Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Stormwater Master Plan (Phase 2) notice of study commencement

Thu, 03 Sep 2015

Through this study, the town will review its current standards, policies and by-laws and assess how the town’s stormwater infrastructure functions, identify vulnerabilities and develop short and long range improvement plans.

Phase 1 of the study focused on assessing the structural condition of the underground pipe network and gathering background data to support Phase 2. The objective of Phase 2 is to comprehensively assess the function of the existing stormwater management network and document its ability to respond to continued land use changes (infill development, land redevelopment) and climate change (increasing rainfall frequency and intensity). This study is expected to identify system limitations that may require improvements (capital projects) as well as adoption of new/revised policies, bylaws, and/or standards to ensure that the town's stormwater management system continues to operate effectively for the protection of persons, property and the environment.

A key compenent of this study will be consultation with interested stakeholders (public, landowners and regulatory agencies). Two Public Information Centres (PICs) will be held to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to review and discuss the study approach, findings and recommendations. Details on the Public Information Centres will be advertised in the Oakville Beaver and on the town’s website at oakville.ca as the study progresses (currently planned for early 2016).

The study will be conducted in compliance with Section A.2.7 Master Plans, as defined in the Municipal Engineers Association “Municipal Class Environmental Assessment,” (June 2000) updated in 2007 and 2011, which will address Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class EA process. The town is interested in hearing any comments or input that you may have about this study. Comments and information regarding the study are being collected to assist the town in meeting the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act. This material will be kept on file for use during the study and may be included in study documentation.

If you would like more information or if you have specific conmments related to this study, please contact either of the following:

Kristina Park, P. Eng.
Water Resources Engineer
Town of Oakville
Engineering and Construction Department
1225 Trafalgar Road, P.O. Box 310
Oakville, ON L6J 5A6
905-845-6601 ext. 3889
kristina.parker@oakville.ca

Mr. Ron Scheckenberger, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Amec Foster Wheeler
Environment & Infrastructure
3215 North Service Road
Burlington, ON L7R 3G2
905-335-2353
ron.scheckenberger@amecfw.com