OFA’s letter to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry stated our support for regulating development in areas subject to natural hazards such as floodplains, shorelines, wetlands and hazardous lands and our support for regulating interference with or alterations to a watercourse, contingent on the regulation’s definition of a watercourse. OFA firmly believes that man-made features, such as grassed waterways, municipal drains and private ditches, should be exempt from conservation authority review and permitting. OFA proposed that any definition of a wetland for conservation authority regulation purposes should clearly exempt man-made ditches and drains, along with irrigation/farm ponds and constructed wetlands. OFA stated support for allowing CAs to exempt low-risk activities from requiring a permit. OFA further supports establishing province-wide service delivery standards. OFA also called for CA permit fees to be based on the actual application review costs, i.e. cost recovery, not revenue generation.