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!

OSSGA Submits Untangling Red Tape: Addressing Duplication in the Aggregate Industry OSSGA

January 21, 2019 at 11:03 AM

Over the past 15 years, steady and incremental changes in legislation, policy and regulation have led to significant duplication and redundancy in the various approval requirements and processes related to the aggregate industry.  Recently, the PC government announced that Ontario is “Open for Business”. In its economic outlook statement, A Plan for the People, the government promised to “create an environment across the province that will help reduce costs for businesses, strengthen their ability to invest and grow, and stimulate job creation.” The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA), applauds this new approach and is looking forward to working with the government to present its concerns about the barriers to aggregate businesses in Ontario that have been created by the increasing amount of Red Tape.  As a first step, OSSGA has provided Deputy Minister Giles Gherson, responsible for Ontario’s Red Tape Initiative, with the attached brief outlining our issues.  Over the next weeks and months OSSGA will be meeting with individual bureaucrats and politicians in all relevant Ministries to develop solutions to this important red tape issues.

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