The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority is consulting on its proposed 2022 Registry fees for excess soil. These are fees that registry users pay to cover the Authority’s costs for building, maintaining and operating the Excess Soil Registry.
In March 2021 the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks directed the Authority to establish and maintain the registry to enable compliance with the On-Site and Excess Soil Management Regulation, O. Reg. 406/19 (Excess Soil Regulation). Project leaders, owners and site operators will be required to use the registry to file notices for certain project areas, reuse sites, and residential development soil depot sites where excess soil is generated, transported, temporarily placed and deposited. Registry users will be required to pay a fee upon completion of each initial notice filing, whether it’s a Project Area Notice, Reuse Site Notice, or Residential Development Soil Depot Notice.
How to take part in the consultation
Excess Soil Registry users and other interested stakeholders are invited to one of the following two webinars to learn about the methodology and assumptions used to calculate the proposed fees and to provide feedback:
- Register for webinar 1 on Wednesday, October 13 from 11 am – 12 pm
- Register for webinar 2 on Thursday, October 14 from 2 pm – 3 pm
The same information will be presented at each webinar.
Stakeholders are also invited to submit their feedback by email via Consultations@rpra.ca
All feedback must be received by the Authority on or before November 12, 2021.
The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks is responsible for policy and programs related to excess soil and will continue to conduct compliance and enforcement activities under the Excess Soil Regulation. Please direct all questions related to the regulation to the ministry via MECP.LandPolicy@ontario.ca