Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Statement by Ontario's Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry on the Review of the Aggregate Resources Act (ARA)

Bill Mauro, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, has issued the following statement on the Aggregate Resources Act in Ontario:
“Today, Ontario is posting a proposal for changes to the Aggregate Resources Act, its regulation and the associated Provincial Standards that will help to modernize and strengthen the province's framework for the management of aggregates.
The changes we are proposing are based on recommendations from the Standing Committee on General Government as well as information gathered last fall, during engagement sessions with municipal associations, key stakeholders, experts, other ministries, and First Nation and M├ętis communities and organizations to find the right balance for pits and quarries in our province. We listened carefully and incorporated that valuable feedback to propose improvements to the existing policy framework to better support our aggregate needs now, and in the years to come.
Through this posting on Ontario's Environmental Registry, we are looking... read more

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