Notice of study commencement for Taplow Creek Localized Erosion Protection Municipal Class EA Study

Thu, 22 Sep 2016

Taplow Creek Localized Erosion Protection  Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study
Manchester Crescent and Mayfair Road

The Town of Oakville has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for remedial work to address the problem of localized erosion and creek instability on Taplow Creek adjacent to Manchester Crescent, Edgehill Place, Runnymead Crescent and Mayfair Road. This project was identified as a high priority site in the 2015 town-wide Creek Erosion Inventory and Assessment Study (Creek Erosion Study). Erosion was observed in four locations adjacent to residential properties. The 2015 Creek Erosion Study and earlier studies are available on the Natural Areas and Streams page.

This EA will develop, evaluate and recommend preferred alternatives for the stabilization and rehabilitation of the creek channel and banks in these localized areas along Taplow Creek. To determine the nature of the problem, an inventory of the local physical, natural and social environment will be completed. Once the problem is fully understood, a set of alternative solutions will be developed and presented to the public and regulatory agencies for comment.

The study is being carried out in accordance with the requirements of a Schedule B project as outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) Municipal Class EA document (October 2000, as amended in 2007 and 2011), which is an approved process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. The EA process includes public and agency consultation, an evaluation of alternative solutions, an assessment of the potential environmental effects of the alternative solutions, selection of the preferred solution and identification of reasonable measures to mitigate any adverse impacts.

A key component of the study will involve consultation with interested stakeholders, the public and regulatory agencies. You are encouraged to provide your comments so that they may be incorporated into the planning of this project.

Please contact either one of the following project representatives if you would like further information on the project, if you have any questions or comments, or if you would like to be added to the study mailing list.

Kristina Parker, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Town of Oakville, 1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON L6H 0H3
Tel: 905-845-6601, ext. 3889
Fax: 905.338.4159
kristina.parker@oakville.ca

Anna Howes, M.Sc., P.Eng.
Aquafor Beech Ltd., 6-202-2600 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, ON L4W 5B2
Tel: 905-629-0099, ext. 239 Fax: 905-629-0089
howes.a@aquaforbeech.com

Information related to the study and consultation process will also be posted on the Town of Oakville’s website.

Comments are collected under the authority of the Environmental Assessment Act for the purpose public consultation and will become part of the public record. Any personal information accompanying comments will be safeguarded in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

If you have any questions regarding this collection of information please contact

Kristina Parker
905-845-6601, ext. 3889
kristina.parker@oakville.ca

This notice first issued on February 23, 2016, updated September 15, 2016.