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Report reinforces need to reform Ontario's Municipal Class Environmental Assessments

July 19, 2019

With study costs skyrocketing and timelines exceeding two years, it’s time to reform the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) process, says a report released by RCCAO.  The report entitled “Case Studies That Support Reforming Ontario’s Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Process” provides summaries of 12 recent projects where the cumbersome MCEA process has contributed to lengthy and often unnecessary processing delays. Nine of the projects are road-oriented, two pertain to bridge structures and one is a water project intended to prevent sewage from entering the Ottawa River. Ten of these municipal projects took between two years and five plus to go through the process.

Press Release - July 17, 2019

RCCAO Report - CASE STUDIES: That Support Reforming Ontario’s Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Process

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