Ontario Seeks Public Feedback on Proposal to Prescribe Invasive Species Act Instruments Under the Environmental Bill of Rights

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is seeking public feedback on a proposal to prescribe Prevention and Response Plans (PRPs) under the Invasive Species Act, 2015. The proposed change would require all future PRPs be posted on the Environmental Registry of Ontario for a minimum thirty-day public review and comment period. A PRP would describe measures, practices or recommended courses of action to deal with an invasive species, including preventative measures, practices to promote early detection, and measures for that species’ control or eradication. The public comment period ends on May 15th, 2023.