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Flowchart 1 - Notice of Open House, Public Meeting, and "Complete Application"

Flowchart 2 - Notice of Adoption (Exempt Municipality)

Flowchart 3 - Appeal to OMB (Exempt Municipality)

Flowchart 4 - Adoption (Non-exempt Municipality)

Flowchart 5 - Notice of Approval Authority's Decision

Flowchart 6 - Appeal to OMB of Approval Authority's Decision/Non-decision

Flowchart 7 - Notice of Refusal to Adopt OPA

Flowchart 8 - Appeal to OMB on Refusal to Adopt OPA


Flowchart 1 - Notice of Open House, Public Meeting and "Complete Application"

(Each notice may be given separately or in combination with one or both of the other notices.)

Flowchart: Notice of Open House, Public Meeting, and “Complete Application”

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Flowchart 2 - Notice of Adoption (Exempt Municipality)

Notice of Adoption (Exempt municipality)  Notice of Adoption for OP/A must include specific information listed in Section 4 of O.Reg 543/06 (See Appendix D) [17(23)]  Notice must be given to:  Appropriate approval authority [17(23)(a)] Each person/public

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 Appendix D - Specific information for Notice of Adoption Section 4 of O. Reg. 543/06

Flowchart 3 - Appeal to OMB (Exempt Municipality)

The process to Forward Material to OMB as a result of appealing the adoption of an OPA (or OP) exempt from approval [17(24)]  Material that must be forwarded must include:  The record - which must be compiled with specific information as listed in Section

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Appendix E - Record compiled by clerk or secretary-treasurer of planning board for O.M.B. (17(29) of Act) Section 6 O. Reg. 543/06


Flowchart 4 - Adoption (Non-exempt Municipality)

 Adoption (Non-exempt Municipality)  The Record to be forwarded to approval authority once OP/A is adopted (not exempt from approval) [17(31))]  Material that must be forwarded to the appropriate approval authority must include:  The record - which must be

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Appendix F - Record to be forwarded to approval authority once OP/A is adopted (17(31) of Act) Section 7 of O. Reg. 543/06


Flowchart 5 - Notice of Approval Authority's Decision

Notice of Approval Authority’s Decision  Notice of Approval Authority’s Decision [17(35)] must include specific information listed in Section 8(1) of O.Reg 543/06 (See Appendix G)  Notice must be given to:  The council or planning board that adopted the p

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Appendix G - Notice of Approval Authority’s Decision 17(35) of Act Section 8(1) of O. Reg. 543/06


Flowchart 6 - Appeal to OMB of Approval Authority's Decision/Non-decision


Appeal to OMB of Approval Authority’s Decision/Non-decision  Forward Material to OMB as a result of appealing a decision [17(36)] or failure to give notice of a decision within 180 days [17(40)]  Material that must be forwarded to the OMB must include:  T

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Appendix H - Record compiled by clerk for O.M.B. (17(42) of Act) Section 9 O. Reg. 543/06 (link)


Flowchart 7 - Notice of Refusal to Adopt OPA


Notice of Refusal to Adopt OPA  Notice of Refusal to Adopt OPA must include specific information listed in Section 12 of O.Reg 543/06 (See Appendix I) [22(6.6)]  Notice must be given to:  The person/public body that made the request [22(6.6)(a)] Each pers

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Appendix I - Specific information for Notice of Refusal to Adopt (Section 22(6.6) of Act) Section 12 of O. Reg. 543/06

Flowchart 8 - Appeal to OMB on Refusal to Adopt OPA

Appeal to OMB on Refusal to Adopt OPA  Forward Material to OMB as a result of a 22(7) appeal [22(9)]  Material that must be forwarded must include:  The record - which must be compiled with specific information as listed in Section 13 of O.Reg 543/06 (See

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Appendix J - Record compiled by clerk for O.M.B. (Section 22(9) of Act) Section 13 O. Reg. 543/06