The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will provide a briefing about the Aggregate Resources Act to the Standing Committee on General Government on Monday May 7, 2012 at 2 p.m.
The Standing Committee on General Government is reviewing the Aggregate Resources Act and will report its observations and recommendations with respect to strengthening the Act to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
In developing such recommendations, the Committee’s focus shall include, but not be limited to, the following areas:
- The Act’s consultation process
- How siting, operations, and rehabilitation are addressed in the Act
- Best practices and new developments in the industry
- Fees / Royalties
- Aggregate resource development and protection, including conservation/recycling
2009/2010 Annual Report: Sand Excavation: When a “Pit” is not a “Pit”
2008/09 Annual Report: The Swiss Cheese Syndrome: Pits and Quarries Come in Clusters
April 2007 Special Report: Doing Less With Less: Oversight of Sand and Gravel Extraction
2006/07 Annual Report: Preserving Natural Areas, or Extracting Aggregates Wherever They Lie?
2006/07 Annual Report: Aggregate Resources Procedures Manual
January 2006: the ECO convened 30 stakeholders to an Aggregates Round Table
2005/2006 Annual Report: Ontario’s Sand and Gravel Extraction Policy: Overdue for Review
2005/2006 Annual Report: Aggregate Rehabilitation Issues and Fees