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Permits for Dredged Material

Milestone 5: Permit is Published

Step 11: EC Publishes Permit in the Canada Gazette [and 7 Day Publication Submission Plus Mandatory 30 Day Waiting Period Begins]

  1. EC sets terms and conditions and drafts the permit.
  2. EC submits the permit to the Canada Gazette Part 1 [at least seven days in advance of publishing date].
  3. Public may submit Notice of Objection to EC.
  4. EC assesses information provided in Notice of Objection.
  5. EC Ministerial decision.
    * Decision point (Minister may revoke the permit and end the regulatory process, or may allow the permit to proceed, or may require permit revisions or alterations).

Action that initiates step

The Permit decision is made (Step 10).

EC roles and responsibilities

In Step 11, EC drafts and submits the Permit to the Canada Gazette Part I for publishing at least seven days in advance of the publishing date, and at least 30 days before the first date on which loading or disposal is authorized by the permit.

Other parties’ roles & responsibilities

In the case of dredged or excavated material, half of the required monitoring fee calculated at a rate of $470.00 per 1000 cubic meters is due prior to publication. The second half of the fee is due no later than halfway through the period for which the permit is valid.

Documentation involved in step

A copy of the published Permit is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) Registry, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) Registry, and on-line from the Canada Gazette Part I website.

Decision-making criteria

Not applicable.

Component Activities

This Step consists of the following activities:

  1. EC sets the terms and conditions and drafts the Permit as per s. 129 and Schedule 6 of CEPA 1999;
  2. EC submits the Permit to the Canada Gazette Part I;
  3. Public may submit Notice of Objection to EC within 30 days after publication in the Canada Gazette. The notice must state the reasons for objecting to the issuance of the permit and must request a Board of Review be established to review that decision;
  4. The Minister assesses information provided in Notice of Objection; and,
  5. EC Ministerial decision on need to suspend, alter or revoke permit.

End-point, final product of step

If a Notice of Objection is received, the Minister of EC decides to revise, alter or revoke the Permit or to proceed with the permit as drafted.

Step 12: Permit is Valid After the Minimum 30 Day Notification Period or on the Permit Start Date (Whichever is Later)