Friday, August 29, 2014

Three named to powerful land tribunal

Three people have been appointed to an Ontario tribunal that hears appeals related to land, conservation, water and pesticides legislation.

They are Justin Duncan of Toronto, Sarah Jacobs of Windsor and Karen Kraft Sloan of Shanty Bay. All three were appointed by the Ontario cabinet to two-year terms.

The main role of the Environmental Resources Tribunal is to adjudicate applications and appeals made under the Environmental Assessment Act, the Environmental Protection Act, the Ontario Water Resources Act, the Nutrient Management Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Waste Management Act, the Pesticides Act, and leave to appeal applications under the Environmental Bill of Rights.

In addition, the Tribunal functions as the Niagara Escarpment Hearing Officer to hear development permit appeals and Niagara Escarpment Plan amendment applications under the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act. 
The Tribunal also functions as the Hearing Officer under the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act and under the Greenbelt Act