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Policy Initiatives

The association is actively engaged in helping to inform public policy in these and other areas

Lake And Rivers Improvement Act

Technical Bulletins:

Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act Administrative Guide (PDF, 131 Kb)
Classification and Inflow Design Flood Criteria: Published Date: August 24, 2011 (PDF, 63 Kb)
Dam Decommissioning and Removal: Published Date: August 24, 2011 (PDF, 98 Kb)
Seismic Hazard Criteria: Published Date: August 24, 2011 (PDF, 159 Kb)
Structural Design and Factors of Safety: Published Date: August 24, 2011 (PDF, 28 Kb)
Spillways and Flood Control Structures: Published Date: August 24, 2011 (PDF, 43 Kb)
Geotechnical Design and Factors of Safety: Published Date: August 24, 2011 (PDF, 44 Kb)
Public Safety Around Dams: Published Date: August 24, 2011 (PDF, 846 Kb)
Dam Safety Reviews: Published Date: August 24, 2011 (PDF, 105 Kb )


Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan

Ministry of Energy's Long-Term Energy Plan - 2013 (PDF)
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One Window to Waterpower

For the most updated Ontario policy and regulations, please visit One Window to Waterpower 
One Window to Waterpower Development Section of the Ontario Waterpower Association's website  

Endangered Species Act Implementation

MNR Phase One Site Release Review

Ontario Power Authority – Feed-in Tariff Program

Ontario's Green Energy and Green Economy Act

Hydroelectric Contract Initiative

Taxation and Resource Valuation

Establishing a "level playing field" for the assessment of waterpower facilities and resources to facilitate fairness in the competitive electricity market.

Class Environmental Assessment

Harmonizing requirements between local, provincial and federal government agencies.

Resource Allocation and Sustainable Development

Ensuring that Ontario's waterpower resources continue to contribute to the prosperity and quality of life of present and future generations.