Notice of Study Commencement for Flood Mitigation Study Lower Morrison and Lower Wedgewood Creeks

Thu, 06 Oct 2016

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment
Flood Mitigation Study
Lower Morrison and Lower Wedgewood Creeks,

The study

The Town of Oakville has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) for the Flood Mitigation Opportunities Study for Lower Morrison and Lower Wedgewood Creeks (ref. Study Area Key Plan).

In 2008, the town completed the town-wide Flood Prioritization Study which provided an initial review of flood vulnerability helped to identify/characterize flood-prone sites, as well as determine a list of prioritized sites and potential flood solutions. This Class EA will refine the work completed in the townwide study, leading to recommended capital projects for flood mitigation.

Amec Foster Wheeler has been retained by the town to complete the study.

The process

The study is being conducted in compliance with Schedule ‘C’ of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015), which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

This notice marks the start of the Class EA, a study which will define the problem or opportunity, identify and evaluate alternative solutions, and determine the preferred solution(s) in consultation with the town, regulatory agencies, First Nations, and the public.

Consultation with stakeholders (public and agencies) is a key component of the study. Public Information Centre (PICs) will be held to discuss issues related to the project, including alternative solutions, evaluation criteria, environmental impacts and mitigation measures. PIC dates and details will be advertised as the study progresses. Once the study is complete, an Environmental Study Report (ESR) will be prepared and available for public review and comment. A Notice of Completion will be issued at that stage.

Comments

The town would appreciate your questions or comments. You are encouraged to provide your comments so that they may be incorporated into the planning of this project. Public input will be kept on file for use during the study and may be included in study documentation.

Contacts

If you have questions or comments related to this study or if you would like to be added to the study mailing list, please contact:

Kristina Parker, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Water Resources Engineer
Town of Oakville, 1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON L6H 0H3
Tel: 905-845-6601, ext. 3889 Fax: 905-338-4414
kristina.parker@oakville.ca

Aaron Brouwers, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure
3215 North Service Road
Burlington, ON L7R 3G2
Tel: 905-335-2353 Fax : 905-335-1414
Toll-free: 1-866-751-2353
aaron.brouwers@amecfw.com

Information related to the study and consultation process will also be posted on the Flooding page.

Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. This notice was first issued on September 15, 2016.