Municipal Project Staff MPS

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Location address: 
Municipality of Port Hope 
56 Queen Street Lower Level
Port Hope, ON L1A 3Z9
905-885-4544

Please email all contractor submissions to mps@porthope.ca

The Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) is managed by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL). Through its Historic Waste Program Management Office (HWP MO), CNL is implementing the PHAI on behalf of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), a federal Crown corporation. To facilitate the project, the Municipality established a Municipal Project Staff (MPS) Team with the delegated authority  to function as a full intermediary team to assist the HWP MO and the Municipality of Port Hope (MPH) for the duration of the Port Hope Area Initiative’s Port Hope Project Phase 2 works (Project). 

The 2001 Legal Agreement that launched the PHAI provides that Canada will pay or assume the cost of the cleanup work, and that Canada will reimburse the Municipality for reasonable future expenses for the duration of the PHAI;

The Agreement for the Cleanup and the Long-term Safe Management of Low-level Radioactive Waste (LLRW) Situate in the Town of Port Hope, The Township of Hope (now the Municipality of Port Hope) and the Municipality of Clarington, as amended October 2006 (Agreement) supports the establishment of offices or programs that may be necessary to defer undue hardship or expense to the Municipality with regard to the Port Hope Project.  To learn more about the history of LLRW in our community click here

Section 23 of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended, provides that a municipality is authorized to delegate its powers and duties under this or any other Act to a person or body subject to the restrictions set out in this Part;

Similarly, Section 7 of the Building Code Act, S.O. 1992, c. 23 provides that municipalities may pass by-laws respecting construction, demolition and change of use permits and inspections.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Standard Operating Guidelines (SOGs) 

On the legislated authority described above, the Municipality established the Standard Operating Procedures and Guidelines (SOPs/SOGs). The SOPs/ SOGs document has been developed to assist contractors, the PHAI and the Municipality through implementation of the project. Council delegated this authority to the MPS by Bylaw 50/2014. Please read the news release on Bylaw 50/2014

Members of the MPS team

S. Bernardi
MPS Team Leader 
sbernardi@porthope.ca

C. Patrick
MPS Roads Inspector 
cpatrick@porthope.ca

K. Macpherson
MPS Project Assistant  
kmacpherson@porthope.ca

B.Countryman
MPS Water / Wastewater Inspector
bcountryman@porthope.ca

Municipal Peer Review Team Support

The MPS Team is further supported by the Municipal Peer Review Team (MPRT). Hardy Stevenson and Associates Limited (HSAL) is a multi-disciplinary firm of land use planners, engineers, technical and environmental specialists, and socio-economic specialists. They provide technical expertise and resources to the Municipality regarding Phase II (the Clean Up). The Port Hope team is managed by Anthony Hobbs. Anthony is a professional geoscientist with extensive experience on soil and groundwater remediation projects.

Helpful Links

Learn more about The Port Hope Project

Information about the Complaint Process

Information about  Property Value Protection