Submit your Health & Safety Award Nominations! November 11, 2019
The OSSGA Health & Safety Committee invites all active OSSGA members to recognize individuals and operations within their organizations that have excelled at making safety a part of their daily responsibilities. The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 13th. The awards and certificates will be presented at the 2020 Operations, Health & Safety Seminar on January 22 & 23rd.
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.

OSSGA Submits Comments on “Guidance to Support Implementation of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017”

June 28, 2018 at 10:27 AM

OSSGA submits comments on “Guidance to Support Implementation of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017”

 

OSSGA, in consultation with its members, submitted comments on the proposed “Guidance to Support Implementation of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017”.

 

The purpose of this draft guidance document is to support the implementation of the Municipal Comprehensive Review (MCR) process as required by the Growth Plan, 2017. The new Growth Plan redefined an MCR as a new Official Plan, or an Official Plan Amendment, initiated by the upper-tier municipality and approved by the Province. The MCR process involves undertaking background research, public consultation, and policy formulation necessary to bring Official Plans into full conformity with the Growth Plan.

 

The draft guidance document indicates that the MCR components cannot be implemented independently and must be contained in one Official Plan Amendment in an integrated growth management approach.

 

OSSGA notes a general omission of reference to aggregates throughout the document. The MCR Guidance Document does not reflect the role aggregates plays in development, the ability for Mineral Aggregate Operations to occur within the Growth Plan area, or the requirement to identify and protect aggregate resources.

 

OSSGA highlighted and elaborated on various issues that would improve the guidance for inclusion of mineral aggregate operations within Official Plans.

 

You can read OSSGA’s full submission here.