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.
Bill 13 (Supporting People and Businesses Act, 2021) received Royal Assent on December 2, 2021. For information on the approved Regulatory Registry notice click on Crown Forest Sustainability Act - Regulatory Registry link under Related Links, in the Supporting Section of this notice.
December 23, 2021
Why consultation isn't required
The Environmental Bill of Rights does not require this notice to be placed on the Environmental Registry. However, we are sharing our proposals to amend the Crown Forest Sustainability Act for information purposes.
The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry (NDMNRF) is proposing to amend the Crown Forest Sustainability Act to reduce red-tape. Changes to the Crown Forest Sustainability Act will enable us to develop a streamlined authorization approach for the harvest of Crown forest resources for personal, non-commercial use (e.g., firewood, building products, and Christmas trees).
Currently, the licensing requirements to harvest Crown forest resources for personal, non-commercial use are the same as the licensing requirements for industrial or commercial use.
We are proposing changes to the Crown Forest Sustainability Act to give us the ability to develop a new, streamlined authorization and regulations for the harvest of Crown forest resources for personal, non-commercial use. This will make the approval process easier for clients, forest industry and government.
Future regulatory changes that may be environmentally significant will be posted on the Environmental Registry of Ontario for consultation.
If you would like to comment on these proposals, please see the Regulatory Registry notice, linked below.
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Sault Ste Marie, ON
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