Notice of permit

Regional or Local Number: SARA-OR-2017-0389

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 73 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. SARA-OR-2017-0389 is issued.

Purpose:
Affecting the species is incidental to the carrying out of the activity

Description:
This Permit authorizes the permit holder to incidentally kill, harm, harass, the individuals of six reptile species (species names undisclosed on the registry for sensitivity reasons), and three bat species listed as threatened or endangered; and, to damage or destroy the residences of individuals of those species, as a result of preparing for, constructing, operating and decommissioning a power generating facility. This permit authorizes the permit holder to capture and relocate individuals out of harm’s way.

Start Date: 2017-07-01   End Date: 2042-07-01

Issuing Authority: Environment Canada

Authority Used:

  • Species at Risk Act

Location of Activity (province, territory or ocean):

  • Ontario

Affected Species:

Pre-Conditions:
(a) All reasonable alternatives to the activity that would reduce the impact on the species have been considered and the best solution has been adopted. A number of alternative projects were considered by both the Henvey Inlet First Nation and the applicant in terms of reducing the impact on species at risk, achieving the socio-economic benefits on the reserve, and broader environmental considerations such as climate change and other wildlife species. (b) All feasible measures will be taken to minimize the impact of the activity on the species or the residences of its individuals. The applicant will undertake measures to minimize the impact on species at risk including pre-project monitoring to inform micro-siting, various avoidance measures, timing of activities based on the biology of the species, construction of ecopassages and approaches aimed at reducing (preventing) road / construction interactions with individuals of the species. In addition, to manage the impacts of the project, the Henvey Inlet First Nation has established an environmental stewardship regime under the First Nations Land Management Act. Under that regime, the work will be done under the supervision of an independent Environmental Commissioner who will guide ongoing adaptive management approaches. (c) The activity will not jeopardize the survival or recovery of the species. Complementary conservation actions the applicant will undertake to enhance the biodiversity of the region will reduce the risk of jeopardy to the survival or recovery of species at risk affected by the project.

Other Relevant Information:
N/A

Contact Person(s)
Canadian Wildlife Service
Burlington, Ontario
Phone: (905) 336-4464
Fax: (905) 336-4587
E-mail: wildlife.ontario@ec.gc.ca