Government proposes implementation pause of January 1, 2022 requirements of Excess Soil Regulation

The Government of Ontario is currently consulting on its proposal to temporarily pause the implementation of requirements under the Excess Soil Regulation that came into effect on January 1, 2022 until January 1, 2023. View the proposal.

Provisions that came into effect January 1, 2022 and are proposed to be paused include registration and notice filing requirements that regulated persons must complete in the Excess Soil Registry. The Registry is the online system built and maintained by RPRA that enables regulated persons to comply with their registration and filing obligations outlined in the regulation.

Throughout the consultation period, the Registry will remain open for users to continue to meet their registration and filing obligations. Once the consultation concludes, RPRA will provide further information and update Registry users accordingly.

The government is seeking feedback on its proposal until April 10, 2022. To provide feedback, visit the Environmental Registry of Ontario:

If you have questions about the Excess Soil Regulation or the proposal, contact the ministry at