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Ideas Spotlight

General Permits/Class Authorizations with Notification Requirement

Score: 4.3

Theme:Conservation and Protection of Fish & Fish Habitat
on 10/19/2016

In order to manage potential cumulative effects, DFO should develop class authorizations or minor work regulations for projects that pose a low risk to fish habitat individually but which contribute to habitat degradation through cumulative effects. These class authorizations would set out best practices for mitigation but otherwise would impose a minimal burden on proponents, which would be to notify DFO that their project or activity is being carried out. DFO would use this information to keep track of the totality of habitat-related activity in a given watershed, allowing it to assess and manage cumulative effects.

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