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!

ARA Review Report Tabled Today in Ontario Legislature

October 30, 2013

The report of the Standing Committee on General Government on the review of the Aggregate Resources Act was tabled in the Ontario Legislature this afternoon.

A copy of the report is now available here.

The Standing Committee on General Government commenced its review of the Aggregate Resources Act in March 2012 and held public hearings in Toronto, Orangeville, Kitchener, Kanata and Sudbury, ON. To further the Committee’s understanding and knowledge, OSSGA also arranged for MPPs on the Committee to tour operating and rehabilitated aggregate sites.

The Committee’s work was halted when the Legislature was prorogued in October 2012. However, its work was reconvened in April 2013 leading to the report that was tabled today.

Now that the report has been tabled, the Ministry of Natural Resources will review the report’s recommendations and decide how it may proceed.
OSSGA will review the full report shortly and provide a synopsis to members as soon as possible.