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Source Protection Committee

Ministry
Environment, Conservation and Parks
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Background
Clean Water Act, 2006, S.O. 2006, c. 22, ss. 7(4) (opens a new window)
O. Reg. 288/07 (opens a new window)
Function

The Clean Water Act, 2006 includes provisions for the establishment of source protection committees, which are responsible for leading source protection planning in watersheds across the province. As set out in O. Reg. 288/07, a source protection committee is to be made up of representatives from watershed stakeholder groups (such as municipal, agriculture, landowners, industry, environmental non-government organizations) and members of the public at large and would work together with municipalities, conservation authorities, and provincial agencies. The regulation also provides an opportunity for up to three members to be appointed to represent the interests of First Nations communities within the watershed. Under the Act, each source protection committee led the preparation of three documents: (1) a terms of reference, (2) an assessment report, and (3) a source protection plan. These were prepared by the committees following the Act, its regulations, Director's rules (in respect of assessment reports), and guidance material created by the Ministry, while working collaboratively with municipalities and source protection authorities.

Membership

The Minister appoints one chair for each committee as set out in ss. 7(4) of the Clean Water Act, 2006, after considering any recommendations from the source protection authority (or from the lead source protection authority if the committee is established for a region).

Term

There is no limitation in legislation.

Meetings
Since the submission of the proposed terms of reference for each committee, meeting schedules have been determined by the chair in consultation with the source protection authority and occur on an as-needed basis.
Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule A, Level 2 of the Agencies and Appointments Directive.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Part-Time) BILL HODGSON
18-Oct-2022 - 20-Aug-2025
vineland station
2. Chair (Part-Time) DEAN EDWARDSON
18-Oct-2022 - 20-Aug-2025
bright's grove
3. Chair (Part-Time) JAMES HUNT
18-Oct-2022 - 20-Aug-2025
port hope
4. Chair (Part-Time) JOHN WILLIAMSON
18-Oct-2022 - 20-Aug-2025
inverary
5. Chair (Part-Time) LUCY KLOOSTERHUIS
18-Oct-2022 - 20-Aug-2025
kakabeka falls
6. Chair (Part-Time) LYNN DOLLIN
18-Oct-2022 - 20-Aug-2025
cookstown
7. Chair (Part-Time) MATTHEW PEARSON
18-Oct-2022 - 20-Aug-2025
brights grove
8. Chair (Part-Time) MAX CHRISTIE
18-Oct-2022 - 20-Aug-2025
napanee
9. Chair (Part-Time) RAYMOND BEAUREGARD
18-Oct-2022 - 20-Aug-2025
st andrews west
10. Chair (Part-Time) ROBERT EDMONDSON
18-Oct-2022 - 20-Aug-2025
burlington
11. Chair (Part-Time) TOM FUERTH
18-Oct-2022 - 20-Aug-2025
maidstone
12. Chair (Part-Time)
13. Chair (Part-Time)
14. Chair (Part-Time)
15. Chair (Part-Time)
16. Chair (Part-Time)
17. Chair (Part-Time)
18. Chair (Part-Time)
19. Chair (Part-Time)