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!
2019 Active & Associate Member Applications Are Now Available! February 1, 2019
2019 Active & Associate Member Applications to the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association are now available. Visit ossga.com/why_join_ossga to apply!
Securing Access to Stone, Sand & Gravel: OSSGA's Recommendations for Securing Close-to-Market Aggregate January 30, 2019
Ensuring Economic Growth and Future Greenspace in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

OSSGA ACKNOWLEDGES GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO REVIEW OF AGGREGATE RESOURCES ACT

February 21, 2014

OSSGA ACKNOWLEDGES GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
TO REVIEW OF AGGREGATE RESOURCES ACT
 
MISSISSAUGA, Ont., February 21, 2014  — The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) acknowledges yesterday’s comprehensive government response to the Report on the Review of the Aggregate Resources Act  and stands ready to help implement key recommendations.
 
Tabled by the Honourable David Orazietti, Minister of Natural Resources (MNR) in the Ontario Legislature yesterday afternoon, the Comprehensive Government Response to Standing Committee on General Government’s Report on the Review of the Aggregate Resources Act (ARA) offers the provincial government’s initial reaction and next steps on the 38 recommendations made by the standing committee last October.
 
“The response recognizes that we’re a highly-regulated industry that works hard day-in and day-out to be good stewards of the land and good neighbours in the communities in which we operate,” said OSSGA CEO Moreen Miller.
 
However, Miller also notes that is has been almost two years since the standing committee began its review and Ontario’s transportation, transit and housing infrastructure needs remain unabated.
 
“That’s why we’re keen to see the recommendations come to fruition as they balance complex land-use planning issues with the mineral aggregate policies of the Provincial Policy Statement,” said Miller. “Towards that end, OSSGA and the Minister of Natural Resources’ office have been working positively together and look forward to continuing to do so.”
 
The Standing Committee on General Government commenced its review of the ARA in March 2012, held public hearings across the province and toured a number of operating and rehabilitated aggregate sites. The all-party Committee’s report was tabled in the Ontario Legislature on October 30, 2013.
 
The last major revisions to the ARA were made in 1997.
 
 
About the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) is a non-profit industry association representing over 280 sand, gravel, and crushed stone producers and suppliers of valuable industry products and services. Collectively, our members supply 75% of the approximately 152 million tonnes of aggregate consumed annually in the province to build and maintain Ontario’s infrastructure needs. OSSGA works in partnership with government and the public to promote a safe and competitive aggregate industry contributing to the creation of strong communities in the province.
 
Importance of stone, sand & gravel
Stone, sand and gravel help create and sustain the high standard of living we enjoy in Ontario. Our highways, transit, homes, schools and communities are all built with stone products extracted from Ontario’s pits and quarries.
 
 
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Dan Muys, Director of Communications & Marketing
Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
Office: (905) 507-0711 ext. 8
Cell: (647) 533-1864
dmuys@ossga.com