Holland Marsh; Holland Marsh (ON)

Reasons for a Federal Assessment
Project Description
Final Decision

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Reference Numbers

Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry: 04-01-3544
Fisheries and Oceans Canada: 96HCAACA4000000070

Environmental Assessment Type


Responsible or Regulated Authorities

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Reasons for a Federal Assessment

On May 6, 2004, it was determined that an environmental assessment was required in relation to the project because Fisheries and Oceans Canada considered taking action in relation to subsection 35(2) of the Fisheries Act.

Project Description (as posted in the Notice of Commencement)

DREDGING AND RECONSTRUCTION OF NORTH AND SOUTH HOLLAND MARSH DRAINAGE CANALS - - 7.3 KM BOTTOM CLEAN OUT AND LEVELLING, 1.9 KM BOTTOM CLEAN OUT AND HAUL AWAY, 0.9 KM PARTIAL RELOCATION WITH MAJOR BERM, 8.9 KM FULL RELOCATION (NO BERM), 8.8 KM FULL RELOCATION WITH IMPORTED CLAY BERM The project includes any construction, operation, modification, decommissioning, abandonment or other undertaking associated with the reconstruction of the Holland Marsh Drainage System. This includes all access routes, storage sites and staging areas, as well as all physical activities outlined in the Scope of Project Table (Attachment B in the "Draft Scope of the Environmental Assessment for the Holland Marsh Drain Reconstruction Project" report).

Final Decision

A decision was taken on February 25, 2008 and was that the authority may exercise any power or perform any duty or function with respect to the project because, after taking into consideration the screening report and taking into account the implementation of appropriate mitigation measures, the authority is of the opinion that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.