The Ontario Ministry of the Environment has long recognized that consultation is one key to the success of the cleanup of the Deloro Mine Site. Part of the MOE's commitment to dealing with the issues associated with the abandoned site includes continuing contact and consultation with those groups, agencies and individuals who are potentially affected by the site. Public consultation is also important as part of the provincial Environmental Assessment Act (EAA) exemption; and the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) approval processes.
Since 1997, the ministry has been meeting regularly with three project liaison committees to keep them informed and to gather input and comments on reports and recommendations.
This consultation process helps to inform and guide the ministry's remediation plans and work at the site, and downriver. Two of these are external committees - the Deloro Public Liaison Committee and the Technical Liaison Committee. The third committee is a Ministry of the Environment Technical Committee.
The Public Liaison Committee includes representatives from municipal, environmental and public stakeholder groups in the Moira River area:
The members of the Technical Liaison Committee represent municipal, provincial and federal agencies with an interest in, or regulatory involvement with, the site:
This internal Technical Committee made up of representatives from the ministry's technical branches. Representatives provide advice on technical and regulatory requirements:
The ministry also maintains a contact list for those who wish to receive updates on the project. If you would like to be part of that mailing list, please submit your name, email, and home mailing address to Heather.Hawthorne@Ontario.ca