The Crowe Valley Conservation Authority (CVCA) has a regulation called Ontario Regulations 159/06 Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses.
Its purpose is to protect public safety , property and the environment. This is accomplished by requiring approval through permits for work that could impact by what are referred to as natural hazards.
Natural hazards are processes such as flooding and erosion that could be worsened if development ( buildings and structures) and site alterations (i.e. filling, excavating and grading) are not conducted in a manner that accounts for potential impacts.
The CVCA's review process under the regulation ensures that no negative impacts relate to natural hazards will result from work.
How do I know if I need a Permit?
- In the channel of a watercourse or in a waterbody
- Within 15 m of the floodplain associated with a watercourse or waterbody
- Within 30 m of the top of a bank of a watercourse or waterbody
- In a wetland
- Within 120 m of a Provincially Significant Wetland
- Within 30 m of all other wetlands less than 2 acres
Once you have determined that you fall under the screening criteria, you need to contact us so that we can perform a more detailed assessment of permit requirements.
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