Soil is an important resource as it supports plant growth, stores and filters water and provides habitat for organisms, among other functions. To help preserve this resource, good soil management practices minimize soil excavation during construction and allow for reuse on site.
The province of Ontario has implemented the On-Site Soil Management Regulation (Regulation 406/19) to ensure the best management of excess soil from construction projects.
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.”
On January 1, 2021, Phase One of Ontario’s new On-Site and Excess Soil Management Regulation, and supporting amendments took effect under the Province’s EPA.
On March 15, 2021, the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks directed the Authority to develop, implement and maintain a registry for...
On January 1, 2021, Phase One of Ontario’s new On-Site and Excess Soil Management Regulation took effect under the province’s Environmental Protection Act (“EPA”).
Ontario has finalized amendments to the On-Site and Excess Soil Management Reg, the Record of Site Condition Reg, and the General Waste Management Reg.
As a result of the COVID-19, the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) is proposing to extend the grandfathering for infrastructure projects and provide additional flexibility for excess soil reuse.
In response to the COVID-19 and to provide clarity to support appropriate beneficial reuse of excess soil, we are proposing amendments under the Environmental Protection Act.
Ontario’s new excess soil regulation showcases many of the trends in environmental policy today, and points to some skills that will be in demand in the future.
“Greenfields” – typically agricultural properties being developed – may be subject to fewer rules and regulations than properties that may have been impacted by previous commercial or industrial use
The implementation of Ontario’s new excess soil regulation has been delayed until January 2021, to the relief of some stakeholders.
The Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) recently announced it was delaying implementation of requirements under the new Excess Soil Regulation.
The Ministry of the Environment is delaying implementation of requirements under the new Excess Soil Regulation to Jan 1, 2021
If you’re a municipality or a developer, this regulation will change how you must approach excess soil
Where do the soils excavated from our basements go? Our backyards, neighbors’ backyards or into our drinking water?
By Mark Sabourin: Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has released a plan to make it less costly for builders to reuse excess soil, more costly for builders and haulers who break soil management rules, and easier for developers to redevelop some brownfield sites.