OSSGA Shows Support of Minister Yakabuski's Announcement on Aggregate Reform September 26, 2019
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.
Calling all Speakers! July 9, 2019
Bill 108 on its Way to a Vote! June 6, 2019
Ontario Aggregate Summit April 1, 2019
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!
Regulations Designating Physical Activities under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 Finalized and Filed
October 30, 2013
Changes to the Regulations Designating Physical Activities (the Project List) under the federal Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) were finalized and filed by the federal Minister of the Environment last week.
OSSGA and the Cement Association of Canada worked during the public comment period last spring to bring concerns of industry regarding the proposed threshold of tonnage to the attention of the federal Minister, MPs and other federal officials. This effort was successful in affecting significant changes to the final regulations filed.
Thank you to the Cement Association of Canada for their leadership on this file.