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2021 Streamlined Environmental Assessment

The Regional Municipalities of Durham and York, the owners of the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC), have commenced an Environmental Screening Process in accordance with the Waste Management Projects Regulation (Ontario Regulation 101/07) of the Environmental Assessment Act to amend the Environmental Compliance Approval for the DYEC.

The Proposed Undertaking: The Environmental Compliance Approval for the DYEC currently allows the facility to process up to a maximum of 140,000 tonnes per year of waste for disposal at the site. The Regions are proposing to increase this amount by 20,000 tonnes per year for a total of 160,000 tonnes. The facility is capable of processing 160,000 tonnes per year with its current equipment and is currently being underutilized despite demand for additional waste disposal capacity for residential waste within the Regions. If approved, the expanded tonnage will allow for greater usage of the existing facility, reducing the reliance on alternate waste disposal facilities outside the Regions' borders.

Durham York Energy Centre Environmental Screening Report

 Environmental Screening Report

Project Updates

 Ministry Correspondence

Notice of Completion - December 20, 2021


  • Elevation requests shall include the following information, as outlined in the “Guide to environmental assessment requirements for waste management projects”
    • If concerned persons have outstanding environmental concerns about the project, they should raise these concerns with the proponent;
    • If the proponent and the concerned persons are unable to resolve the matter, the concerned persons can make a written request to the Director to elevate the project to an individual EA;
    • Elevation requests must be made in accordance with the provisions set out in Section B.3 of the Guide. Proponents shall set the requirements from Section B.3. of the Guide in the notice.
    • Elevation requests are considered comments to a public process and information contained in a request will be shared with the proponent and may be circulated to other stakeholders.


Provisions set out in Section B.3 of the Guide:

A requester must include the following information in a written elevation request:

  • the name of the project and proponent;
  • the basis of the request;
  • that the project be elevated to an individual environmental assessment;
  • the nature of the specific environmental concerns that remain unresolved;
  • the benefits of requiring the proponent to undertake an individual environmental assessment;
  • information about any efforts to discuss/resolve these concerns/environmental effects with the proponent;
  • details of any correspondence between the person and the proponent; and any other matters considered relevant by the requesting person.
Public Information Centre - December 12, 2019
Public Information Centre - October 23, 2019
Public Information Centre - August 21, 2019
Notice of Commencement - July 3, 2019

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