2. Under the Clean Water Act, 2006, what are "Terms of Reference" and how will these documents be drafted, reviewed and approved?


ANSWER: Terms of Reference are locally drafted “work plans” to direct the source protection planning process now underway in Source Protection Areas and Regions across Ontario. The mandatory content requirements for Terms of Reference are largely prescribed by regulation. There are key opportunities for public review and comment upon proposed Terms of Reference before these documents are approved by the Minister of the Environment.


Background: The overall purpose of Ontario’s Clean Water Act, 2006 (“CWA”) is to protect existing and future sources of... download 4 page fact sheet below.

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