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The Corporation of the Municipality of Wawa (Municipality) has completed the Environmental Screening Process under the Province’s Environmental Assessment Act (EAA) for the proposed expansion of the Wawa municipal waste disposal site.

The Environmental Screening Process (ESP) was initiated to investigate the preferred method to expand waste disposal capacity.

As the Municipality’s preferred option of expanding the current waste disposal site by more than 40,000 cubic metres but by no more than 100,000 cubic metres, the proposed undertaking was exempt from Schedule II of the EAA. Accordingly, the Municipality initiated the Environmental Screening Process (ESP) as described under Ontario Regulation 101/07 (Waste Management Projects). The ESP required that the Municipality follow the prescribed steps, as outlined by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks in their Guide to Environmental Assessment Requirements for Waste Management Projects.

The ESP included public consultation, contact with Indigenous communities and government agencies and the identification of potential and net environmental effects resulting from a proposed expansion. Following the completion of the ESP, the proposed expansion of the Wawa waste disposal site is considered a feasible option for addressing the Municipality’s future waste management needs.

The Environmental Screening Report (ESR) documents the process followed and the outcomes. By this notice, the ESR is being placed on the public record for a 60 day review period. The ESR is available starting on September 7, 2021 for public review (expiring November 6, 2021) at and at the following locations:

Information for public review
The Corporation of the Municipality of Wawa
40 Broadway Avenue
Wawa, ON P0S 1K0
Kresin Engineering Corporation
536 Fourth Line East
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 6J8

Interested persons should provide comments to or to the Municipality Office within the review period noted above. Comments should be directed to Dan Beach, Director of Infrastructure Services at the address shown below.

If concerns regarding the project cannot be resolved through discussions with the Municipality, a party may make a written request to the Director (address below) within the 60 day review period to elevate the project to an individual environmental assessment.

Information for submitting concerns
Dan Beach
Director of Infrastructure Services Municipality of Wawa
26 Magpie Road, PO Box 500
Wawa, ON P0S 1K0
Director, Environmental Approvals Branch
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
135 St. Clair Ave West, 1st Floor Toronto ON M4V 1P5

Respondents should note that information collected will be subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments received will become part of the public record and may be included in the study documentation prepared for public review.

To read the full report, click here.