Thunder Bay PAC Agenda – September 12, 2018


7:00 P.M., Wednesday, September 12, 2018

ATAC 3004, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON

(Iteration of August 30, 2018)

Meeting Objectives:

  • Present recommended Beneficial Use Impairment Delisting Criteria for Wildlife Populations and Wildlife Habitat, as developed by the Wildlife Sub-Committee
  • Present Potential Wildlife Habitat Projects using the online habitat mapping tool
  • Provide an update on North Harbour

Agenda Items:

  1. Introductions                                                                                                                                                                                       ~5’
  2. Review minutes of June 6th, 2018                                                                                                                                                   ~5’
  3. Wildlife Sub-Committee Presentation (PAC Member Gary Davies, Nature Conservancy of Canada)                         ~20’
  4. Prioritizing Top Potential Habitat Projects (Dr. Rob Stewart, Lakehead University)                                                       ~20’

BREAK                                                                                                                                                                                                            ~10’

  1. North Harbour Update (Frank Edgson, PAC co-chair)                                                                                                              ~10’
  2. Beneficial Use Impairment Redesignations     (Mark Chambers, Environment& Climate Change Canada)                    ~15′

    a) Proposed BUI Re-Designation Process

    b) First Nation and Métis Engagement

    c) BUI Updates

    i) 4 BUIs that are pending redesignation – update on status, what has been done, what are the next steps, when will the final assessment report be provided to the PAC for their approval; 1-pagers

    ii) remaining BUIs – update on status, what has been done, what are the next steps, and a general timeline

  3. Other RAP Activity:                                                                                                                                                                               ~10

                    -Thunder Bay AOC Status Report (Samuel Pegg, RAP Staff member at Lakehad U)

                    -Sediment Committee activity (Carl Taylor, PAC Sediment Quality Sub-Committee)

  4. Next Meeting – November 7  – Potential Topic:                                                                                                                               ~5

  •      New provincial guidelines re beach advisories (presentation by Health Unit Representative)
  •      Latest beaches data from Health Unit
  •      Review of Beach Advisories Delisting Criteria
  •      Next steps for Beach Advisories

9. Adjournment.

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