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!

Best Management Practices for the Protection, Creation and Maintenance of Bank Swallow Habitat in Ontario

March 27, 2017 at 10:30 AM

The Best Management Practices for the Protection, Creation and Maintenance of Bank Swallow Habitat in Ontario, developed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, focuses largely on Bank Swallow (a provincially threatened species) habitat associated with sand and gravel pits.

The intent of the BMP is to provide members of the aggregate industry with protection measures to reduce the effects of project activities on Bank Swallow and their habitat, as well as information on the creation and maintenance of nesting habitat for Bank Swallows.

In addition, the SAR Reference Toolbox is an electronic library of documents and tools compiled to support the implementation of the Endangered Species Act and associated regulation. The Toolbox includes best management practices, guidance documents, and technical resources and can be accessed online here.

To access the BMP document, click below.