Changes to Aggregate Fees & Royalties
July 18, 2017 at 12:56 PM
Please be advised that Cabinet has now approved amendments to Ontario Regulation 244/97 under the Aggregate Resources Act (ARA) to make changes to aggregate fees and royalties. The amended regulation can be viewed on www.ontario.ca/laws.
Some of the changes (e.g., increases to private land and Crown land fees) will begin starting with the 2018 production year. Other changes (for example, indexing) will begin starting with the 2019 production year.
Below is a notice that was mailed to aggregate operators summarizing the regulatory changes.
These changes are the first phase in a broader review of aggregate fees. In the second phase, the ministry will consider some of the more complex issues, including how fees are distributed between upper and lower tier municipalities.
Please feel free to call Norm Cheesman at 646 727 8774 if you have any questions.