FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Landfill Announcement Public Statement, 2021
6/17/2021 11:17:25 AM
June 17, 2021 Media Release: 2021-1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Landfill Announcement Public Statement, 2021
After careful consideration of the Environmental Assessment Act as amended in July 2020, the Township of South-West Oxford will be considering a motion on the Township Council agenda of July 13, 2021 regarding the Townships support for the Walker Environmental Group’s proposal for a landfill in Zorra Township. The amendments to the Environmental Assessment Act requires that any municipality within 3.5 kilometers of a proposed landfill site must provide a council resolution of support for the EA to be complete and prior to submission.
Since December of 2012 The Township of South West Oxford has been an active member of the Joint Municipal Coordinating Committee that oversees a Peer Review of both the proposed South West Landfill EA Terms of Reference and the draft EA document. South West Oxford is still supportive of our involvement in the work of the JMCC as Walker Environmental completes their EA by late summer.
Bill 197, COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020 received Royal Assent on July 21, 2021. The Bill included an amendment to the Environment Assessment Act, requiring a proponent to obtain municipal support from the host municipality and other municipalities located within 3.5 km of the proposal landfill.
Mary Ellen Greb | Chief Administrative Officer | Township of South-West Oxford
519-485-0477 Ext. 7025 | email@example.com