Rice Aggregates Limited - Environmental Compliance Approval (air)

Instrument type: Environmental Compliance Approval (air)

ERO number
019-3472
Ministry reference number
1000109887
Notice type
Instrument
Act
Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Comment period
April 9, 2021 - May 24, 2021 (45 days) Closed
Last updated

This consultation was open from:
April 9, 2021
to May 24, 2021

Decision summary

A new Environmental Compliance Approval (air & noise) was granted to Rice Aggregates Limited for the operation of a mobile crushing plant  that will operate at various locations across the Province of Ontario.

Location details

Site address

ON
Canada

Site location details

Mobile Facility

Proponent(s)

Rice Aggregates Limited
22481 Kennedy Road
East Gwillimbury, ON
L0G 1R0
Canada

Decision details

A new Environmental Compliance Approval (air & noise) was granted to Rice Aggregates Limited for the operation of a mobile crushing plant equipped with:

  • one portable impact primary crusher and screener
  • one stacker and associated conveyors
  • associated diesel engines

Major contaminants emitted to the air include:

  • total suspended particulate
  • silica
  • products of diesel combustion such as nitrogen oxides

Comments received

Through the registry

1

By email

0

By mail

0
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Effects of consultation

The comment received was reviewed and, where appropriate, was considered in our decision whether or not to proceed with this proposal.

A concern about the separation distance of the plant from the public members was received and considered in the review. The separation distances between the facility and sensitive receptors were determined in the application using a conservative approach. The applicant has demonstrated that when operated in accordance with this approval, the air and noise emissions from the approved equipment is expected to comply with this ministry’s applicable regulations and guidelines including O. Reg. 419/05: Air Pollution: Local Air Quality and the noise guidelines.

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Appeal

This instrument decision can be appealed. You have 15 days from January 11, 2022 to begin the appeal process.

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Appeal process for decisions published before June 1, 2021

If you’re an Ontario resident, you can start the process to appeal this instrument decision.

First, you’ll need to seek leave (i.e. get permission) from the relevant appellate body to appeal the decision.

If the appellate body grants leave, the appeal itself will follow.

Seek leave to appeal

To seek leave to appeal, you need to do these three things:

  1. prepare your application
  2. provide notice to the minister
  3. mail your application to three parties

1. Prepare your application

You’ll need to prepare an application. You may wish to include the following things in your application:

  1. A document that includes:
    • your name, phone number, fax number (if any), and/or email address
    • the ERO number and ministry reference number (located on this page)
    • a statement about whether you are a resident in Ontario
    • your interest in the decision, and any facts you want taken into account in deciding whether you have an interest in the decision
    • the parts of the instrument that you’re challenging
    • whether the decision could result in significant harm to the environment
    • the reason(s) why you believe that no reasonable person – having regard to the relevant law and to any government policies developed to guide decisions of that kind – could have made the decision
    • the grounds (facts) you’ll be using to appeal
    • the outcome you’d like to see
  2. A copy of the instrument (approval, permit, order) that you you are seeking leave to appeal. You’ll find this in the decision notice on the Environmental Registry
  3. Copies of all supporting documents, facts and evidence that you’ll be using to appeal
What is considered

The appeal body will consider the following two questions in deciding whether to grant you leave to appeal:

  1. is there is good reason to believe that no reasonable person, with respect to the relevant law and to any government policies developed to guide decisions of that kind, could have made the decision?
  2. could the decision you wish to appeal result in significant harm to the environment?

2. Provide your notice

You’ll need to provide notice to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks that you’re seeking leave to appeal.

In your notice, please include a brief description of the:

  • decision that you wish to appeal
  • grounds for granting leave to appeal

You can provide notice by email at minister.mecp@ontario.ca or by mail at:

College Park 5th Floor, 777 Bay St.
Toronto, ON 
M7A 2J3

3. Mail your application

You’ll need to mail your application that you prepared in step #1 to each of these three parties:

  • appellate body
  • issuing authority (the ministry official who issued the instrument)
  • proponent (the company or individual to whom the instrument was issued)

Issuing authority
Neryed Ragbar
Manager (A) Air Approvals

Environmental Permissions Branch
135 St Clair Avenue West
Floor 3
Toronto, ON
M4V 1P5
Canada

437 776 8348

Proponent(s)

Rice Aggregates Limited
22481 Kennedy Road
East Gwillimbury, ON
L0G 1R0
Canada


Appellate body

Environmental Review Tribunal
Attention: The Secretary
655 Bay Street
Floor 15
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1E5
(416) 212-6349
(866) 448-2248
OLT.Registrar@ontario.ca

About the Environmental Review Tribunal


Include the following:

ERO number
019-3472
Ministry reference number
1000109887

This is not legal advice. Please refer to the Environmental Bill of Rights for exact legal requirements. Consult a lawyer if you need help with the appeal process.

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Original proposal

ERO number
019-3472
Ministry reference number
1000109887
Notice type
Instrument
Act
Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Proposal posted

Comment period

April 9, 2021 - May 24, 2021 (45 days)

Proposal details

This proposal is for a new Environmental Compliance Approval (air & noise) for Rice Aggregates Limited for the operation of a mobile crushing plant equipped with one enclosed crusher, one enclosed screener, three associated diesel engines and fugitive emissions from the handling, temporary storage and transfer of aggregate materials associated with the portable crushing plant operations.

The equipment will be used to process aggregate throughout the Province of Ontario and currently operates up to 11 hours per day (from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm), 6 days per week (Monday to Saturday), and 44 weeks per year.

Contaminant emissions to the atmosphere include:

  • total suspended particulate
  • benzene
  • naphthalene
  • products of combustion such as nitrogen oxides

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Comment

Commenting is now closed.

This consultation was open from April 9, 2021
to May 24, 2021

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