Municipality of Port Hope
56 Queen Street Lower Level
Port Hope, ON L1A 3Z9
The Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) is managed by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL). Through its Historic Waste Program Management Office (HWP MO), CNL is implementing the PHAI on behalf of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), a federal Crown corporation. To facilitate the project, the Municipality established a Municipal Project Staff (MPS) Team with the delegated authority to function as a full intermediary team to assist the HWP MO and the Municipality of Port Hope (MPH) for the duration of the Port Hope Area Initiative’s Port Hope Project Phase 2 works (Project).
The 2001 Legal Agreement that launched the PHAI provides that Canada will pay or assume the cost of the cleanup work, and that Canada will reimburse the Municipality for reasonable future expenses for the duration of the PHAI;
The Agreement for the Cleanup and the Long-term Safe Management of Low-level Radioactive Waste (LLRW) Situate in the Town of Port Hope, The Township of Hope (now the Municipality of Port Hope) and the Municipality of Clarington, as amended October 2006 (Agreement) supports the establishment of offices or programs that may be necessary to defer undue hardship or expense to the Municipality with regard to the Port Hope Project. To learn more about the history of LLRW in our community click here.
Section 23 of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended, provides that a municipality is authorized to delegate its powers and duties under this or any other Act to a person or body subject to the restrictions set out in this Part;
Similarly, Section 7 of the Building Code Act, S.O. 1992, c. 23 provides that municipalities may pass by-laws respecting construction, demolition and change of use permits and inspections.
On the legislated authority described above, the Municipality established the Standard Operating Procedures and Guidelines (SOPs/SOGs). The SOPs/ SOGs document has been developed to assist contractors, the PHAI and the Municipality through implementation of the project. Council delegated this authority to the MPS by Bylaw 50/2014. Please read the news release on Bylaw 50/2014.
MPS Team Leader
MPS Roads Inspector
MPS Project Coordinator
MPS Water / Wastewater Inspector
The MPS Team is further supported by the Municipal Peer Review Team (MPRT). Hardy Stevenson and Associates Limited (HSAL) is a multi-disciplinary firm of land use planners, engineers, technical and environmental specialists, and socio-economic specialists. They provide technical expertise and resources to the Municipality regarding Phase II (the Clean Up). The Port Hope team is managed by Anthony Hobbs. Anthony is a professional geoscientist with extensive experience on soil and groundwater remediation projects.
Learn more about The Port Hope Project
A summary of Current Work
Information about the Complaint Process
Information about Property Value Protection
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