Regulatory Role

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority administers Ontario Regulation 41/24: Prohibited Activities, Exemptions and Permits under the Conservation Authorities Act within its Area of Jurisdiction.

Development within the Approximate Regulated Area may require a Permit from the Authority to confirm that the control of flooding, erosion, dynamic beaches, unstable soil and bedrock are not affected. The straightening, changing, diverting or interfering in any way with the existing channel of a river, creek, stream, watercourse or changing or interfering in any way with a wetland will also require a Permit.

Along the Lake Superior shoreline, the approximate regulated area includes 15 metres landward and one kilometre into the Lake from the 100 year flood elevation (excluding islands). In addition, any Provincially Significant Wetlands and their respective 120 metre buffers are also regulated.

The 100 year flood elevation is obtained from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River System and Large Inland Lakes Technical Guides. The 100 year flood level within the LRCA Area of Jurisdiction is 184 metres geodetic survey of Canada from the international border to Jarvis Point in the Municipality of Neebing and 183.9 metres geodetic survey of Canada from Jarvis Point east to the edge of the Township of Dorion.

For further information regarding the regulation refer to the Planning and Permits page.