Panel of experts will give an update on the new excess soil laws and how they will affect your business.
Do your contracts reflect this legislation?
On December 4, 2019, the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) announced the long-awaited On-site and Excess Soil Management Regulation (O. Reg. 406/19) and Rules Document (adopted by reference). The first part of O. Reg. 406/19 will take effect on January 1, 2020 (Reuse Rules and Waste Clarification) with the second part on January 1, 2022 (Planning Requirements and Hauling Records). A ban on Landfill disposal of excess soil that meets Table 2.1 Standards for Residential/Parkland/Institutional property uses will take effect as of January 1, 2025.
The focus of the Regulation is to clarifying when excess soil can be reused, identifying activities that can proceed without an Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) under certain conditions, and when excess soil planning is required, along with tracking and registration for larger and riskier sites.