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Notice of Environmental Assessment submission Upper York Sewage Solutions



The Regional Municipality of York (York Region) has completed the Upper York Sewage Solutions Environmental Assessment (UYSS EA) to determine a wastewater servicing solution for the Towns of Aurora, East Gwillimbury and Newmarket for accommodating provincially approved growth to 2031. As required under section 6.2(1) of the Environmental Assessment Act and according to the Terms of Reference approved (as amended) by the Minister of the Environment on March 11, 2010, York Region has submitted the UYSS EA to the Ministry of the Environment for review and approval.

A Water Reclamation Centre with associated infrastructure has been identified as the preferred solution for wastewater servicing in East Gwillimbury and the northern portion of Newmarket. The preferred site for the proposed Water Reclamation Centre is located on 2nd Concession, one kilometre north of Queensville Sideroad in East Gwillimbury (shown on the Map of the Water Reclamation Centre Site).

In concert with the proposed Water Reclamation Centre, a phosphorous off-setting program will be implemented. The proposed off-setting program consists of retrofitting seven existing stormwater management ponds in the Towns of Aurora, Newmarket, and East Gwillimbury, developing a new stormwater management pond in the Town of Georgina, and installing low impact development technologies within an existing stormwater catchment area in the Town of Newmarket (shown on the Map of Phosphorous Off-Set Locations).

Wastewater from Aurora and the remainder of Newmarket would be conveyed by a new forcemain to the existing York Durham Sewage System (YDSS) for treatment and discharge to Lake Ontario. The preferred alignment for the new wastewater forcemain has been identified adjacent to the existing YDSS forcemain (shown on the Map of the YDSS Modifications).

As required under the Environmental Assessment Act, the UYSS EA Report will be available for public review and comment at the locations indicated below during regular business hours from July 25, 2014 to September 12, 2014. It is also available for download from the project website (www.uyssolutions.ca).

Accessible formats or communication supports are available upon request.

The locations at which the EA Report will be available for review are as follows:

Ministry of the Environment, Environmental Approvals Branch
2 St. Clair Avenue West, Floor 12A, Toronto, Ontario M4V 1L5
Phone: 416-314-8001
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-461-6290
This location is wheelchair accessible.

Ministry of the Environment, Central Region
5775 Yonge Street, 8th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M2M 4J1
Phone: 416-326-6700
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-810-8048
This location is wheelchair accessible.

Ministry of the Environment, York Durham District Office
230 Westney Road South, 5th Floor, Ajax, Ontario L1S 7J5
Phone: 905-427-5600
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-376-4547
This location is wheelchair accessible.

York Region Administrative Centre Clerk’s Office
17250 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 6Z1
Phone: 1-877-464-9675
This location is wheelchair accessible.

Town of Aurora Clerk’s Office
100 John West Way, Aurora, Ontario L4G 6J1
Phone: 905-727-1375
This location is wheelchair accessible.

Town of East Gwillimbury
Clerk’s Office
19000 Leslie Street, Sharon, Ontario L0G 1V0
Phone: 905-478-4282
This location is wheelchair accessible.

Town of Newmarket Clerk’s Office
395 Mulock Drive, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 4X7
Phone: 905-895-5193
This location is wheelchair accessible.

Town of Georgina Clerk’s Office
26557 Civic Centre Road, Keswick, Ontario L4P 3G1
Phone: 905-476-4301
This location is wheelchair accessible.

UYSS Project Office
1195 Stellar Drive, Unit 1, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 7B8
Phone: 905-830-5656
Copies of the EA Report on CD are also available at this location
This location is wheelchair accessible.

Upper York Sewage Solutions Environmental Assessment Maps

Anyone wishing to provide comments on the Environmental Assessment must submit their comments in writing and/or by fax to the Ministry of the Environment by September 12, 2014.  All comments must be submitted to:

Lorna Zappone, Project Officer, Ministry of the Environment, Environmental Approvals Branch
2 St. Clair Avenue West, Floor 12A
Toronto, ON M4V 1L5
Phone: 416-314-7106
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-461-6290
Fax: 416-314-8452

A copy of all comments must be forwarded to York Region for their consideration.

If you have any questions or need further information about this project, please contact:

Adrian Coombs, P. Eng., Senior Project Manager
Phone: 905-830-4444 extension 75098
Fax: 905-830-6927
Email: adrian.coombs@york.ca
Project Email: info@uyssolutions.ca
Website: www.uyssolutions.ca

Map of the Water Reclamation Centre Site
The map shows an area bounded by Holborn Road to the north, Yonge Street to the east, Leslie Street to the west and Doane Road to the south. The Water Reclamation Centre Site is shown fronting on 2nd Concession, north of Queensville Sideroad. The conveyance infrastructure to the site is shown going from the approved Queensville West Pumping Station north along 2nd Concession, and the conveyance infrastructure from the site is shown going south on 2nd Concession and west along Queensville Sideroad to the proposed outfall at the East Holland River.

Map of the YDSS Modifications
The map shows two new proposed forcemains. The first forcemain runs north-south between the Newmarket Pumping Station south of Green Lane on Bayview Parkway and the Aurora Pumping Station on St. John’s Sideroad in Aurora. The second forcemain runs east-west between the new forcemain and the Bogart Creek Pumping Station in Newmarket on Pearson Street.

Map of Phosphorous Off-set Locations
The map shows the Upper York Sewage Solutions Study Area, main Regional roads and highways, and the nine locations at which a phosphorous off-set location is proposed.

All personal information included in a submission – such as name, address, telephone number and property location – is collected, maintained and disclosed by the Ministry of the Environment for the purpose of transparency and consultation.  The information is collected under the authority of the Environmental Assessment Act or is collected and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public as described in s.37 of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Personal information you submit will become part of a public record that is available to the general public unless you request that your personal information remain confidential.  For more information, please contact the Project Officer of the Ministry of the Environment’s Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator at 416-327-1434.

This notice was first published on July 10, 2014

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