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Bill 39 ARA amendments pass Ontario Legislature


May 12, 2017
By OSSGA

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May 12, 2017 – After months and indeed years of waiting, Bill 39, the Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, or ARMMA, passed 3rd Reading in the Ontario Legislature late Tuesday afternoon.

The Bill approved amendments to the existing Aggregate Resources Act, or ARA.

The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) testified at Committee in February during hearings at Queen’s Park, and called for a number of changes which were subsequently voted down. Discussions will now begin with MNRF policy staff on the regulations, a process which is expected to take several months.