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
Revised Sample Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Now Available for OSSGA Members January 18, 2019
Under the Federal Government's amended WHMIS legislation, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) have been renamed Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

Species at Risk: Updates to SARA and Upcoming Workshop

March 23, 2017 at 11:18 AM

A proposal to amend Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) as it pertains to 11 migratory birds was posted on March 11, 2017. This includes listing Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark as Threatened under Schedule 1 of SARA.

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Recovery Strategies for Illinois Tick-trefoil, Eastern Foxsnake and Gray Ratsnake have also been posted on the Species at Risk (SAR) Public Registry.

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Upcoming OSSGA Species at Risk Workshop - April 5, 2017

Exploring the requirements and opportunities associated with Species at Risk (SAR) in Ontario. What you need to know, every step of the way, from land acquisition through final rehabilitation. Topics include permitting, registration and exemptions for SAR, Safe Harbour applications, mitigation and monitoring techniques, best management practices, and opportunities for SAR habitat creation during rehabilitation. Participants will also have the opportunity to bring their site-specific questions to the ears of the MNRF and registered experts. This workshop is perfect for managers, planners, agencies and consultants. Register today!

Have questions? Contact Ashlee Zelek at azelek@ossga.com.

For more information and to register, click here.