Aquatic Impact Compliance: Working Together Case Study: Implementation of the Riparian Areas Regulation October, 2007. RAR RRRRRRR !!!!! We’ve had enough of Nino Morano!. Riparian Fish Habitat. Purpose of Presentation. Introduce background of the Riparian Areas Regulation.
Aquatic Impact Compliance:Working TogetherCase Study:Implementation of theRiparian Areas RegulationOctober, 2007
RAR RRRRRRR !!!!!
We’ve had enough of Nino Morano!
Consider Development Opportunities Outside of Riparian Assessment Area
Local Government May Authorize Development Subject to Conditions
Development Proposed in Riparian Assessment Area
Local Government bylaws exceed Riparian Areas Regulation?
Site Assessment by Qualified Environmental Professional
HADD avoided by assessment results
Seek authorization from DFO
DFO authorizes HADD
Regulation or approval residential, commercial and industrial activities
(c) construction or erection of buildings and structures;
(d) creation of nonstructural impervious or semi-impervious surfaces;
(j)subdivision as defined in section 872 of the Local Government Act;
or ancillary activities
(a) removal, alteration, disruption or destruction of vegetation;
(b) disturbance of soils;
(e) flood protection works;
(f) construction of roads, trails, docks, wharves and bridges;
(g) provision and maintenance of sewer and water services;
(h) development of drainage systems;
(i)development of utility corridors;
as regulated by Part 26 of the Local Government Act
“stream” includes any of the following that provides fish habitat:
“stream” not necessarily itself inhabited by fish, but providing water, food and nutrients to streams that do contain fish.
“qualified environmental professional”
At least 5 and up to 15 m
At least 15 m
At least 30 m
Greater of: existing width or potential width or 15 m
Table 3-1: Methodology
Existing or potential streamside vegetation conditions
Continuous areas ≥30m or discontinuous but occasionally > 30m to 50m
Narrow but continuous areas = 15m or discontinuous but occasionally > 15m to 30m
Very narrow but continuous areas up to 5m or discontinuous but occasionally > 5m to 15m
LWD – fish habitat, bank and channel stability
Litter fall and insect drop
Measures must address:
danger trees and the provision of large trees
drip zone and rooting strength
sediment and erosion control measures
on-site stormwater management
QEP Professional Opinion
– checking all submissions
- QEP post development review and report
So, how are we doing?
(using Development Permit Areas)
(no RAR bylaws required)
(but have Council policy statements).
# of RAR Reports
RP Bios- 92%