and ServiceOntario locations in Sudbury; and the 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 Forest Management Plan.
The approval date of the plan is tentatively scheduled for February 7, 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; however, 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: Laura Julian at 705-564-7838.
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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.
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