Mega-quarry: MNR extends EBR comment period
AWARE Simcoe April 27 2010
Clarification from Darren White, deputy mayor of Melancthon: The objection process under the Aggregate Resources Act has closed as was expected. What was extended is the comment period on the Environmental Registry of Ontario.
It should be noted however that these comments will be reviewed and form part of the record but Highlands has no obligation to respond to these comments, neither does the MNR. They also will not send any notification that these comments have been received or reviewed.
That process is open until July 11, 2011. Letter are not necessary under this process, comments can be submitted electronically through the EBR website.
Natural Resources Minister Linda Jeffrey has extended the comment period for the megaquarry by 76 days to July 11, 2011, the clerk of Melancthon Township has confirmed. In a message to Facebook supporters, Nikki Cusack of Stop the Quarry urged: “Keep the letters coming!!!”
Note: Deputy Mayor Darren White will be a panelist at the May 28 AWARE Simcoe AGM, one of three speakers on ‘Water – A Vital Resource,’ at the Big Bay Point Golf and Country Club. Watch this space for more details
This Saturday, April 30 in Dalston, there’s an AWARE Simcoe public meeting on monitoring local councils.
Brian Daniels, Michael Daniher on As It Happens (10:34 on the clip)