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!

Recent OSSGA Briefings

September 25, 2017 at 1:42 PM

OSSGA has released briefings regarding comments on Bill 139 and proposed changes to the OMB, as well as updates to the ARA

Comments on Bill 139 and Proposed Changes to OMB

Updates From MNRF


OSSGA has received clarification from MNRF on issues related to the implications of the levy on recycled aggregate in the regulation 244/97 and the status of recycled material counting towards site tonnage limits in section 71.1 in the ARA.


Fees will only be charged on aggregate that was excavated at the site of a pit or quarry (e.g., not on aggregate brought onto the site from elsewhere or recycled aggregate).


In addition, they have clarified the section 71.1 of the ARA has not been proclaimed, so currently recycled material that leaves a licensed site will not count towards the tonnage limit. The estimated time frame for proclamation is 3 years. Once proclaimed, however, all recycled material leaving a site will count towards that licence’s tonnage limit.


To read the update from the MNRF, click here.

To read more of OSSGA's briefings and comments, click here.