ECO to provide Aggregate Resources Act briefing to Standing Committee on General Government

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

Click here to read the ECO has said about the Aggregate Resources Actin past reports

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