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Permit Application

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APPLICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT/ALTERATION-INSTRUCTIONS

ALL APPLICATIONS RECEIVED MUST INCLUDE:

  1. Scaled plan view (top view) and scaled cross-sectional (side view) drawing and illustrate the proposed Works, property boundaries/dimensions, location of surrounding buildings, roads, watercourses, drainage features (ditches/culverts), existing site conditions (grades, structures, watercourses). Include construction methods and access routes. See examples below.
  2. Legal survey of subject property and a location map in relation to major intersections
  3. Sediment control plan

  4. Site rehabilitation/restoration plan.

  5. Additional information may be required (i.e. geotechnical study; engineered plans; cross-section/elevation plans).

To ensure your application will be processed in a timely manner, please complete all sections of the application. Processing will not begin if any part of the application is incomplete and/or if payment is not attached. Processing of application can take 2-6 weeks.


 

APPLICATION TYPE
REVIEW FEE

MINOR WORKAPPLICATION - decks; structures less than 108 square feet, residential  pedestal solar panel installations; abutment or platform for cantilevered dock; patios at grade; etc.

$160
STANDARD WORKAPPLICATION - new structures larger than 108 square feet; additions to  existing structures; culvert replacements (same elevation/size/location); repairs to existing boat launch; repairs to existing boardwalk; dug/blasted wells; pools (above ground/in-ground); boathouses; new/replacement sewage systems; directional drilling; filling/grading/excavation outside the flood plain or adjacent to a wetland; etc. $320
MAJOR WORKAPPLICATION - shoreline protection works; excavation of ponds;  new/maintenance dredging; new boatslips; new construction of public utilities/infrastructure (roads/pipelines/water or sewer services); repairs to private dams; any other new development within the flood plain/wetland (i.e. reconstruction of dwelling); new channelization/channel maintenance; alterations to watercourse; etc. $690
NEW INFRASTRUCTURE WORKAPPLICATION - review of new culverts; new/replacement  bridges; applications involving slope stability review/coastal engineering/hydraulic analysis; etc. $1150
PERMIT AMENDMENT APPLICATION (for valid permit)
Site visit not required/site visit required.
$80/$320
APPLICATION TO THE AUTHORITY HEARING BOARD
$1530
PERMIT FEES FOR VIOLATIONS UNDER ONTARIO REGULATION 97/04
Double the normal application fee
FISHERIES ACT REVIEW - for assistance with projects which may require review by  Department of Fisheries & Oceans (DFO), & for assistance in complying with the Fisheries Act. Alternatively, & at no cost, the applicant can perform a self-assessment & complete an application through DFO directly. For further information please visit http://dfo-mpo.gc.ca/pnw-ppe/indexeng.html or contact the Fisheries Protection Program office at 1.855.852.8320. $320 minimum

 


 

NOTES

TIMING GUIDELINES FOR PROJECTS BELOW THE SEASONAL HIGH WATER MARK

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry (OMNRF) is the lead agency for setting timing guidelines for work below the seasonal high water mark. Timing guidelines are applied to protect fish from impacts of work or undertakings in and around water during spawning migrations and other critical life history stages. Proposed projects located below the seasonal high water mark may require a Crown Land Work Permit and applicants will be directed to https://www.ontario.ca/page/crown-land-work-permits for more information and/or to seek project approval/permits,

 

COMPLYING WITH THE FEDERAL FISHERIES ACT

Proposed in-water projects and/or proposed projects located below the seasonal high water mark may require approval/authorization by the federal Department of Fisheries & Oceans (DFO). Applicants will be directed to http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/pnw-ppe/index-eng.html to complete an on-line assessment of the proposed project which will determine whether a formal review and authorization by DFO is required.

To determine whether the project requires a review by DFO or to seek support in complying with the Fisheries Act, the owner/agent may choose to have Quinte Conservation act as a qualified environmental professional. Quinte Conservation will advise the owner/agent how to proceed with the project while also protecting fish and fish habitat by providing technical advice on the appropriate project design and measures to avoid and/or reduce impacts.

 

PROCESS

After reviewing the application and performing a site visit, Quinte Conservation staff will either issue a permit or deny the application. Should an application be denied, the owner can withdraw or revise their application, or proceed to a hearing before Quinte Conservation's Hearing Board. If the Board's decision is to grant permission to the owner, a permit will then be issued. If the Board's decision is to deny permission, the owner will be notified of the reasons in writing, and the decision may be appealed within 30 days to the Minister of Natural Resources (Mining and Lands Commissioner). Fees will not be refunded for applications that are refused.

A permit is valid for a period of two years from the date of issue. Permit renewals are not granted. Permits are not transferrable. A permitamendment will represent a change to the original permit issued.

 

NOTICE OF COLLECTION

Pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the personal information contained on this form is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, RSO 1990, c27. This information is used to assess applications for and where approved, the issuance of the Development, Interference with Wetlands & Alterations to Shorelines & Watercourses Permit.

in the event the property location on the application falls within a vulnerable area as defined by the Clean Water Act, 2006, S.O. 2006, c.22 and the Quinte Region Approved Assessment Report, 2014, the information collected will be used by the Risk Management Office at Quinte Conservation under subsection 54(3) of the Clean Water Act, 2006 for the purposes of Part IV screening for and regulation of drinking water threats. Information may also be provided to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, your municipality and other regulatory bodies.

 


 

 


 

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