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extending the current notification period under the ARA from 45 to 60 days to allow
more time for agencies and interested parties to review and comment on mineral
aggregate applications; ,

60 days is in no way long enough for a residential group to organize, hire experts and offer an informed opinion. This should likely be 90 or 120 days

• allowing applicants to request an extension past the current two-year overall
consultation process deadline, thereby giving applicants more time to resolve any
objections from the community;
• requiring applicants to notify residents (who may not be landowners) located within
150 metres of a proposed aggregate operation. The current contact zone is far too small. .Applicants would continue to be required to notify landowners (who may not be residents) within 120 metres of a
proposed pit; And within 500 meters of the primary haul route