Ontario’s new Excess Soil Registry launching on December 1

The Excess Soil Registry will launch on December 1, giving registry users a full month to use the system before obligations in the On-Site and Excess Soil Management Regulation Reg 406/19 to file notices take effect on January 1, 2022.  The design and construction phase of the Registry build process was successfully completed, and the Registry has been thoroughly tested internally, and externally by members of the Industry Stakeholder Working Group.

The Authority built the Registry to be efficient and user-friendly for project leaders, owners, and site operators to file required notices for excess soil that is excavated, transported, temporarily placed and deposited. The Authority also made it easy for the public to find information about the movement of excess soil throughout the province on our searchable database of notices.

Here is what Registry users can do to prepare for the launch:

Join the Authority for a live demonstration 

The Authority will be delivering three online sessions to demonstrate how the Registry works and how to file notices:

  1. Introducing the Registry – Thursday November 25 from 9:00am to 10:30am: An opportunity for registry users to get the first public look at the Registry and see how to create and manage an account. The Authority will also demonstrate how to search for notices on the public portal and how registry users can access technical support. Register.
  1. Project Area Notices – Tuesday, November 30 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm: A live walkthrough of the process to file a Project Area Notice on the Registry. Register.
  1. Reuse Site Notices – Thursday, December 2 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm: A live walkthrough of the process to file a Reuse Site notice on the Registry. Register.

All sessions will be recorded and posted on the Authority’s website for registry users who cannot join live.

Bookmark our website

rpra.ca/excess-soil-registry/ is the home of the Excess Soil Registry. On December 1, this is where registry users will go to file a notice and search for a notice. Registry users are invited to take a look to learn more about the Registry project and the Authority.

Read the FAQs

Registry users can find the answers to frequently asked questions about the Registry, including who needs to  file notices and when, what and how fees will be charged, and the role definitions of the types of Registry users on the Authority’s FAQs page.

Missed previous updates on the Excess Soil Registry build project and the development of Registry fees? Catch up here.