Technical Report Reviews

MVCA  professional staff review  technical reports

Technical reports are routinely prepared by accredited professionals in the fields of water resources engineering, hydro-geological investigation, site servicing, geo-technical engineering, environmental assessments, ecology and planning. Such experts are familiar with professional standards and provincial and local requirements in such matters.

MVCA staff review services usually relate to the following areas of environmental management:

  • floodplain hydrology analysis
  • hydrogeology reports
  • terrain analysis/on site sewage disposal
  • storm water management reports (quality and quantity)
  • aquatic habitat analysis/fish habitat impacts
  • geo-technical reports (unstable soils and slopes)
  • wetland or other sensitive area Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) evaluation


Technical Report Reviews are typically undertaken in accordance with guidelines prepared in association with documents published by Provincial Ministries in support of policies contained in the Provincial Policy Statement.

Schedule C (Technical Report Review) Fees

Below are the fees effective January 1, 2017:

 Report  Review


Development Type Fees
Normal Review (20 business days)


–       Flood plain hydrology analysis

–       Geotechnical reports (unstable soils and slopes)

–       Wetland hydrology impact analysis

–       Environment impact studies

–       Stormwater management

–       Grading and drainage plan

–       Aquatic habitat assessment/fish habitat impact

–       Hydrological assessment

–       Groundwater and terrain analysis


Development area

< 0.5 hectares

Development area

0.5 hectares – < 2hectares

Development area

> 2 hectares – < 5 hectares

Development area

> than 5 hectares

Major Projects   Hourly
Aggregate Resources Act  Application Reviews (plus Schedule C fees applicable) $3540.00



The published fee covers a review of the initial report with ONE revision only. The review of subsequent revisions will be subject to a surcharge of 100% of the assessed initial cost for each successive submission. Report revisions are expected to be submitted in a consolidated format.

The conservation authority reserves the right to charge additional fees in the event that the review requires a substantially greater level of effort than the norm, such as additional site visits OR where additional processing past the initial submission period is required.