Managing Excess Soils in Ontario: Requirements for 2022

Posted by on Jan 25, 2022 in Blog | 0 comments

Some people were hoping that there might be a reprieve or delay on the next phase of Ontario’s Excess Soils Regulation (O. Reg. 406/19: On-Site and Excess Soil Management). However, as the New Year opened, the Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority (RPRA) announced that “From January 1, 2022, construction and development Project Leaders and Operators/Owners of soil Reuse Sites, and Residential Development Soil Depot sites must file notices about how they reuse and...

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Managing Excess Soils at Aggregates and Quarries in Ontario

Posted by on May 18, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Funded, but not endorsed by the Ministry of the Environment Conservation and Parks (MECP), was a recent report “Best Management Practices for Aggregate Pit and Quarry Rehabilitation in Ontario.” The document was developed in March 2021 by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers. BMP for Excess Soils The purpose of the document is stated as “The BMPs are intended to assist Qualified Persons (QPs), municipalities, aggregate licensees, and operators in evaluating options...

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Proposed updates to Records of Site Condition Part 1: Excess Soils

Posted by on Mar 10, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

On January 4, 2021, the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) posted three proposals on the Environmental Registry of Ontario.  The proposals are open for comments from Qualified Persons (QPs), municipalities, and stakeholders until April 4, 2021.  The three documents, listed below, provide guidance to support the brownfields program. Proposed updates to Records of Site Condition: A Guide on Site Assessment, the Cleanup of Brownfield Sites and the Filing of...

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Management of Excess Soils in Ontario: Official Changes Begin in 2020

Posted by on Dec 20, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

As anticipated, management of excess soils in Ontario has officially been changed.  On December 4, 2019, the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation, and Parks (MECP) filed the On-Site and Excess Soil Management Regulation.  This includes associated changes to Ontario’s Record of Site Condition and Waste Management Regulation. Statement from the MECP In the official release from the MECP Minister, Jeff Yurek states, “As Ontario’s population continues to grow, we need...

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Excess Soils in Ontario: What You Need to Know

Posted by on May 24, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

In our annual informal survey at CANECT, we asked those in attendance, “What is the most important environmental issue facing the regulated community?”  One of the common themes was keeping up with changing regulatory requirements.  Perhaps nothing exemplifies this frustration more (trying to keep up with and understand your obligations) than the issue of excess soil (policy/practices/regulation). In 2016, we wrote an article in Environmental Science and Engineering (“How...

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