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Today's Standards

Today's Standards

Our license granted by the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry (MNRF) in 1974 simply grants us the right to extract the resource. Our operation must and will operate at today's standards. It is the law. 

The government of Ontario can put new standards into place that govern the aggregates industry. As new rules take effect, we are required and we will comply with the new standards and regulations. An example is when the Aggregate Resource Act replaced the Pit and Quarries Act in 1990 and our site plans were updated to reflect the change. 

A number of the key regulations that we will meet, and strive to exceed are:

Environmental Compliance Approval (Air and Noise Emissions)

  • Dufferin Aggregates will prepare technical reports and will submit an application to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC).
  • This process will include an Environmental Bill of Rights posting. 

Permit to Take Water (PTTW)

  • Dufferin Aggregates is preparing technical reports and will submit an application to the MOECC.
  • This process will include an Environmental Bill of Rights posting.
  • Ongoing monitoring and assessment for input into Source Protection Plan.
  • Adjustments to the operations plan under direction of Source Protection Authority and/or MOECC.

Endangered Species Act

  • Ongoing assessment and monitoring.
  • Adjustment to the operations plan under direction of MNRF.

General Ecology (birds, bees, trees)

  • Ongoing assessment and monitoring.
  • Adjustments to the operations plan in consultation with Conservation Authority, MNRF and the community.

Transportation (County roads and general traffic safety)

  • Abide by designated County truck route.
  • Completion of Watts Pond Road upgrades at direction of County.
  • Ongoing road safety initiatives as directed by County and OPP.