Under the EBR, Ontario residents can file applications for review, asking government ministries to review an existing policy, law, regulation or instrument if they feel the environment is not being protected, or to review the need for a new law, regulation or policy. The public can also make applications for investigation, asking ministries to investigate alleged contraventions of environmental laws, regulations and instruments. The ECO reviews applications for completeness, and forwards them to the appropriate ministry or ministries.

Each reporting year, the ECO reviews the handling and disposition of applications by ministries. You can read ECO reviews of applications decided during the 2017-2018 reporting year in the ECO's 2018 Annual Report. Below you can download and read ministries' correspondence and decisions to undertake or deny these applications.

Applications for Review

Applications for Investigation

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