The report contains recommendations and government responses for the following areas of concern: aggregate licensing, recycled aggregates, land use planning, aggregate operations on agricultural Land, impact of aggregate operations on water resources, rehabilitation of closed quarries, and transportation. Public consultations are to take place later in 2014 in hopes of developing a plan for provincial legislative and regulatory change.
A tip of the hat to The Food and Water First team and their many supporters for raising their voices in support of change at the provincial level. #FoodWaterFirst
More information on the Aggregate Resources Act Review can be found by visiting Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Aggregate Resources.