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).

Changes to Aggregate Fees & Royalties

July 18, 2017 at 12:56 PM

Please be advised that Cabinet has now approved amendments to Ontario Regulation 244/97 under the Aggregate Resources Act (ARA) to make changes to aggregate fees and royalties. The amended regulation can be viewed on www.ontario.ca/laws.

Some of the changes (e.g., increases to private land and Crown land fees) will begin starting with the 2018 production year. Other changes (for example, indexing) will begin starting with the 2019 production year.

Below is a notice that was mailed to aggregate operators summarizing the regulatory changes.

These changes are the first phase in a broader review of aggregate fees. In the second phase, the ministry will consider some of the more complex issues, including how fees are distributed between upper and lower tier municipalities.

Please feel free to call Norm Cheesman at 646 727 8774 if you have any questions.