Environmental Regulatory Compliance for
Highway Development and Operations

Fish Habitat

Potential Approval, Permit or Code of Practice Requirements:


Subsection 35(1) of the Fisheries Act, which prohibits harmful alteration, disruption or destruction (HADD) of fish habitat, is not contravened if the work or activity is authorized pursuant to Subsection 35(2). Refer to DFO Operational Statements for works that do not require Authorization.

Subsection 36(3) of the Fisheries Act prohibits the deposit of deleterious substances into water. There are no regulations relevant to highway environmental compliance that authorize the deposit of deleterious substances.



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