Axle Weight Pilot Project Finished August 26, 2019
The objective of the pilot project was to develop a database that will help standardize the way allowable gross weights and axle weights are collected, stored and used for compliance.
TEMPLATE Letter for Members to Use to Submit Responses to ERO Posting on Growth Plan February 13, 2019
The government has submitted a proposal to make Modifications to O. Reg. 311/06 (Transitional Matters - Growth Plans) made under the Places to Grow Act, 2005 to implement the Proposed Amendment to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017. OSSGA has made the point to the government that the current policy framework is not working. Approvals for new mineral aggregate operations in Southern Ontario are taking up to 10 years to complete the process. There are too many overlapping policies and inconsistent approaches between the Provincial Plans, Regional Official Plans, Local Official Plans and Conservation Authority policies regarding the management of this essential non-renewable resource.
Specification Alert February 6, 2019
Please be advised that there have been changes made to Aggregate Specifications for OPSS 1002, April 2018. This revised specification has been included in several MTO tender documents recently, most notably MTO Contract #2018-2024, Hwy 400 & Hwy 89 Interchange, Closing Feb. 14, 2019 and has raised concerns with many suppliers.
Avenues Winter 2019 Issue Now Available! February 5, 2019
The newest Winter 2019 issue of Avenues Magazine is now available online!

Heads Up Extractive Sector Companies: A Deadline is Approaching!

March 24, 2017 at 11:06 AM

Did you know that the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA) sets out mandatory reporting measures for the extractive industry?

Publicly traded extractive sector companies, and private companies of a certain size with activities in Canada, must disclose their reportable payments.

Businesses that meet the requirements must report for financial years starting after June 1, 2015, and submit their information to Natural Resources Canada within 150 days of the end of a company’s fiscal year. Their reports must also be made publicly available online for a minimum of five years after submission.

To help companies determine their obligations under ESTMA, Natural Resources Canada has posted detailed information on their website.