Flood and Erosion Control Study for Watercourse 11, Fifty Point Conservation Area

Conservation Ontario Class Environmental Assessment
Notice of Filing Document for Review

The Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) has completed a study to investigate possible flood control alternatives for Watercourse No. 11, Fifty Point Conservation Area. The focus has been to assess possible alternatives to alleviate flooding occurring at the Fifty Point Conservation Area and adjacent private lands located north of the conservation area.

The study has assessed several flood control alternatives. The Preferred Alternative includes the diversion of flows from Watercourse No. 11 to the Fifty Point Pond and ultimately into Fifty Creek. This diversion represents two-thirds of the drainage area of Watercourse No. 11. The study provides additional information on all of the alternatives considered, the evaluation process and implementation considerations of the Preferred Alternative.

The study has been conducted in accordance with Conservation Ontario’s procedures as outlined in the Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for Remedial Flood and Erosion Control Projects (2002, amended June 2013) under the Environmental Assessment Act. Two Public Information Centres (PICs) were held in order to gather comments and input from stakeholders and members of the public. The first PIC was held on February 20, 2018 and the second PIC was held on June 13, 2018.

This Notice of Filing Document for Review places the study on public record for a 30 day review period commencing March 21, 2019. Interested persons are invited to review the study in electronic format through the links below:

The study is also available in paper format at the following location:

HCA Main Administrative Office
838 Mineral Springs Road
Ancaster ON L9G 4X1
Tel: 905.525.2181
Fax: 905-648-4622
nature@conservationhamilton.ca

Subject to comments received and obtaining the necessary approvals, HCA intends to proceed with the implementation of this project. Persons with comments should provide them in writing within the 30 calendar days from the date of this notice to:

Hamilton Conservation Authority

Mr. Scott Peck, MCIP, RPP
Deputy Chief Administrative Officer/
Director – Watershed Planning & Engineering
838 Mineral Springs Road
Ancaster ON L9G 4X1
Tel: 905.525.2181 ext. 130
Email: tspeck@conservationhamilton.ca

Every effort will be made to address concerns raised, however if any individual feels that serious environmental concerns remain unresolved after consulting with HCA staff, it is your right to request that the project be subject to a Part II Order by the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.

As of July 1st 2018, a standardized form is to be used by anyone who believes that the environmental assessment process was incomplete, incorrect in that it failed to follow the required process. The required form can be found on the Forms Repository website (http://www.forms.ssb.gov.on.ca/) by searching “Part II Order” or “012-2206E (the form ID number). Once completed, the form is then to be sent to both the Minister and Director of the Environmental Assessment and Permissions Branch. Their addresses are:

Minister, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
New address:
Office of the Minister
777 Bay Street, 5th Floor
Toronto ON M7A 2J3
Tel.: 416-314-6790
Minister.mecp@ontario.ca

Director, Environmental Assessment and Permissions Branch
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
135 St. Clair Ave. West, 1st Floor
Toronto, ON M4V 1P5
enviropermissions@ontario.ca