Non-potable requests for brownfield development
Where to send notice of intention has changed
A brownfield is an industrial or commercial property that is – or could be – contaminated. Common brownfields are former factories, gas stations, dry cleaners, and land where a chemical spill took place.
A brownfield might need to be cleaned up before it can be redeveloped.
Ontario Ministry non-potable site condition standards
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MECP) has developed non-potable site condition standards for brownfield redevelopment.
These standards are for properties where a municipal supply of drinking water is available and there are no wells in the area. Submitting a request ensures that applying non-potable site condition standards will not put local water supplies at risk.
Sending notice of intention for brownfield redevelopment
When a brownfield is being redeveloped for a more sensitive use, such as residential development, the property owner must, under Ontario Regulation 153/04, notify regional municipalities of their intent to use non-potable site condition standards.
In keeping with O.Reg. 407/19 (Amending O.Reg. 153/04) s.13, as of July 1, 2020, the type of municipality to send notice of intention to apply the non-potable groundwater site conditions standards has been revised:
- If the property is in a single tier municipality, send the notice of intention to the single tier municipality.
- If the property is in a two tier municipality, send the notice of intention to whichever municipality has authority under the Municipal Act, 2001 to pass bylaws respecting water production, treatment, and storage.
How to submit a non-potable request to the Region of Peel
The following content provides instructions for submitting a non-potable request to the Region of Peel:
- Complete the Site Screening Questionnaire for Non-Potable Requests Submitted to The Regional Municipality of Peel.
- Email the submission letter and the completed Site Screening Questionnaire to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Region of Peel will quickly respond to the applicant to notify them of the 30-day deadline. The 30-day period will commence from the date on the written notice.