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Regulations


South Nation Conservation works with local municipalities, the Ministry of Natural Resources, and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to ensure waterfront developments are safe and environmentally sound.

SNC’s Regulation, Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act, is known as Ontario Regulation 170/06 Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alteration to Shorelines and Watercourses

Ontario Regulation 170/06 ensures public safety and protection of property from natural hazards. We also prevent pollution and destruction of sensitive environmental areas such as wetlands, shorelines, and watercourses.  Ontario Regulation 170/06 creates Regulated Areas where development may be subject to: flooding; erosion; or where interference with wetlands and alterations to shorelines and watercourses have adverse effect on environmental features. 

Are you planning development work near a watershed, river, stream, wetland, slope, or shoreline?

You may require a permit from SNC. Contact us to find out and obtain a permit prior to any site grading and placing, dumping, or removing any material.

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Please note that an SNC permit does not replace building permits, or any other permits issued by municipal offices and other government agencies.