Emergency Order for the Protection of the Western Chorus Frog (Great Lakes / St. Lawrence — Canadian Shield Population)

SOR/2016-211

SPECIES AT RISK ACT

Registration 2016-07-08

Emergency Order for the Protection of the Western Chorus Frog (Great Lakes / St. Lawrence — Canadian Shield Population)

P.C. 2016-682 2016-07-08

Whereas the Minister of the Environment is of the opinion that the Western Chorus Frog (Great Lakes / St. Lawrence — Canadian Shield population) faces imminent threats to its recovery;

Therefore, His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to section 80 and subsection 97(2) of the Species at Risk ActFootnote a, makes the annexed Emergency Order for the Protection of the Western Chorus Frog (Great Lakes / St. Lawrence — Canadian Shield Population).

Habitat

Marginal note:Identification

 For the purposes of paragraph 80(4)(c) of the Species at Risk Act, the areas that are described in the schedule are identified as habitat that is necessary for the recovery of the Western Chorus Frog.

Prohibitions

Marginal note:Prohibited activities
  •  (1) In the areas described in the schedule, it is prohibited to

    • (a) remove, compact or plow the soil;

    • (b) remove, prune, damage, destroy or introduce any vegetation, such as a tree, shrub or plant;

    • (c) drain or flood the ground;

    • (d) alter surface water in any manner, including by altering its flow rate, its volume or the direction of its flow;

    • (e) install or construct, or perform any maintenance work on, any infrastructure;

    • (f) operate a motor vehicle, an all-terrain vehicle or a snowmobile anywhere other than on a road or paved path;

    • (g) install or construct any structure or barrier that impedes the circulation, dispersal or migration of the Western Chorus Frog;

    • (h) deposit, discharge, dump or immerse any material or substance, including snow, gravel, sand, soil, construction material, greywater or swimming pool water; and

    • (i) use or apply a pest control product as defined in section 2 of the Pest Control Products Act or a fertilizer as defined in section 2 of the Fertilizers Act.

  • Marginal note:Non-application

    (2) The prohibitions do not apply to a person who is engaging in activities related to public safety or health that are authorized under provincial law.

Marginal note:Offence

 Any contravention of subsection 2(1) is an offence for the purposes of section 97 of the Species at Risk Act.

Repeal

 [Repeal]

Application Prior to Publication

 For the purposes of paragraph 11(2)(a) of the Statutory Instruments Act, this Order applies according to its terms before it is published in the Canada Gazette.

Coming into Force

Marginal note:Registration

 This Order comes into force on the day on which it is registered.

 
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