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         Thundering Water Safe - NPCA Chair Annunziata Says

     In a statement by Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority Chair Sandy Annunziata the

     NPCA chair points out why Provincial Significant Wetlands are Safe.

     Feb 13, 2017 (WELLAND, ON) - Sandy Annunziata, Chair of the Niagara Peninsula

     Conservation Authority (NPCA) Board of Directors today announced the official posi-

     tion of the organization regarding the development of Provincially Significant Wetlands

     Wetlands in Ontario are evaluated and ranked by the Ministry of Natural Resources and
     Forestry (MNRF) to determine whether a 'provincially significant' designation is re-

     quired. Under the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS), interference and site alteration of

     a PSW is not permitted.

     "Let me be clear, there are no less than 18 provincial instruments that facilitate wetland

     conservation in Ontario," stated Annunziata. "The language is very clear and will be
     respected. The Provincial Policy Statement is unequivocal in its interpretation,

     'development and site alteration shall not be permitted in significant wetlands."

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