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Designated Classes of Projects Order (SOR/2019-323)

Regulations are current to 2020-09-09

SCHEDULE 1(Sections 2 and 4)Designated Classes of Projects (Outside Canada or on Federal Lands not Administered by Parks Canada Agency)

PART 1General

  • 1 The operation, maintenance or repair of a physical work.

  • 2 Physical activities that are carried out entirely within the interior of a building.

    • 3 (1) The construction or operation of a well to conduct geotechnical or environmental investigations of the subsurface characteristics of a site for the purpose of scientific research or of assessing or monitoring the site for contamination.

    • (2) The decommissioning of a well that was used to conduct a geotechnical or environmental investigation referred to in subsection (1).

    • (3) The classes of projects described in subsections (1) and (2) do not include projects that involve the placement of temporary or permanent fill in a water body.

PART 2Buildings

    • 4 (1) On developed land, the construction, installation, operation, modification, demolition, decomissioning, removal or replacement of a building that has a footprint of no more than 1 000 m2.

    • (2) On developed land, the expansion of a building that does not increase the building’s footprint to more than 1 000 m2.

    • (3) On land other than developed land, the construction or installation of a building that has a footprint of no more than 100 m2.

    • (4) The classes of projects described in subsections (1) to (3) do not include projects that

      • (a) involve the placement of temporary or permanent fill in a water body;

      • (b) involve the disturbance of known or suspected subsurface contamination; or

      • (c) involve the demolition of a building that is less than 30 m from a school, hospital or residential building.

PART 3Physical Works Related to Building or Other Structure

    • 5 (1) On developed lands, the construction, installation, operation, modification, expansion, replacement, removal or decomissioning of any of the following physical works that are related to a building or other structure and that have a footprint, when combined with the footprint of all other physical works related to the building or structure, of no more than 1 000 m2:

      • (a) lighting systems;

      • (b) signage;

      • (c) fire suppression infrastructure;

      • (d) parking lots;

      • (e) paved areas;

      • (f) charging stations for electrical vehicles;

      • (g) infrastructure that generates solar or wind power;

      • (h) fencing that does not prevent the passage of wild animals; and

      • (i) sidewalks, boardwalks, paths, pedestrian ramps or access roads.

    • (2) The classes of projects described in subsection (1) do not include projects that

      • (a) involve the placement of temporary or permanent fill in a water body; or

      • (b) involve the disturbance of known or suspected subsurface contamination.

    • 6 (1) On lands other than developed lands, the construction, installation, operation, modification, expansion, replacement, removal or decomissioning of any of the following physical works that are related to a building or other structure and that have a footprint, when combined with the footprint of all other physical works related to the building or structure, of no more than 100 m2:

      • (a) lighting systems;

      • (b) signage;

      • (c) fire suppression infrastructure;

      • (d) parking lots;

      • (e) paved areas;

      • (f) charging stations for electrical vehicles;

      • (g) infrastructure that generates solar or wind power;

      • (h) fencing that does not prevent the passage of wild animals; and

      • (i) sidewalks, boardwalks, paths, pedestrian ramps or access roads.

    • (2) The classes of projects described in subsection (1) do not include projects that

      • (a) involve the placement of temporary or permanent fill in a water body; or

      • (b) involve the disturbance of known or suspected subsurface contamination.

PART 4Utility Infrastructure

    • 7 (1) The installation, operation, replacement, modification, decommissioning, abandonment or removal of a hydrant or hook-up that is part of a utility distribution system for a municipality or farm.

    • (2) The construction, installation, operation, replacement, modification, expansion, removal or decommissioning of water-related utility infrastructure, other than water pipelines, that has a footprint of no more than 100 m2.

    • (3) The construction, installation, operation, replacement, modification, expansion, removal or decommissioning of water pipelines that are

      • (a) no more than 100 m in length; or

      • (b) located underneath, or on developed land that is alongside and contiguous to, a railway or road.

    • (4) The modification of a water treatment facility.

    • (5) The construction, installation, operation, replacement, modification, expansion or abandonment of a portion of any of the following physical works that is located more than 30 m from a water body and are underneath, or on developed land that is alongside and contiguous to, a railway or road:

      • (a) sewers;

      • (b) drains;

      • (c) steam lines;

      • (d) service tunnels; and

      • (e) overhead or underground telecommunication lines.

    • (6) The classes of projects described in subsections (1) to (5) do not include projects that

      • (a) involve the placement of temporary or permanent fill in a water body;

      • (b) involve the crossing of a water body, other than an overhead crossing by a telecommunication line; or

      • (c) involve the disturbance of known or suspected subsurface contamination.

PART 5Above Ground Storage Tank Systems

    • 8 (1) The installation, replacement, operation, modification, expansion or removal of an above ground storage tank system for petroleum products or allied petroleum products that is

      • (a) located within an airport and has an aggregate capacity of no more than 30 000 L; or

      • (b) located outside of an airport and has an aggregate capacity of no more than 5 000 L.

    • (2) The classes of projects described in subsection (1) do not include projects that involve the disturbance of known or suspected subsurface contamination.

 
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