The Authority is consulting on its proposed 2022 Registry fees for Excess Soil from September 27, 2021, to November 12, 2021. These are fees that registry users pay to cover the Authority’s costs for building, maintaining, and operating the Excess Soil Registry.
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. See links below for more information on the types of notices filings and when the initial notice filings will be required.
Excess Soil Registry users and other interested stakeholders were invited to join one of two webinars to learn about the methodology and assumptions used to calculate the proposed fees, and to provide feedback:
- Webinar 1 was held on Wednesday, October 13 from 11am – 12pm. Watch the recording.
- Webinar 2 was held on Thursday, October 14 from 2pm – 3pm. Watch the recording.
The same information was presented at each webinar. Here is the summary of the authority’s answers to the questions asked during both webinars: Q&A summary.
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 Authority will consider the feedback received during the consultation to finalize the 2022 Registry fees for Excess Soil. The final fees, as well as a report summarizing the consultation process and stakeholder feedback, will be posted to the Authority’s website. Stakeholders will be notified when the final fees and consultation report have been posted.
In March 2021, the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) directed the Authority to develop, implement and maintain a Registry for obligated parties under the Onsite and Excess Soil Management Regulation by January 1, 2022.
The regulation sets rules and standards for the reuse of excess soil, requirements for the planning and tracking of reuse and disposal of excess soil, and requirements for certain procedures at larger soil reuse sites.
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