Growth Plan Consultation Period June 16, 2020
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has released ERO # 019-1680 that opens a consultation period for changes to the Growth Plan. Most of these changes relate to the building and development industry, but there was also an amendment with respect to aggregate. The posting provides a 45-day comment period.
Submit your Health & Safety Award Nominations! November 11, 2019
The OSSGA Health & Safety Committee invites all active OSSGA members to recognize individuals and operations within their organizations that have excelled at making safety a part of their daily responsibilities. The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 13th. The awards and certificates will be presented at the 2020 Operations, Health & Safety Seminar on January 22 & 23rd.

OSSGA Releases Environmental Legal Register

May 24, 2017 at 1:27 PM

OSSGA has developed an environmental legal register to help our members maintain compliance with federal and provincial environmental legal requirements (legislation, regulations, standards and guidelines) that impact the operation of pits and quarries in Ontario. The register is an excel table and contains headings with appropriate filters so you can easily search for the categories (e.g.  water taking, endangered species, air and noise) applicable to your operations. The register also contains a high-level description of additional legislative requirements (i.e. permitting and planning) related to environmental aspects.

This environmental legal register complements OSSGA’s Environmental Management Guide for Pits and Quarries and Best Management Practices (developed in 2016) to help you accomplish your site specific environmental goals, programs and procedures.

The register will also be available in the Members Area of our website. If you have any questions regarding the legal register, please contact Ashlee Zelek at If you have any questions regarding access to the Members Section, please contact Eva DaSilva at
Please note that the information contained in this legal register is intended as general information only and is not intended to serve as a replacement for professional or legal advice. Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy and completeness, OSSGA is not responsible for the results of any actions taken on the basis of the information collected in this register, or interpretation of the legislation and regulations applicable to your operations. The register is current as of the date referenced; OSSGA will provide updates to this register annually.