Source Protection Committee Formation and Replacement

Source Protection Committee Chair

The position of Source Protection Committee (SPC) Chair was advertised in January 2017, results from the province are pending.

Chair Advertisement

Personal and COI Disclosure Form

Decision on the SPC Composition

After receiving comments on the proposed composition of the Source Protection Committee (SPC), the Niagara Peninsula Source Protection Authority (NPSPA) decided on the final composition of the Source Protection Committee as shown in the following attachment.

SPC Composition Internet Notice 09-20-07

Source Protection Committee Members

Starting in July 2007, the Niagara Peninsula Source Protection Authority advertised for interested persons or representatives from stakeholder organizations who wished to become a member of the Source Protection Committee.  After proceeding through a selection process to choose the most appropriate candidates, the Source Protection Committee was appointed in November 2007.  Examples of the advertisements, internet notices, and application form are provided in the following attachments.

SPC Advertisement/Notice per CWA Regulation

SPC Internet Notice/Info per CWA Regulation

SPC Application Form

Every member of the Source Protection Committee is required to read, acknowledge and sign a “Code of Conduct (COC) and Conflict of Interest (COI) Policy for Members of the Source Protection Committee” (shown below).

COC and COI Policy for SPC Members

Source Protection Committee Member Replacement & Re-appointment

As per the Niagara Peninsula Source Protection Plan, the terms of several committee members will expire. While existing members may be re-appointed for a further term, some members have decided to not to pursue re-appointment. No committee positions are currently vacant.

SPC members are appointed (or re-appointed) for a 3-year term.  The roles and responsibilities of SPC members during this implementation phase of the Source Protection Plan are shown on the Source Protection Committee Roles & Responsibilities web page.

The following is expected of each committee member:

  • We ask that each member make a three-year commitment to participate on the committee;
  • Each member should regularly attend committee meetings (about two meetings per year during this implementation phase of the program);
  • New members will need to attend a training and orientation session on source protection;
  • Niagara Peninsula SPC members must reside, own property, rent property, be employed in, operate a business in, or be employed by a municipality that is located within the boundaries of the Niagara Peninsula Source Protection Area;
  • SPC members cannot be a current Conservation Authority Board or staff member;
  • Each SPC member must respect confidential information and abide by the process in place to safeguard confidential information;
  • Each SPC member must comply with the committee’s code of conduct;
  • Each SPC member should act as a liaison by bringing forward common concerns from knowledge and experience of their respective sector to the committee;
  • All SPC members are expected to work together with representatives from other sectors;
  • Each SPC member should provide input and make decisions at the committee table;
  • Each SPC member should be able to understand source protection science concepts and public technical reports;
  • SPC member will be expected to read reports and other documents in preparation for the SPC meetings.

SPC Member Application Form