Spill Flood Hazard Policy Review & Update

Under Ontario Regulation 162/06, Conservation Halton (CH) regulates development in spill flood hazards. Conservation Halton has an interim policy for development in spills but is undertaking a review and update of this policy. We are seeking input from stakeholders and the public on a Spill Policy Discussion Paper. 


The Discussion Paper serves as the initial stage of the spill policy review and update process. The purpose of the Discussion Paper is to provide background information on flood hazards, an overview of applicable legislation, regulations and policy, and possible approaches to managing the risk associated with spills. A series of discussion questions are also posed at the end of the document.

Throughout the policy review and update process, Conservation Halton will engage with other conservation authorities, municipal partners, residents, and other stakeholders. Conservation Halton staff will assess the input received throughout the process, draft new policies, and recommend to the Conservation Halton Board of Directors on the approval of any new spill policies. A public engagement session to present draft spill policies and engage further will occur in late Spring 2022.

We welcome your feedback. Comments on the Discussion Paper are requested by May 6, 2022. Please email questions or comments to policy@hrca.on.ca or contact:

Matt Howatt
Manager, Policy & Special Initiatives
905-336-1158, ext. 2311 | policy@hrca.on.ca