Each of Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities have a regulation made under the authority of Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act to ensure public safety with regards to natural hazards through issuance of permits for works within or in proximity to lakes, rivers, streams or wetlands, as may be required.
KCCA’s Regulation, is known as “Ontario Regulation 181/06: Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses” and is in conformity with ‘Ontario Regulation 97/04: Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses’, referred to as the ‘Generic Regulation’. The Minister of Natural Resources approved KCCA’s Regulation 181/06 on May 4, 2006.
Ontario Regulation 181/06 establishes Regulation Areas where development could be subject to flooding, erosion or dynamic beaches, or where interference with wetlands or alterations might have an adverse effect. In addition to this, KCCA safeguards watershed health by preventing pollution and conservation of land within regulated areas.
Ontario Regulation 181/06 is a text based regulation. KCCA does have Regulation Limit Mapping, however this does not necessarily represent all areas regulated by the Authority. Regulation Limit mapping is not available online. Please contact KCCA to determine if your property is Regulated.
A permit may be required if the development is within the vicinity of a:
- Valley Slope;
- Lake Erie; and/or
- Hazardous Lands.
If you are unsure whether or not your property falls within a KCCA Regulated Area, or whether your proposal requires a KCCA permit, you are encouraged to contact our office for information and guidance.
It should be noted that a permit from KCCA does not replace building permits, or any other permits or approvals issued through municipal offices or other government agencies. Equally important, other agency approvals do not replace permits required from KCCA.
For additional information regarding the implementation of Ontario Regulation 181/06 please refer to Section 2.1 of KCCA’s Policies and Procedures for Administration of Section 28 Regulation.
- Port Stanley Floodproofing Elevations and Development Guide (True, 2022)
- Kettle Creek Floodplain Mapping Update in Port Stanley (True, 2022)
- Port Stanley Coastal Risk Assessment (Zuzek, 2021)
- Inner Harbour Flooding – Port Stanley (Riggs, 2015)
- Elgin County Shoreline Management Plan (Baird, 2015)
- Kettle Creek Hydraulic Study (Riggs, 2005, updated 2010)
- Port Stanley Beach Management Study (Shoreplan, 1996)
- Port Stanley Lakeshore Flooding Look-Up Tables (Shoreplan, 1992)
- Kettle Creek Shoreline Management Plan (Philpott, 1989)